Couscous Date Cake

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Boomette

A recipe from Ricardo & Friends.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

My date of preference is the Medjool, so loving your cake was easy! I made only one small addition to the whole thing in adding just enough cinnamon to the icing so we could taste it! Will definitely make this one again! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Everyday Is a Holiday recipe tag]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the Cake: With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Butter and flour a 20-cm (8-inch) springform pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper.
  2. In a saucepan, bring the water, dates, butter and baking soda to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring frequently, for about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and let cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate until lukewarm, about 30 minutes.
  3. In a bowl, combine the flour, couscous and baking powder. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar using an electric mixer until the mixture turns pale, triples in volume and falls from the beaters in a ribbon, about 10 minutes. Using a spatula, gently fold in the dry ingredients then the date mixture.
  5. Pour into the springform pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 65 minutes.
  6. Let cool. Run the blade of a thin knife around the inside of the pan. Unmould and let cool on a rack.
  7. For the Icing: In a bowl, beat the sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled cake.

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