Date Cake

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Date cake made from luscious dates is probably one of the moist cakes you have ever eaten! Best part – you can whip it up in a blender in no time.

Date cake - a cake made from luscious dates that is so easy to make that soon this will be your go-to recipe. What is nice that you can make this in your blender as well!

If I could do cartwheels, I would. Really.

I don’t bake a lot of cakes so when I make one, and it turns out to be so perfect that my kids demand that I make it for their birthday, I do go crazy.

Date cake has been by far the best cake that we have ever eaten that tasted soo good even though it was not loaded with any frosting.

What’s not to love about a cake that’s made from luscious dates and is moist, soft and so easy to make that you can whip it up in a blender!

It was so good that I am going to let the recipe do all the talking.. and also maybe because I have stuffed my mouth with the last piece of this cake.

I fell in love with this cake the minute I popped it out of the oven. It was perfect! The Date cake had baked beautifully, and it had no cracks – all I did was dust it with some confectioners sugar, and that’s it.
Date cake - a cake made from luscious dates that is so easy to make that soon this will be your go-to recipe. What is nice that you can make this in your blender as well!

…and it was ready to eat!

Date cake - a cake made from luscious dates that's so easy to make that soon this will be your go-to recipe. What is nice that you can make this in your blender as well!

Okay, I am going to stop now. Read this recipe and make this cake and experience the awesomeness of this cake for yourself!

If you are looking for other easy to make desserts, here are my favorites – 

  1. Instant Pot Date Cake – this date cake recipe adapted for the Instant Pot.
  2. Moist Banana bread – a healthy take on traditional banana bread made with the goodness of coconut oil.
  3. Apple coffee cake with brown sugar glaze – a delicious coffee cake that takes about 40 minutes. 
  4. Easy and Healthy Chocolate Banana Cake Recipe – Make this 30-minute fuss-free cake using a blender. No stand-in mixer required.
  5. Zebra cake – A cake with an interesting look and delicious taste

How to make date cake at home?

Date cake - a cake made from luscious dates that is so easy to make that soon this will be your go-to recipe. What is nice that you can make this in your blender as well!

Date Cake Recipe

4.58 from 68 votes
Date cake made from luscious dates is probably one of the moist cakes you have ever eaten! Best part - you can whip it up in a blender in no time.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 16 square pieces
Diet : Nut-free
Course : Dessert
Method: Blender, Oven
Cuisine : American

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 ½ cups seedless dates, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick), kept at room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Powdered sugar to dust the cake

Instructions
 

WITHOUT using a Blendtec Blender

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch square pan with cooking spray or butter.
  • Boil water in a saucepan and add the chopped dates to it and let it cook for 5 minutes. Add baking soda, mix well and switch off the heat. Set aside for 15 minutes and grind the mixture to a fine paste.
  • In a mixing bowl of a stand-in mixer, cream the butter, and sugar on medium speed till they are light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla to the mixer and continue to beat them till they are combined. Add both flours, salt, pureed date mixture, and baking powder and mix them in till they are well combined.
  • Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and let the cake cool in the pan before dusting it with powdered sugar

Instructions using a Blendtec Blender

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch square pan with cooking spray or butter.
  • Boil water in a saucepan and add the chopped dates to it and let it cook for 5 minutes. Add baking soda, mix well and switch off the heat. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  • Add eggs, butter, vanilla extract and sugar to the blender jar and secure the lid. Select "Batters" and run the cycle twice or blend on a Medium to Medium-Low speed for 60 seconds.
  • Add the date-water mixture and select "Smoothie" or blend on a Medium to Medium-Low speed for 60 seconds
  • Add the remaining ingredients - both flours, baking powder and salt in the blender and secure lid. Press "Pulse" 3–5 times or until dry ingredients are combined with the wet.
  • Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and let the cake cool in the pan before dusting it with powdered sugar.

Instructions using Instant Pot

  • Press the saute function in the Instant Pot and adjust it to the "More" mode. Add 1.5 cups of water and let it come to a boil. Add chopped dates to it and let it cook for 5 minutes. 
  • Add baking soda, mix well and hit warm/cancel. Carefully remove the steel insert and set it aside for 15 minutes. Grind the dates (along with the water it was boiled in) to a fine paste.
  • In a mixing bowl of a stand-in mixer, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed till they are light and fluffy. 
  • Add eggs and vanilla to the mixer and continue to beat them till they are combined. Add both flours, salt, pureed date mixture, and baking powder and mix them in till they are well combined.
  • Grease a 6-inch bundt cake pan and pour the batter into the greased pan. Cover it with foil. 
  • Add a cup of water in the steel insert of the Instant Pot. Place the trivet. Create a foil sling and place it on the trivet.
  • Place the bundt pan and close the lid. Adjust the pressure setting to high and the time to 35 minutes. 
  • Once the cooking is done, wait for 15 minutes before releasing pressure.
  • Carefully remove the bundt pan from the Instant Pot using the foil sling and let the cake cool in the pan before dusting it with powdered sugar.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1pieceCalories: 175kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 165mgPotassium: 175mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 225IUCalcium: 38mgIron: 0.8mg

Disclaimer: Approximate Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and can vary depending on the exact ingredients/brands used. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist.

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81 Comments

  1. Hello, im sorry i don’t get it on step “grind the mixture to a fine paste” how is this “grind” works, should i blender it or just grind it with some tools..? or filter it? maybe?

  2. 4 stars
    wasnt the best date cake i ever had. but decent. and i added toffee sauce which made it great.
    However, it was extremely moist and fluffy as the recipe promised!
    i did use fully all purpose flour.

  3. 5 stars
    Hello Anushree,
    Baked this cake today, adding chopped walnuts and raisins. Tastes too good. Couldnt stop eating so tempting to eat more. Thanks a lot for your recipe.

    1. Thanks for letting me know, Jyothi! Next time I make this, I will add raisins and walnuts too – thanks for the suggestion!

  4. 5 stars
    Hi,

    I tried this Date cake recipe today and it turned out very good. The cake is super delicious and moist. My husband loved it a lot and asked me for more slices, so I have saved this recipe for future. I added some chopped walnuts to it as well.
    Thanks for sharing your receipe.

    Best,
    Resel

    1. Glad to hear that your husband loved it, Resel. I appreciate you coming back to my blog to share your feedback. Have a spectacular day!

  5. Thinking about making this cake tomorrow, but wanted to know if you’ve ever attempted adding chopped walnuts to it? Would the Cale still remain moist? Or would the walnuts settle to the bottom of the cake?

    1. I haven’t, Aliya. It should be fine. Dates and walnuts sound like a great combination. Let me know how it turned out.

      1. Hey hi!! Will try this today, any reason you add soda to boiling dates. I do not have it handy any substitute you suggest?

      2. Prachika – baking soda helps soften the dates,makes it taste sweeter and also, helps the batter rise. I haven’t made it without baking soda but you could always try and share the results with us.

  6. Hi! Can I use date paste instead? If so, how many grams/cups would that amount to? And would I still need to add some sort of liquid for moisture? Thanks!

    1. Hi Suad! I haven’t tried it with date paste so I am not the right person to guide you here. If you decide to give it a shot, I would love to hear from you on how you did it.

  7. 5 stars
    Great recipe.. Tried it and it came perfect..I used coconut oil instead of butter. Cake had a mild coconuty smell.. Liked it.. Thanks

  8. You mentioned that you can cut it 16 squares . How big are the squares? I wonder if it is enough for 28 kids for a daycare birthday . They don’t give the big portions
    Thanks

    1. Betty, it is a 9-inch square pan. I don’t think it will be sufficient for 28 kids. You’ll need to make 2 cakes.

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