Date Cake

Date Cake

Date cake is a delightful and moist dessert that showcases the rich, natural sweetness of dates. This cake typically starts with a batter made from flour, sugar, eggs, and butter, into which finely chopped or pureed dates are added. The dates infuse the cake with their sweet, caramel-like flavor, creating a deliciously rich and tender texture. Spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or cloves can be added to enhance the warm and comforting notes of the cake. Date cakes can be enjoyed on their own, dusted with powdered sugar, or topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting or a drizzle of caramel sauce. It is a perfect treat for any occasion, from a simple afternoon tea to a festive celebration, and is sure to delight the taste buds with its irresistible date-infused goodness.

Date Cake Recipe

A delicious Date Cake that you can make at home. This recipe will yield a moist and flavorful cake that’s perfect for dessert or an afternoon snack.


  • 1 cup pitted dates, chopped
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 9-inch (23 cm) square baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the chopped dates, boiling water, and baking soda. Let the mixture sit for 10-15 minutes until the dates are soft and mushy.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing until just combined.
  5. Fold in the date mixture until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and smooth out the top with a spatula.
  7. Bake the cake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Let the cake cool in the baking dish for 10 minutes before removing it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Serve the cake warm or at room temperature, garnished with powdered sugar or whipped cream, if desired.

Enjoy your delicious and moist date cake!