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Boozy date and Coffee Cake


Boozy date and Coffee Cake with Lime Buttercream Icing, Using Atholl Brose, a traditional Scottish Whisky liqeuer. Perfect with a cuppa' Joe :)












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6 tablespoons coffee
3 fluid Oz. brewed and cooled
3 tablespoons scotch whiskey
45 millilitres, Atholl Brose, or any whiskey Liquere
8 medium dates
roughly chopped and pitted
5 medium dates
pitted, whole, for decoration
cup sugar, superfine
80 grams, seperated into 2 portions of 30g and 50g
1 pinch cinnamon
½ cup butter
soft and cubed, 75 grams
1 large eggs
1 ¼ cups self-rising flour
150 grams
5 tablespoons lime juice
cup powdered sugar
Icing sugar, 150 grams
½ cup butter
softened, 75 grams


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius. Line an 8" shallow round cake tin with greaseproof paper and grease the sides of the tin with butter.

in a saucepan add the cooled coffee, whiskey liqeuer and 8 chopped dates along with 30g of sugar and a pinch of cinnamon, Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 3 to 5 minutes set aside to cool.

In a large bowl add the 75g butter and 50g sugar and beat until smooth then add the beaten egg and whisk until mixed. once mixed add the 100g of sifted flour and mix. then add the dates and liqeuer mix to the cake batter and combine.

Transfer the cake batter to the cake tin and smooth the top, then decorate with the 5 whole and pitted dates.

Bake in the center of the oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Once fully cooked let the cake cool in the tin for 3 to 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

for the Lime butter icing, add the remaining butter and icing sugar to a bowl along with the lime juice and whisk until stiff. At this point you can add more icing sugar to the icing depending on how stiff / soft you prefer your topping to be. Once the cake has completely cooled, cover the cake in the buttercream with a pallette knife or if you prefer, use a pipng bag for a more decorative finish.

Cut into slices and serve with a good cuppa' coffee. :)


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Should be "liqueur" rather than "liqeuer". I know, it's a seldom used word. Recipe looks great.

over 13 years ago


love to try this but is it euro measures? work my brain trying to convert to cups and teaspoons

over 12 years ago


Just converted the recipe, now should be much easier to use, enjoy!

over 12 years ago

steven houghton

look my nan can make better then tht

over 12 years ago


Welcome to share the recipe your nan makes and the pictures with us :) I definitely believe your nan can make a better one :)

over 12 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 149g (5.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 35560% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 422mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 8% Iron 6%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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