Every month Nigella Lawson hosts a Cookalong Competition.
September’s challenge was a walnut cake.
There weren’t any walnuts on hand at the time I was making this cake, and in true Tammy style, I waited the very last minute to enter the cookalong and had no time to run out and pick some up.
Mom and I ‘improvised’ a little, if I may say so myself. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m sure Nigella’s cake is absolutely delicious. But. Our date cake is immense. In my opinion. Let’s just say if it had been a date cake challenge, we would have won. Is that pretentious of me to say?
In addition to the walnut replacement, we replaced half the butter in the cake with one apple and yogurt.
To top it all off, I made an Espresso Swirled Buttercream Frosting.
I have to say. This cake was damn good, and I highly recommend you try it. That includes you, Ms. Lawson.
For Date Cake: