Sunday, December 2, 2012

Test Kitchen #4 - Kek Kurma Kayu Manis (Cinnamon Date Cake)

This cake is opened for order. RM 60/9.5 inch square (subject to changes according to dates price and availability). Self collect around Kuching area. Refer to Cafe Order for ordering details.

I never had a chance to spend much time in the kitchen. And if I do, I'd take the pictures of my baking and cooking project. Sadly, the picture never get published...still sitting in my memory card waiting to be blogged about. 

This time its different. I have been wanting to do light cake with dates. It just a matter of time. The basic cake is actually pound cake. But I have adjusted certain ingredient to that I could achieve the flavor that I want. Originally I only want to put dates in a basic cake. But as I went on baking...certain ingredients somehow get its way into my recipe. The best thing about this cake is my brother who only love chocolate cake have declared this cake is the second best in his preference. To have a fussy person like him to said that is an honor. Besides, a dear friend of mine insist to have this recipe. And would be happy to share to all my readers. Do me a favor, whenever people ask for this recipe...please ask them to get it from my blog. The more traffic I get from readers viewing my humble blog....the more motivation I have to update stuff that I love.

So everyone...get ready to bake:


The Ingredients (Bahan-bahan):

520g of flour (tepung)
520g of eggs (telur)
350g of sugar (gula) - can reduce the amount tp lessen the sweetness
520g of butter (mentega)
2 heapful teaspoon of cinnamon powder (sudu teh penuh serbuk kayu manis)
2 cups of coarsely chopped date (cawan kurma yang dicincang kasar)
3/4 cup of dried lorange rind (cawan kulit oren kering)
1/2 cup of finely chopped cherries (cawan ceri dicincang halus)
1.5 cap of vanilla flavor (penutup perisa vanila)
1/3 teaspoon of baking powder (sudu kecil serbuk penaik)
9.5 inch square mould (inci loyang segiempat)

Beat the butter till thickens. Set aside.
Pukul mentega hingga kembang dan ketepikan

Beat eggs and sugar till fluffy 
Pukul telur dan gula hingga kembang

Add cinnamon powder and baking powder to flour. Mix well. 
Masukkan serbuk kayu manis dan serbuk penaik ke dalam tepung. Sebatikan.

Add flour mixture and eggs mixture alternately to butter mixture and mix well 
Masukkan adunan tepung dan adunan telur ke dalam adunan mentega secara bergilir dan sebatikan.

Add in dates, orange rind and cherries. Mix well 
Masukkan kurma, kulit oren dan ceri ke dalam aduanan dan sebatikan

Bake in preheat oven in 170 degree celcius till approximately 45 min. Do not open the oven door in the first 20 minutes of baking. Test with clean skewer to check if it is done. 
Bakar dalam oven yang telah dipanaskan pada suhu 170 darjah selsius sehingga kira-kira 45 minit. Jangan buka pintu oven pada 20 minit pertama. Cucuk dengan lidi bersih untuk pastikan ia masak.

Note: For outstanding taste, use premium quality and fresh ingredients

Let me know if u have tried the recipe and give your comments in the comment section below. Appreciate if you could share picture of your cake or modification that you have made to make this cake taste better.


  1. i la yg insist u tu kan kan kan kan..haha..

  2. sapa lagi kalau buka u...hahah....u kene bake ini cake tau...n kene bubuh review in your blog dan back link to my blog...ini satu arahan pengetua...