The dates give this cake a lovely fudgey texture and a fruity caramel-like taste. The splash of vanilla and Cognac add to the richness of the dried fruits.
I have quite a few date cake recipes and as well as dried fig recipes but I didn’t have a cake that brought these lovely fruits together. Not having to bake it was a added bonus too.
The combination of dried fruits and a splash of cognac means that this cake would work fantastically well with a cheese plate.
And it’s a safe bet if you are entertaining as it’s gluten and dairy free and made without egg.
Not quite the fig, date and nut cake you were looking for? How about this fabulously fruity Fruit and Nut Cake recipe?
- 2 Cups Dried Figs
- 2 Cups Dried Dates
- ½ Cup Roasted Sliced Almonds
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tablespoon Cognac
- 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
- For the full recipe please visit: http://www.adventures-in-cooking.com/2012/05/date-fig-almond-cake-with-sea-salt.html