Thermobexta’s Date & Honey Cake


This is a simple cake to whip up when unexpected visitors call to say they’re on the way! You can serve it on its own, or with icing.  My preference is un-iced, spread with butter, yum!

120g solid coconut oil (or butter)
100g pitted medjool dates (pitted weight)
60g honey
3 eggs
200g almond milk (or other milk of your choice)
250g wholmeal spelt flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
pinch of himalayan salt


1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease and line a cake tin or large loaf tin.

2. Place coconut oil, dates and honey in mixer bowl. Blitz for 10 seconds/speed 4/MC on. Scrape down sides of bowl.

3. Set butterfly in place on blades. Beat for 2 minutes/speed 4/MC on. Scrape down sides of bowl.

4. Set blades to speed 3 and add eggs, one at a time, allowing 20 seconds in between each addition. Remove butterfly. Scrape down sides of bowl.

5. Add milk, flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt. Beat for 20 seconds/reverse/speed 5/MC on.

6. Transfer mixture into prepared cake tin and bake for 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

7. Transfer to a wire rack to cool before icing or cutting and buttering.

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Kylie Johnson
Kylie Johnson
6 years ago

What a great way to use up ingredients I’ve had around for ages but never used!

I turned it into cupcakes and when skewer was clean I took them out but they were a bit dense, so I must have a play with that.

Kylie Johnson
Kylie Johnson
6 years ago
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Must add that my 18mo LOVES them! And that’s an achievement.

Jo Muir
Jo Muir
6 years ago

Hi Bec,
Just made this cake using plain flour and cows milk. Turned out perfect and delicious. Next time I might try adding some extra chopped dates at the final stage of mixing just to make it a little chunkier throughout the cake.

Thanks for yet another amazing recipe

Jo xx

6 years ago

Looks fab can any flour be used ?

6 years ago

Trying this tomorrow 🙂

Hi, I'm Bec

I specialise in great tasting vegetarian Thermomix recipes and cater for a wide range of dietary needs. I love sharing here and in my cookbooks my healthy, delicious recipes (of course the odd treat too!) Whether you're looking to ignite your thermo mojo, or just after some new, really tasty family friendly recipes, there really is something here for everyone



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