Silan Butter Cake

We love this silan butter cake, and you can try it for yourself at our cafe at Brooklyn Public Library. Silan is date syrup, and it gives this cake a beautiful flair. This delicious cake is the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon cup of coffee. If you’re inspired and want to taste it for yourself, here’s the recipe!

Emma's Torch Silan Butter Cake 

Cake Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter at room temperature

1/2 cup warm milk

1 pack dry yeast

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp salt

2 eggs

2 cups flour

Gooey Topping Ingredients:

1 cup butter

1 1/13 cups sugar

3/4 tsp salt

1 egg

1 egg yolk

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1 1/3 cups flour

1/2 cup Soom Silan Date Syrup

Directions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.

2. In a small bowl, pour the yeast in to the room temperature milk, mix, and let sit for at least 10 minutes.

3. In a stand mixer, add the butter, salt, and sugar and mix with the paddle until it becomes light and foamy. Scrap the bowl and then slowly mix in the eggs, one at a time.

4. Slowly mix in the flour and milk mixture, alternating adding half at a time. When the dough begins to form, mix for one minute.

5. Place the dough in a pan lined with greased parchment paper. Top with plastic wrap and rest in a warm place for at least one hour.

6. While you wait, make the Gooey Topping. In a stand mixer, add the butter, salt, and sugar and mix with the paddle until it becomes light and foamy. Scrap the bowl and then slowly mix in the eggs, one at a time.

7. Slowly mix in the flour and Soom Silan Date Syrup, alternating adding half at a time. When the dough begins to form, mix for one minute.

8. After the cake dough has rested for one hour, top it with the Gooey Topping.

9. Bake for approximately 30 minutes at 350 F.