Recipe courtesy of Dana, Honey I’m in the Kitchen
All hail the humble date. It’s become so trendy recently although it is one of the world’s oldest cultivated fruits dating back thousands of years. Dates are probably the fruit most synonymous with Arabic and Middle Eastern sweets. I love how, even in their most natural state, they taste as though they’ve come right out of the oven: sticky sweet with strong notes of honey and caramel. This is a date and pistachio cake baked in one of my favorite cake moulds, Fatima’s hand, from @meltingpotsdxb . The cake is sticky and moist and so rich in flavor juxtaposed against the nutty earthiness of the pistachio. Excellent with a cup of tea, or even a scoop of good old-fashioned vanilla ice-cream.
You can find the beautiful “Fatima Hand” mold Dana used for her Date cake through Melting Pots Dubai!