Date cake

By shanobiju  

May 4, 2016

This soft and moist cake is mildly flavoured with cinnamon . The colour of the cake deepens the next day . A very easy recipe to follow .

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins


100 g Seedless dates

150 ml Water

150 g All purpose flour

1 tsp Baking Soda

75 g Salted Butter

125 g Sugar

1 Egg

1 tsp Cinnamon powder


1Pre heat the oven at 180 degree C . Grease and dust a 11x 7 1/2 " rectangle cake tin . Sift flour, baking soda and cinnamon powder thrice. Separate egg whites and yolks . Beat the egg whites and keep it aside . Chop the dates into small pieces .

2 Boil 150 ml water. Turn off the heat and add the dates and close it with a tight lid . Cream butter and sugar. Add lightly beaten egg yolks and cream well . Using a spatula gently fold in flour and dates starting and ending with flour . Fold in beaten egg whites . Transfer the batter into the prepared cake tin and bake for 40 minutes or until done .


31 Reviews


March 15, 2021

Hi Shano!!!
I tried this cake yesterday, came out perfect and everyonelike it!!! I made in an 10 X 8 inch pan..
Also tried your moist carrot cake…
I am a fan of ur website now…especially cakes section, the combination of ingredients are superb…

Shano Biju

June 14, 2018

Glad you liked it..Thankyou so much for trying..😍


May 25, 2018

Hi shano
Tried out this cake today and it turned out superbly awesome. I hv no words for it. I added a little less sugar though and added 2 tbsp honey instead……still the texture was to die for. Wonderful recipe…..thankyou so much…..

Shano Biju

December 6, 2017

Sharika..I don’t think you will this texture if you increase the quantity of dates..
You can use coconut sugar instead..


December 4, 2017

Hi Shano,
Please advice me if I want to make this cake without sugar, can I substitute it with more dates. If so how much more dates should I add??
Thanks in advance.

Shano Biju

October 27, 2017 can .Increase the quantity of liquid if required.


October 26, 2017

Hi Shano, I want to try this recipe. Can we replace wheat flour instead of APF ?

Shano Biju

August 8, 2017

Kavya .. you need to use a bigger pan.

Shano Biju

August 8, 2017

Thankyou so much for trying..yes can.

Nishida Bijo

August 2, 2017

Hi Shano Mam, we love you and all your recipes..
I have tried this cake twice- first for my husband and baby, they loved it; so second, I made it for a friend who was a new mom.
And I want to make it again for my kid’s Birthday. So can I make it 2 days early?
Thank you in advance

Shano Biju

June 23, 2017

Thankyou so much for trying..😍


June 22, 2017

Hello ma’am
I baked it today. & it is awesome. My kids just loved it. Thnk u very much ma’am.
I wil try other recipes too.

Shano Biju

May 30, 2017 can replace it with oil..6″ pan will not be sufficient..😊


May 25, 2017

Hi shano,
Can I replace butter with oil of same quantity? And is 5′ or 6’inch pan sufficient for this cake batter?


May 25, 2017

Hi shano,
Can you please tell me with what can I replace butter(as I don’t prefer butter much) and can you tell is 5 or 6inch round pan is correct for this batter? Thanks in advance.

Shano Biju

May 17, 2017

Thankyou for the appreciation Sunayana..😊


May 1, 2017

Hi thanks for this amazing cake, made it twice within the week πŸ™‚

Shano Biju

August 22, 2016

Thankyou so much Mariammal ..

Shano Biju

August 22, 2016

Thankyou Mariammal for the lovely feedback .


August 18, 2016

Thank You for the great came out well.


August 18, 2016

Hi shano tried ur dates cake was awesome..thankyou for ur wonderful recepie.

Shano Biju

August 17, 2016

Wow ..Thankyou so much for the lovely feedback Vibha ..Hugs dear ..


August 15, 2016

Hi I am baking for the second time in my life, I bought an oven on Monday.. got it installed on Tuesday.. baked a simple chocolate cake yesterday and today made this . first – i was confused with the grms measurements as i had only bought measuring spoons and did not have a scale so googled the grms= cups and did it.. after i made the batter i realized that it was too small for my 11X9 tin so i shifted everything into a bread tin. did it exactly the way you said and it was just WOW!!. I wish i could you send you pics so u can tell me if according to you it was ok?

Thanks and Much LOve

Shano Biju

July 21, 2016

Hi Amrita,
I have tried it in 8″ pan .. 7″pan will be ok ..


July 21, 2016

Hi Shano! I don’t have a 11×7 1/2 cake tin. Do you think I use this recipe in a 7inch cake tin? Thank you😊

Shano Biju

June 23, 2016

Hi Manju ..
Thankyou for the kind words. Happy baking !!

Manju Chacko

June 22, 2016

This is a great recipe…the cake is very tasty & moist.

Shano Biju

May 8, 2016

Hi Asha, you should add both dates and water..Happy Baking !!


May 7, 2016

Should we add even the.water (in which we hve soaked the dates) to the batter

Shano Biju

May 5, 2016

hi Geena.
You can follow the same procedure. Chop the dates slightly larger..The batter is not thick enough to hold uncooked dates.The dates will sink ..Happy Baking


May 5, 2016

Hi Shano
Your dates CAKE looks very yummy. I love dates CAKE. I like to have with a bits of dates in the CAKE. By reading the Recipe I think it don’t have pieces of dates in between ,right.
If I want dates pieces do I ve to cook it and add in the batter or just chop it and add???
Please guide me

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