Make no mistake, dates feature very prominently in this cake. If you are not sure that you like dates, or if you think that you would not like dates, you should probably give this cake a try. Truly. The only reason you should pass on it is if you are 100%, definitely and absolutely, a date hater. And even then, unless you are deathly allergic to dates (or any of the other ingredients in this cake), you should give it a go. Dates are an incredible fruit, and frankly, we think that this is an incredible cake.
So many incredible things happen in the world, by accident. Fortuitous accidents in medicine have led to the discovery of quinine, the small pox vaccination and x-rays. Artists like Da Vinci and Cozens searched for inspiration in the dirt on walls and streaks on stones; deliberate use of accidental imperfections which helped shape an entire art movement and created masterpieces. In fashion, Calvin Klein got his start because a coat buyer got off the elevator on the wrong floor and stepped into Klein’s workroom. He then proceeded to place a $50,000 order for coats. Seriously!