Dates Cake

This is a simple date cake with a wonderful flavor. The date cake made with luscious dates is one of the simplest and the most delicious cake that I have ever made. You can say,’a Middle Eastern classic cake , baked to perfection ‘ , as dates are available in plenty through out the year in this part of the world. So go ahead , check out the recipe and give it a try. I am sure, you will love it !

Also , check out the recipe of a very traditional Egyptian Dessert, Umm Ali !

Dates Cake :-


Preparation time : 15 minutes

Baking time : 45 minutes

Ingredients :

  1. Dates – 1 cup (deseeded )
  2. Hot water – 1 cup
  3. eggs – 2
  4. sugar – 1cup
  5. maida / all purpose flour – 1.5 cups
  6. butter – 1/4 cup (let it rest in room temperature until it turns soft)
  7. baking powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  8. soda bi carbonate powder / baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Method :

  • Remove seeds from the dates . soak the dates in the hot water for 10- 15 minutes
  • Mash the dates well in the hot water until it turns into something like dates puree.
  • In a mixing bowl, break open the eggs and beat them well.
  • Add sugar and softened butter to the beaten eggs. Beat again very well.
  • Pre- heat the oven to 180 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl , take the all- purpose flour , baking powder and soda powder . Sieve well.
  • Add the dates and egg-sugar-butter mixture to the above large bowl . Combine it very well (with hand or beater). Transfer the cake batter to a baking tray
  • Bake it for about 40-45 minutes or until done.( prick with a tooth pick on to should come out clean)

Remove the cake from the oven. Let it cool down completely before cutting and serving.

Note :

  1. You may add in chopped walnuts to the batter to get little bit of crunchiness .
  2. I prefer using sticky dates for this cake recipe.
  3. You may dust the baking tray with all-purpose flour so that it becomes easy to remove the cake.
  4. To check if the cake is done , insert tooth pick into the cake at different places. If it comes out clean, the cake is done .
  5. To make it eggless dates cake,

-> avoid step 2.

->use 3/4 cup butter milk in step 7. that is add dates puree , butter – sugar mixture and buttermilk to the bowl of maida , baking powder and soda powder.


Also, have a look at our collection of Dessert recipes !

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