Date and Honey Cake

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This Date and Honey Cake is a simple one to whip up in the Thermomix 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!

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Date and Honey Cake

Simple and so so yummy, this cake is quick to get into the oven and will disappear as soon as it's out!
Prep Time5 mins
Baking45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Baking
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: date and honey cake, date cake, thermomix cake
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 311kcal

Ingredients

  • 120 g butter diced (or solid coconut oil)
  • 100 g pitted medjool dates
  • 60 g honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 200 g milk
  • 250 g wholemeal spelt flour or wholemeal plain flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 0.25 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease and line a 20cm cake tin or a loaf tin.
  • Place butter, dates and honey in mixer bowl. Blitz 10 seconds/speed 4/MC on. Scrape down bowl.
  • Set butterfly in place on blades. Beat 2 minutes/speed 4/MC on. Scrape down bowl.
  • Set blades to speed 3 and add eggs in one at a time, allowing 20 seconds in between each addition. Remove butterfly. Scrape down sides of bowl.
  • Add milk, flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt. Beat 20 seconds/reverse/speed 5/MC on.
  • Transfer mixture into prepared cake tin. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 526IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 2mg

Please note, nutrition information is calculated via an online recipe nutrition calculator and is a guide only. It is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed 100% accurate. I am not a nutritionist or trained health professional.

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Kylie Johnson
Kylie Johnson
7 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
7 years ago
Reply to  Kylie Johnson

Must add that my 18mo LOVES them! And that’s an achievement.

Jo Muir
Jo Muir
7 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

pinkiebag
7 years ago

Looks fab can any flour be used ?

brooke
brooke
7 years ago

Trying this tomorrow 🙂

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