Date, Dark Chocolate Cake when you’re feeling just a little too tense

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Date, Dark Chocolate Cake – Torta ai Datteri & Cioccolato Fondente

Music: Some Days You Gotta Dance, The Dixie Chicks. Some days you gotta dance, live it up when you get the chance, ‘cause when the world doesn’t make no sense and you’re feeling just a little too tense, gotta loosen up those chains and dance. There are million reasons to dance, and this wonderfully soft cake adds to the list.


180 gr flour

3 eggs

100 gr sugar

120 gr butter, melted


50 gr dark chocolate, cut into small pieces

2 tsp baking powder

1 pinch of salt

Beat the eggs with the sugar until pale, then add the flour, the melted butter and the salt. Dice a few dates, leaving some for the topping (cut these into halves). Add the diced dates and the chocolate to the mixture. Mix briefly and pour into a well-greased mould. Bake at 180° C for about 40 minutes.


About thecookandtheguitarist

We're Gaia and Andrea and this is the place where we have fun pairing food with music. Gaia - The Cook - is a trained pastry chef and owns a candy shop in the centre of Florence, Italy. Andrea - The Guitarist - is a professional musician, teaches guitar and is a Beatles fanatic.
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5 Responses to Date, Dark Chocolate Cake when you’re feeling just a little too tense

  1. Symposion says:

    gustosa torta ai datteri! ma sai che a me piacciono tanto?
    buon we!

  2. fabrizio says:

    Ciao Gaia, bello il tuo blog e fantastica questa torta di datteri. Ho visto su youtube anche il video di Abilene – Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow, mi piace, io adoro la chitarra.

  3. Bene says:

    Evvai!!!l’aspettavo a gloria…ora so dove mettere tutti i datteri avanzati dalle feste!!!thanx Gaia:) xxx

  4. @gio: sei come il chitarrista allora – riesce a farne fuori una scatola in una sera!
    @fabrizio: Abilene è una di quelle canzoni che potrei ascoltare all’infinito, sicuramente una delle mie preferite in assoluto di Sheryl, insieme a Hard To Make A Stand, Everyday Is A Winding Road e A Change Would Do You Good. Anche io ho un debole per la chitarra (chitarristi inclusi)!
    @bene: sabato ho provato il tuo cheesecake! FAVOLOSO!

  5. Daniela says:

    Ciao ragazzi è un piacere conoscervi e conoscere il vostro blog. Favolosa questo torta.

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