Friday, 21 May 2010

Delicious Date and Apple Cake

A few months ago, after running in the Brighton half marathon, I had a piece of cake in my favourite Brighton coffee shop Coffee@33 called lumberjack cake.  It was heavy with date and apple, with a delicious caramelised coconut topping.  It was the first time I'd heard of this cake but I was smitten!  After a little bit of research, I managed to find a couple of recipes and the favourite so far has been from the forummers recipes on and you can find the original here.

Apparently this cake is delicious without the cocunut topping but to me, this is the best bit!!

Anyway, I made this last night to take to a lovely afternoon tea picnic today for my Mum's birthday.  The weather in the south east was wonderful, and I spent the afternoon at Wakehurst Place with my sisters, parents and beautiful Ben (my nephew).  Sarah made perfect finger sandwiches, Claire made heart shaped scones and I made cake.  Ben provided the entertainment. 

Happy Birthday to the best Mum in the world! x


  1. The cake looks gorgeous! I like the sound of the apple and date mmmm Love the scones too - good idea! The piccies are lovely, so good to have a sunny day - your nephew is adorable :) Happy birthday to your Mum!

  2. Looks wonderful - what a lovely way to spend a sunny day.

    Please pass on my Birthday wishes too!

  3. Thank you! I have passed on your birthday wishes. Can't believe how gorgeous the weekend was! x

  4. Sounds like a lovely place to have a birthday tea and a lovely birthday tea to have. I went there for the 1st time last summer, thought it was a great place