This cake was O.K. but something of a disappointment. The cake had tuff, chewy pieces in it and the flavor was just so so. The toffee was too lemony and, at any rate, I didn't have any more muscavodo.
The dates and beer.
I did process the dates for a good while. I am surprised they still gave tuff texture. I am not sure it was really the dates. Perhaps it was nutmeg pieces from the nutmeg mill I used.
The batter and the dates.
Ready for the toast...
The worst part is that we also found a bug in the cake. Not Kosher!! Needless to say we threw out the cake. Oh, well I must be loosing my touch being so out of practice baking, having moved and all.
My bookshelves are set up. Now for some lighting...
I don't know if it seems worth it to me to make the red fruit cake. The genoise is from another recipe and the fruit, is well, just fruit and does not seem to challenge enough.