Moist date loaf


Any dried fruit can be used instead of dates



  • 2 cups dates
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 egg



Preheat oven to 180 C.
Put dates, water, butter and sugar into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and add the flour 1 cup at a time, beating well at each addition. Next add the baking soda and lastly the egg. Mix thoroughly and put into 2 well greased loaf tins.
Bake 45-50 mins

Any dried fruit can be used instead of dates

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9 thoughts on “Moist date loaf

  1. I made two loaves today. I used less sugar and added apricot and mango jam. Also my dates were the processed dates filled with almonds that I had in abundance. It came out super moist and lovely.

    Thank you for the guidelines.

  2. I made the lovely date loaves today, but when putting the recipe together thought that 2 cups of Sugar was very high? The loaves came out beautifully, but they are very sweet. I am really supposed to put in 2 cups of Sugar? I will make the recipe again with 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of chopped crystalised ginger and see how that goes. I did add 1/2 tspn of Cinnamon with each cup of flour (1-1/2 tspns in all) and the flavour is super. I am into using Cinnamon every chance I get after reading it is good to lower Cholesterol.

  3. I just made this.

    Has to be one of the tasiest loaves I have ever had.
    I did chop the dates and next time I wont.
    I also added mixed spice and cinnamon.

    Will be making this again and again,.