Spiced Date Loaf

Preparation info
  • Makes:


    -portion cake
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      45 min

Appears in

By Geraldene Holt

Published 2011

  • About

A lightly spiced fruit loaf positively crammed with dates, some are softened and the rest are chopped before adding to the mixture which gives a pleasing texture to the cake.


  • 265 g / 9 oz stoned dates
  • 90 ml / 3


Chop the dates and place two-thirdss of them in a pan or bowl and pour on the boiling water, leave to soften. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and add the sifted sugar, beat together until fluffy. Mix in the softened dates and the eggs until well combined. Sift in the flour, baking powder, nutmeg and allspice and mix together, then stir in the remaining chopped dates. Spoon the mixture into t