Cinnamon Date Cake

Date Cake
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  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
405 Calories
22g Fat
51g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 405
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 287mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 5g
Calcium 115mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This cinnamon date cake is full of flavor! It's the perfect ending to any meal or excellent alongside a cup of coffee for a midafternoon treat. Take this cake to your next get together or special occasion, but be prepared to be asked for the recipe all night.


  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup light golden brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a small saucepan, place dates and add water just to cover. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Drain dates and place in food processor. Blend until dates have a paste-like consistency.

  3. In a large bowl add all dry ingredients and mix gently with a fork. Add butter, eggs, and warm dates. Beat with hand mixer until all ingredients are thoroughly blended.

  4. Pour ingredients into a greased and lightly floured metal baking pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until inserted knife or skewer comes out clean.