Date and Orange Cake (Boil and Bake)

This is a traditional cake made using the “boil and bake” method. It has no additional sugar only that naturally in the dried fruits and the sugar contained in the condensed milk. It is easy, cannot fail and actually improves with keeping. This cake will keep for several weeks in a tin.
I like it sliced thinly into fingers and served alongside other cakes, scones and patisserie for Afternoon Tea.