• Makes 1
  • 1.5 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients


This Arabian Date and Nut Cake is a cake that full of flavour and crunch but is not too sweet.

Ingredients (makes 1 25 cm cake)

  • 3/4 cup Strong hot coffee
  • 1 cup Pitted dates ( chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts ( chopped )
  • 125 Grams Butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon bi carb of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Pre heat oven to 180 deg.. Lightly grease a 25 x 15 loaf tin and line with paper
  2. Pour hot coffee over chopped dates and walnuts and allow to cool
  3. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and beat well
  4. Sift in dry ingredients . Lastly mix in date and nut mixture and vanilla.
  5. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45- 50 minutes. Serve dusted with icing sugar


This Arabian Date and Nut Cake keeps quite well. I also found as it got a little drier near the end a little scraping of butter went well on it. Beautiful toasted too!

  • Its very similar to fruit cake very nice recipe


  • Yumm I am liking the sound of this ..the coffee gives it a added kick.


  • Love the ingredients! Sounds wonderful. Is it a traditional Arabian dish?


  • Ok, I think I had better make this this weekend, for Hubby and I to enjoy. Enough of the baking for the kids, time to look after our bellies and this fits the bill.


  • What a wonderful recipe – thanks for sharing.


  • I love date loaf, so this would be good too. Thanks :)


  • Coffee dates and nuts can’t go wrong


  • I had something similar the other day. This looks lovely.


  • It looks so dark and decadent in the picture. I know I’m going to love eating this!


  • This sounds interesting. I feel like i would like it.


  • A delicious cake to enjoy & share together, thanks.


  • I’ll have to pass this recipe on to our cook at work. Everyone would love this for morning tea.


  • The cake looks perfectly dark and rich would love to give this a try!!


  • Ooh, this cake looks and sounds great. I love a date loaf, but the addition of the coffee and crunch in this recipe really appeals to me.


  • Sounds delicious


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