Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

This recipe is from Canada. The recipe came from All recipes and was submitted by Canadian Girl.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour a 9inx5in loaf pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the dates and butter.
  4. Pour boiling water over them, and let stand until cool.
  5. When the dates have cooled, stir the mixture to break up any clumps.
  6. Mix in the brown sugar and egg until well blended.
  7. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  8. Stir into the date mixture until just blended.
  9. Pour into the prepared pan.
  10. Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean.


Most Helpful

For PAC Spring 2010. Absolutely a do again. I have to admit ... I strayed from the recipe. I had oranges that needed using up, so used the orange juice instead of the water. AND because I am I making your Apricot Ginger Chicken for dinner and had way too much brandy for anything I'll ever use, I added 2 T apricot brandy to the mix. Thought I had walnuts on hand, didn't, so used pecans. But the outcome was fabulous. Thanks for the recipe! I'm giving you 5 stars!

keeney April 01, 2010

Delicious. I don't keep dates so I subbed golden raisins and dried apricots. They filled in beautifully. it's sweet from the fruit without being sugary. When I make this again I'll use an 8x4 pan to make it a somewhat taller loaf. Mine came out of the oven fully baked and a rich gold color at 30 mins. This would be a perfect holiday sub for those who won't eat fruit cake btw. Made for Lavender Lynn's win of Myron's Twofer in Photo Tag.

Annacia December 03, 2008

A very good date bread. It keeps quite a while without drying out. Lavender Lynn, thanks for posting.

Jezski August 03, 2008

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