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Cape Brandy Cake AKA Tipsey tart Recipe


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     Cape Brandy Cake AKA Tipsey tart

Category   Desserts - Breads
Sub Category   None

250 g Dates
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp Bicarb
125 g Butter
1 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Eggs
2 cups Flour
2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 cup chopped walnuts - optional
pinch Salt
Sauce 1 cup Sugar
1 cup Water
1 Tablespoon Butter
1/2 cup Brandy
2 tsp Brandy

Oven 190 deg C. Pour Boiling water over dates and bicarb and allow to stand , then mash finely. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Sift flour, baking powder and salt, mix alternately with date mixture into creamed mixture. Add nuts and vanilla. Pour into 2 pie dishes or a large oven dish. Bake for about 25 minutes, until cooked through. Boil water, sugar and butter together for 5 min. Add brandy and and vanilla. Pour Sauce over cake, prick to help it soak in.

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