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A Truly Moist and Delicious Date Cake

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Recipe for  A Truly Moist and Delicious Date Cake or any other Rich, moist date cake?

Yield: 12 slices

A Truly Moist and Delicious Date Cake

Date Cake Moist and Delicious

A Truly Moist and Delicious Date Cake. Oh, how I loved this date loaf bursting with
flavor loaded with sweet dates and chopped pecan nuts.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 250g or 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 125 g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup chopped pecan nuts


  • 5 tbsp brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp fresh cream OR Nestlè dessert cream
  • 2 tbs butter


Combine the water, chopped dates, and bicarbonate of soda and set aside.

Cream butter and sugar well and add egg and vanilla essence and beat well.

Add flour, baking powder, and salt and mix.

Add date mixture and pecans.

Pour into a greased pan.

Bake at 180 C for 30 to 40 minutes, or 30 minutes in a Thermo-Fan Oven.

For the Topping

Boil on low heat until thick and creamy and pour over cooled cake and decorate with pecans.


Have you have tried A Truly Moist and Delicious Date Cake or any other Rich, moist date cake?  They are easy to make and everyone will come and beg for more.  Look at that yummy sticky gooey syrup dripping off the sides.  You just want to poke your finger in and enjoy every morsel and drop of it.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 slice

Amount Per Serving Calories 332Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 53mgSodium 151mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 2gSugar 29gProtein 3g

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Date and walnut loaf is a traditional bread eaten in Britain, made using dates and walnuts. It is often made with treacle or tea to give it a dark brown color. Traditionally from Scotland, date and walnut loaf is still enjoyed in many tea rooms around the country. 
Place of Origin: United Kingdom

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