Spicy date cake flavoured with orange juice

By shanobiju  

February 28, 2017


150 g All purpose flour/Maida

1 tsp Baking soda

100 g Brown sugar

40 g Granulated sugar

75 g Salted butter

1 Egg

100 g Seedless dates

150 ml Water

1 tsp Orange zest

1 tbsp Orange juice

1/4 cup Roasted walnuts

1 tsp Cinnamon powder

1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder


1Wash and clean the dates and cut it into small pieces. In a saucepan boil 150 ml of water. Turn off the heat. Transfer the chopped dates into a small bowl and pour the hot water into the bowl .Stir it with a spoon and keep it covered with a tight lid. Let the dates soften. Keep it aside.Let it cool well.

2Meanwhile grease and dust a 8" round cake tin. Sift flour , cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder and baking soda thrice and keep it aside. Keep orange zest and juice ready. Roast the walnuts for 3-4 mins .Chop it into small pieces and keep it aside.

3Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar well. Add orange zest.

4Now add slightly beaten egg.

5Now , using a spatula gently fold in sifted flour mixture , orange juice and dates along with the liquid.

6Fold in roasted walnuts.

7Transfer the batter into the prepared cake tin and bake for 40 mins at 150 degreeC or until done.


18 Reviews

Shano Biju

January 19, 2019

Yes..you can Madhuri.

madhuri sm

January 10, 2019

Hi can I do this with wwf Tq

Shano Biju

June 14, 2018

Thankyou so much..😍

Shalini Jaipuria

June 10, 2018

Love all your recipes. Belated birthday 🎂 wishes

Shano Biju

December 6, 2017

Thankyou so much for the appreciation..very happy to know that your little one liked it ..😍

Shano Biju

December 6, 2017

You can use curd instead of eggs..Priyanka

Shano Biju

December 6, 2017

Thankyou Tina..😍

Archana Krishnan

December 5, 2017

Lovely cake… Tastes very similar to a fruit cake. It’s the first cake my toddler has enjoyed.


December 2, 2017

Can it be made without eggs.

Tina Mohankumar

December 1, 2017

This sounds nice and yummy. Must try now in this season. Thank you Shano

Shano Biju

December 1, 2017

Thankyou Shyamala 😍


November 30, 2017

It looks yummy !!

Shano Biju

August 8, 2017

It stays fresh for 2 days in room temperature..then refrigerate It.

Nishida Bijo

August 2, 2017

How long can I keep this cake outside?

Shano Biju

May 17, 2017

Thankyou for the appreciation Betsy..😍


May 12, 2017

The cake got polished off in half n hour!!

Shano Biju

March 6, 2017

Thankyou Habiba..😊


February 28, 2017

Sounds good

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