This cake turned out to be quite an adventure! Do you know when you're trying to get a quick cake baked for a relaxed Saturday afternoon, just staying home and cozy up with the family? Well, that was the goal but it ended up being an "adventure" cake!
I got this recipe a while ago when I was browsing for cake recipes without eggs. This Saturday I ran out of eggs so I immediately referred to the said recipe. It's a quick method and pretty simple one too: get all the ingredients on the blender, give them a blitz and bake the batter in the oven!
I went to get my Nutribullet, which is what I use as a blender, and the poor thing just didn't work! Apparently one of the pieces is broken so I'll have to figure out if I can replace it or not. I was so sad! I use it almost everyday, to make my smoothies, tomato sauce, soups and smoothie bows.
Well, with all the stress of it not working I ended up using my immersion blender to mix the cake batter up...I even forgot about using the Kitchen Aid to do it - talk about loosing your marbles! Anyway, the adventure didn't stop here. Now that I'm writing it down it seems pretty funny, not so much on Saturday afternoon!
I turned the oven on at 200 F and had the cake baking at that temperature for about half an hour until I realized it wasn't rising properly...then, I remembered! I was thinking about Celsius (which we use in Europe) and should have turned it on 400 F! Oh, my! It was such a stressful cake to bake! After getting the oven at the right temperature it sure turned out great and it'll have me checking for the oven temperature twice, from now on!
Now, for the recipe! I used the yogurt cups as the measurement unit for all the ingredients. It makes it even more easy and quick to get this cake going. It's a super simple and delicious cake, topped with date chocolate spread that will have you craving an extra slice at the end of your first one.
Even without the chocolate drizzle it's a perfect tea cake. Simple and moist. However, your sweet tooth will love the delicious spread coating and will be asking for seconds, for sure!
It looks and tastes amazingly and I had almost no effort at all cooking it! It made up for the adventures I stumbled upon to getting it ready!