Today let’s bake…apple and date cake


So I haven’t made this cake yet, but am planning on doing so over the weekend. It sounds so easy and I love using apple in cakes as it makes them nice and moist. These are all store cupboard ingredients for me, including the dates, which I like to use as a sweetener, reducing the amount of sugar I use.

Date and Apple Loaf

  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 250g pitted dates, chopped
  • 100g soft light sugar
  • 1 level teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 270 jar apple sauce
  • 2 medium eggs


  • Set the oven to 160C. Tip the flour into a bowl and stir in the dates, sugar cinnamon and salt. Add the apple sauce and eggs to the bowl and 5 tablespoons water. Stir to combine.
  • Spoon the mixture into a 2lb loaf tin and level the surface
  • Bake in centre of oven for about 1 hour or until the loaf feels firm to the touch
  • Remove from oven and leave to cool in tin for 10 mins, then turn it out onto wire rack and leave to cool completely

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