Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Sweet and moist, but also nutritious and low-fat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven at 180 degrees C or 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine dates and sodium bicarbonate in a mixing bowl.
  3. Pour in boiling water and mix. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Add butter and mix until it melts.
  5. Add egg, sugar and flour and mix well.
  6. Place in a well greased loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until cooked.
  7. Turn out onto a cooling rack.


Most Helpful

Wow! This loaf was unbelievably moist. So easy yet so very delicious. I also used 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/4 brown, worked great! will make again.

amy.484 January 12, 2008

Excellent date loaf that is easy and tastes good. I baked mine in my convection oven for 40 minutes and it turned out well although I had a small slightly burnt area on top so next time I will get the brown paper out so that it doesn't happen again. I used a silicon loaf form which worked extremely well too.

Missy Wombat June 10, 2007

Well this is absolutely delicious!! Super quick to put together, and a very moist cake - loved it! Only change I made was to use 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar, because I don't like baking with brown sugar. Turned out fine - I'll be making this one regularly Midge - THANKS! :)

BowerBird December 26, 2005

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