Moist Date Cake

Moist Date Cake

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A wonderful moist date cake. This is a firm favourite and I often am asked for this recipe. I soak the dates in coffee to dd that extra moistness and interesting taste.

Moist Date Cake

A wonderful moist date cake. The addition of coffee adds an interesting taste.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Persian
Servings 20
Calories 152 kcal


  • 500 g dates
  • 1 cup hot black coffee
  • 1/2 tsp Bi-carbonate soda
  • 185 g butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups plain flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder


  • Soak the dates in the coffee overnight or for at least 6 hours.
  • Preheat the fan forced oven to 160 deg.
  • Cream butter and sugar, then add eggs.
  • Stir through the date mixture.
  • Sift the dry ingredients together and stir into the date mixture.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for about 50 minutes until cooked.
  • Turn out to cool on a wire cooling rack.


Calories: 152kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 111mgPotassium: 203mgFiber: 2gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 53IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 1mg
Keyword dates
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Additional Tips

For a variation, stir through 1 cup of chopped walnuts or almonds.

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