Sticky Date Cake

Sticky Date Cake

A lovely moist cake that also makes a nice food gift!


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Serves: 10 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 40 mins

Yield: 10 x slices

Diabetes-Friendly Recipe Low-Carb Recipe High-Calcium Recipe


  • 4 oz dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup hot tea
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar substitute
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder


Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease and line a 10" x 6" loaf pan.

Place dates, tea and oil in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla. Fold in sifted flour and baking powder. Pour in date mixture and mix until just combined.

Pour into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes.


Drizzle slices of cake with a tablespoon of warm, low-fat custard sauce before serving (see recipe link).

Serving suggestion is not included in the nutritional analysis.


As a food gift, wrap in cellophane or package and tie with a bow.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 153 cals
Kilojoules 639 kJ
Fat 2.6 g
Saturated Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 38 mg
Sodium 346 mg
Carbohydrates 29.1 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Total Sugars 9.2 g
Protein 0.4 g
Calcium 118.0 mg
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