Walnut and date cake with Caramel Swiss Meringue Buttercream

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I made a birthday cake for a good friend of mine, she isn’t a chocolate person but loves caramel so my inspiration for the cake was finding something that went well with Swiss Meringue Buttercream.

For the icing, I use this recipe by Made From Scratch http://madefromscratch.co.nz/banana-layer-cake-with-salted-caramel-buttercream/

The cake is altered from a recipe by The AWW

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Ingredients

125 gm butter softened

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup caster sugar

2 eggs

1 cup plain flour

1 cup self raising flour

1 1/4 cups of plain yogurt

1/2 chopped dates

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup brown sugar

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C, grease and line a 20 cm cake tin. Mix together the dates, walnuts, cinnamon and brown sugar in a bowl and set aside.

Beat the butter and sugar together with a electric beater until fluffy, beat in eggs one at a time. Transfer to a large bowl and mix in both flours and yogurt. Fold through the date mixture and pour into your line tin. Smooth the top.

Bake for about 1 hour, then cool in tin for 10 mins before turning out.

For this cake, I sliced it in half then spread a layer of caramel then caramel buttercream through the middle. I then iced it,and piped the top and finished with an extra drizzle of caramel. 

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