Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 40 mins

This cinnamon date cake from the Middle East is full of flavor! It's the perfect ending to any meal or excellent alongside a cup of coffee for a afternoon treat. Take this cake to your next get together or special occasion, but be prepared to be asked for the recipe all night!


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small saucepan, place dates and add water just to cover. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Drain dates and place in food processor. Blend until dates have a paste-like consistency.
  3. In a large bowl add all dry ingredients and mix gently with a fork. Add butter, eggs, and warm dates. Beat with hand mixer until all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
  4. Pour ingredients into a greased and lightly floured metal pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until inserted knife or skewer comes out clean.


Most Helpful

Delicious. Cook it in a 10 inch tube pan. I offered my guest the option of putting honey on their slice. It was a nice addition.

Elizabeth L. January 15, 2014

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