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By Amanda of ArtisanMaskers

(Late Friday entry, borrowed from her personal blog: http://amandajphotos.blogspot.com/search?q=recipe)

Food Adventure: Date Cake

So, lately I’ve been wanting to branch out a little in the food department. At a book club I attend, we’d decided to do Middle Eastern Food in February. Not knowing ANYTHING about Middle Eastern Food, I relied heavily on google, and came up with this. The cake would be a good coffee cake, and Asher said it was “DELICIOUS!”, but I felt like the flavor was a lot like a recipe I’ve already got and was disappointed by the lack of “date” taste in the cake. But, hey. You win some, you lose some on a food adventure, right?

Boiling the dates…

Mixing them in…

And the finished cake!

I added a powdered sugar stencil of a dragon (NOT traditional… ;D ) in honor of the book we read: The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova

WARNING: Food adventures are not for the faint of heart…