A recipe to elevate your date cake to the next level

date walnut cakeLiving in the gulf, offers abundance in dates. You find it everywhere, specially now it’s ramadan. I’ve been looking for the perfect recipe for a cake, which meets my expectations, not being too sweet.

date walnut cakeI’ve been told eating dates leads to a shorter labor. There is no study that proves or negates, but what’s the harm?! I was thinking why i don’t incorporate dates in my daily regime. I would do anything if it leads to easier labor.

date walnut cakeThis perfect recipe of date walnut cake, enliven your classic recipe and takes it to the next level. It will be your favorite breakfast with a hot cup of coffee or juice, or at anytime of the day, you will love it.

  • 250g dates, pitted and chopped
  • 4 tbs softened butter (almost 60g)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup hot coffee
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 200°C. Combine dates, butter, baking soda, salt, and brown sugar in a mixing bowl. Pour the hot coffee into the bowl and combine. Allow the mixture to cool for 15 minutes before adding the egg, vanilla, baking powder, and flour, mixing gently until smooth. Stir in the walnuts. Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake for 35-45mns or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

date walnut cakeThe reason we put hot coffee is that its acidity reacts with the baking soda to produce rise. Plus it gives a subtle dimension to the flavors without being identified in the final outcome. You can substitute with just water but it won’t be that moist and a bit more dense.

After it is completely cool, you can slice it and serve it with coffee, juice or topped with cream cheese. Wrap it airtight to store at room temperature for several days or in the fridge for longer storage.

date walnut cakedate walnut cakeIt’s a really wholesome cake i recommend, i am sure if you are dates lover you will be making it more often. You will be addicted to it!

This might be my last post now from qatar, as i am traveling to Beirut to deliver my precious “Joud”. I’ll try my best to post at least once a week. I will miss you 🙂

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15 responses to “A recipe to elevate your date cake to the next level

  1. Don’t skip the coffee. don’t worry, you can’t taste it.


  2. Thanks for the recipe! It got rave reviews at my church brunch. I compared it to other recipes and soaked the chopped dates in hot water until soft, stained the dates, reserved the liquid and used it to make a cup of instant decaf coffee. Worked wonderfully! Need to make this again real soon!

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  3. Can i use arabic coffee?


  4. Can I use oil or margarine instead of butter? I need it to be lactose free.


  5. What is hot coffee? Coffee brew or coffee with milk


  6. Hi I made this receipie yesterday . Turned out great. Will be making this as part of my edible Christmas offerings.Thanks

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  7. Good luck with your delivery.
    Please let us know if you can make and sell this cake when you are back.

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  8. That looks so delicious! Feel like going home baking! 😋


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