Date cake

Meal Size16 servings
Duration1 h 30 min
Date cake

The date cake, a Christmas’s favorite, is easy to make and only gets better when refrigerated for a while. This juicy cake is made with an additional ingredient of broad bean flour.


250 g dried dates 100 g coconut sugar 300 ml water 100 g butter 2 eggs 150 ml water 185 g broad bean flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoon genuine vanilla powder Also butter for greasing the cake tins 1–2 tablespoons coconut flakes
  1. Measure the dates, water and coconut sugar into a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 15 minutes until the dates are soft and mashed. Add the butter. Set aside and allow to cool.
  2. Grease two small pans with butter and sprinkle coconut flakes into them.
  3. Mix the eggs and 150 ml of water. Add to the date mixture.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients together and add to the date mixture.
  5. Pour into the cake tins and bake at 170 °C at the bottom rack for about 40–45 minutes.
  6. Allow the date cake to cool well until you turn it out of the tin. Cover tightly with tin foil and refrigerate.
Date cake