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Frida's CakeA cake filled with apples, dates, and walnuts;

A recipe easy to prepare with oil in place of butter given to me from my friend Frida. 

She cooks it in a special cake pan from Sonoma co. in the United States, however the cake may be prepared in any other cake pans with 9 cups capacity.



Ingredients8 servings


3 eggs, room temperature

1½ cups sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

Dash salt

¾ cup vegetable oil

4 golden apples

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 cup coarsely chopped walnut

1 cup of coarsely chopped dates


For decoration

2 tablespoons icing sugar


1. Whip eggs with sugar and vanilla in an electric beater for 3 minutes.

2. In a separate bowl sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  Add the sifted flour with the oil to the egg-sugar mixture and whip all ingredients then remove to a bowl.

3. Peel apples and chop into 2 cm cubes, mix with cinnamon and add to the bowl with the chopped dates and chopped walnuts.

4. Brush a cake pan with 9 cups capacity with soft butter and sprinkle with flour tapping out excess.

5. Spoon dough into prepared pan and level top gently with the back of a spoon.  Bake cake 45 minutes in a preheated 150 C° (300 F°) oven.

6. Remove cake from oven and set aside 10 minutes before turning on a cake rack to cool.

7. Place cake on a serving plate and sift icing sugar on top.  Serve warm or cold.


To reduce calories ½ cup vegetable oil may be used instead of ¾ cup.


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