Date Coffee Cake


This is a good cake with somewhat moist texture. It is not too sweet but has a unique taste. Serve with ice cream or as you wish.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
16 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) package dried pitted dates, diced

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda, divided

  • cup boiling water

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour

  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee

  • 2 teaspoons milk powder

  • 2 tablespoons boiling water

  • 1 ¾ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup margarine

  • 1 ½ tablespoons margarine

  • 4 large eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  2. Place dates in a bowl. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon baking soda on top and mix well. Add 1/3 cup boiling water, stir, and set aside until dates have swelled, about 10 minutes. Squeeze with your hands to remove most of the liquid.

  3. Meanwhile, mix flour and 1 teaspoon baking soda together in a bowl. Combine instant coffee, milk powder, and 2 tablespoons boiling water in a separate bowl; mix until dissolved.

  4. Beat sugar, margarine, and eggs together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until well blended. Add coffee mixture and dates; beat until well mixed. Gradually mix in flour. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

330 Calories
14g Fat
49g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 330
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 323mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 220mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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