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

For date-lover's, this is a moist and rich it tastes like a fruitcake, do not overbake or the cake will be dry, this may also be baked in two small smaller loaf pans which is what I did when I made this cake ;-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease one 9x5-in loaf pan or a 2-qt Bundt pan.
  3. Chop the dates.
  4. In a saucepan, heat Cola to a gentle boil; remove from heat.
  5. stir in the chopped dates, mixing very well.
  6. Stir in the sugar and oil; allow to cool to room temperature.
  7. When cooled, stir in the egg and brewed coffee.
  8. In a separate bowl, whisk together, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger powder, lemon zest, salt and nuts.
  9. Fold the dry ingredients into the Cola and date mixture.
  10. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
  11. Bake approx 1 hour, or until cake tests done.
  12. Cool for 20 mins, before removing from the pan.


Most Helpful

I have made this recipe twice and both times it has been dry and crumbly - not moist as you describe it. I have followed the ingredients to the letter and tried reducing the cooking time, but without success. Maybe I just don't have the knack. It does have an interesting flavour, however, and is quite tasty if eaten fairly soon after being prepared or with a little jam or yoghurt.

LemurKat August 02, 2007

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