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Brown Sugar Layer Cake W. Date Filling and Brown Sugar Frosting

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“Finally found my Mom's recipe! She would make this for my brother's birthday every year. This is one of the sweetest richest cakes you will ever find. One piece will satisfy any sweet tooth!”
1hr 30mins
1 layer cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown Sugar Layer Cake.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Butter and lightly flour 2 (8-inch) round cake pans.
  4. Bake for about 24-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Cool in the pans for about 5 minutes before turning out unto rack.
  6. Let set until completely cooled.
  7. You will want four layers of cake so slice each cake in half using sewing thread or knife.
  8. Date Filling.
  9. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.
  10. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until mixture is thick (about 15 mins).
  11. Cool before using.
  12. Boiled Frosting.
  13. Combine all ingredients in top of double boiler over hot (not boiling) water.
  14. Beat with a rotary beater or hand-held electric mixer until mixture holds its shape (about 7 minutes).
  15. Start layering the cake.
  16. You should have added three layers of this filling to the cut and cooled cake.
  17. Frost top and sides of cake.
  18. This cake is best served within a few hours.
  19. Refrigerate if not using this within a few hours.

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