I have done so many ways of doing date cakes. This is one of them. This can be used as a cake it self or even as a dessert.  dates are are less expensive and rich in lots of nutrients.  You can always serve this for dessert after pouring a bit of caramel sauce or even with cream.

When I have dates I do a big batch of them and freeze in individual snack bags. Even you can serve them with a coffee for an unexpected visitor. When buying dates its best to use fresh ones. Dried dates should be bright in colour.

Cooking dates makes it so soft and mushy to a texture which is ideal  for a cake.  It makes the cake  very soft and moist too. All you need to do is to mix everything in the same pot  and pour it to a tray. Hope you will enjoy!

Rich & Moist Date Cake


  • 600g Dates
  • 160ml Cold water
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 11/2 Cups self raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarb
  • 100g Brown sugar
  • 125g Butter


  1. Add dates, water and brown sugar in to a pot and bring it to the boil.
  2. Take out and add butter and bicarb and mix well. Leave to cool.
  3. Next add eggs into a mixing bowl and beat well. Next add the flour and dates and mix well.
  4. Pour the mixture in to a 9×9 inch baking tray and bake on 180c  about 45 min.
  5. Leave on wire racks to cool completely.
  6. You can freeze this cake too.
Posted by:The Culinary Corner

Hi, I am Menaka. I was a teacher for 18 years and after migrating to Australia accidentally I found an amazing lady called " Mary" who directed me to become a chef.I studied 3 years while working and became a qualified chef. After I studied about baking and hospitality management. My son is very enthusiastic in video editing and wanted me to start recording my cooking.Thats the beginning of you tube channel "The Culinary Corner" I am a full time employee. I record all the videos by my self. As a child I started helping and cooking with my granny and I used to experiment and trying various cooking styles. That led me in this path very smoothly. I still try to experiment and adjust recipes to move with this busy and globalised world.

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