Class 18 – Show Entry no.161

A cake, any type, without fancy icing.

Date and Walnut Loaf cake by UG

Entry 161 – Date and Walnut Loaf Cake

Judge’s comments:

My first reaction when I saw the photo was that your cake lacked shape, not baked in a loaf tin as expected.  Having read your recipe I now know that the mixture is made into a soft dough, which is then shaped into a round on a baking tray, like a large scone.  The recipe includes a high proportion of nuts and dates so should be very tasty.  Another time you could try baking it at a lower temperature for longer so that it is evenly baked throughout.  You have made a rustic cake which is deliciously fruity and perfect to accompany a cup of tea or coffee.