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A Truly Moist and Delicious Date Cake

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A Truly Moist and Delicious Date Cake

Date Cake in a ring form with sauce and walnuts

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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.

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  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x
  • Category: Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies and Tarts


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


  1. Combine the water, chopped dates, and bicarbonate of soda and set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar well and add egg and vanilla essence and beat well.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, and salt and mix.
  4. Add date mixture and pecans.
  5. Pour into a greased pan.
  6. Bake at 180 C for 30 to 40 minutes, or 30 minutes in a Thermo-Fan Oven.

For the Topping

  1. Boil on low heat until thick and creamy, 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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  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 332
  • Sugar: 29
  • Sodium: 151
  • Fat: 17
  • Saturated Fat: 9
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7
  • Trans Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 44
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 3
  • Cholesterol: 53

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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. 

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