Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

A very simple cake, with very few ingredients, and quick clean up. Just my sort of baking. It's not too sweet either.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine butter, milk, sugar, dates and spices in a pan, stir over heat until butter is melted, bring to boil, remove from heat, stir in soda, stand 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in lightly beaten eggs and sifted flour in two lots, mix well.
  3. Pour mixture (it will be quite thick) into a well greased 20cm ring tin, bake in a moderate oven for 40 minutes.
  4. Turn onto a wire rack to cool.
  5. Serve buttered.


Most Helpful

A simple and moist cake, I served this with honey butter for morning tea at work and it was devoured! I loved that it took little time and equipment to make. It did rise quite high above the pan but there was no trouble removing it after it had cooled in the pan. I will make again- no photos, eaten too quickly! Next time!

Chickee February 16, 2009

This recipe produced a very tasty dense cake which I enjoyed and will make again.

dale! May 05, 2007

This cake has everything a basic cake should have. It is moist(we didn't need to butter the slices), not too sweet or rich and it is so very easy to make! We loved it and will definitely make again. Thanks Jan.

ballarat May 07, 2006

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