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Date and Orange Ring

Date and Orange Ring

Today I will present you with this astonishing Date and Orange Ring it’s not just any cake but filled with chocolate and orange peel. Sometime they add just dates to make it very moist, you can add any kind of filling. I remember my mother in law making this cake. Apparently in the old days they used to make this cake in the village when they heard of a young couple about to get married. After the cake was baked they used to put posies of flowers in the centre, whether this is true or not I am not sure, I am only repeating what my mother in law said. I love old-fashioned cakes and puddings especially. This cake is nice with your morning coffee or afternoon tea or you can even dunk it in your coffee! The thing about this Date and Orange Ring is that once you have taken your first bite it will crumble deliciously in your mouth and believe me this can be quite addictive!

One thing about this cake is that you can use any type of flour, it doesn’t have to be a supreme flour – you can even use wholemeal flour (unlike sponge). This is a good family cake and I have baked it many times with my children, using their ideas for decoration – and it is very easy to cut into slices.

Let’s get baking:

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Date and Orange Ring
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Course Cake
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Ingredients
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Course Cake
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
portions
Ingredients
For the dough:
For the filling:
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Rate this recipe!
Instructions
For the dough:
  1. In a food processor whisk the butter and the sugar until pale
  2. Change to a pastry hook then add the rest of ingredients and mix to form a dough.
For the filling:
  1. Lightly dust flour on work top then roll the dough to form a large square, not too thick
  2. Take the butter then brush over the pastry.
  3. Now sprinkle with the dates, orange peel, chocolate and cinnamon. you can use any kind of dried fruit for this recipe, I just love dates.
  4. Slowly roll up the dough tightly, like the photo, then cut it with string about 1" thick. You can use a sharp knife if you want but my method is much neater.
  5. Have your large lined greased cake tin ready.
  6. Arrange one slice in the tin, then over lap the second on,e like the photo, until they are all done. (I forgot to take a photo before I put them in the oven)
  7. Brush with egg or milk, then bake in a preheated oven on middle shelf, gas mark 4 / 180c for 30 mins. as soon as you see the cake ring has lovely golden colour take it out of the oven.
  8. Leave in the tin for 5 mins then transfer to a wire rack to cool down.
  9. Mix the icing sugar with water then lift with a spoon and drizzle over the cake.
  10. Place few chocolate drop on top of the icing and leave to set. Enjoy with your choice of drink.
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5 Comments

  1. Ruth says:

    Mmmm….. this looks divine – I can’t wait to try cooking such a delicious looking cake! I’ve always wanted to know how to shape the dough for a ring cake so this has been very helpful.

  2. Anitha Gowda says:

    Date and orange ring name itself is enough to leave me asking for more. Now I know the shaping of ring bread. Thank you

  3. Viviana says:

    Absolutely delicious, very helpful to see how you assembled it to form the ring!!

    • Thank you Viviana I see what you mean glad you like it, but you now what you can use any method you know I just happend to know this way. Thank you for your visit.

  4. Antonet Roajer says:

    Wonderfull!! Never tried this kind of recipe, going to try it.

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