Irresistible Date Coffee Loaf Cake

This Date Coffee Loaf Cake combines the rich flavors of coffee with the sweetness of dates, creating a moist and delicious treat perfect for any occasion.


  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup brewed strong coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)


  1. Prepare the dates and coffee:
  • In a small bowl, soak the chopped dates in the brewed coffee. Let them sit for about 10-15 minutes to soften.
  1. Preheat the oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  1. Cream butter and sugar:
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  1. Add eggs and vanilla:
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  1. Combine dry ingredients:
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  1. Combine wet and dry ingredients:
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, alternating with the soaked dates and coffee mixture. Mix until just combined. Fold in chopped nuts, if using.
  1. Bake:
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  1. Cool and serve:
  • Allow the loaf to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

Tips for Success:

  • Ensure your brewed coffee is strong for a more pronounced coffee flavor in the cake.
  • Do not overmix the batter once you’ve added the dry ingredients to avoid a dense texture.
  • Store the cooled loaf cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze for longer storage.

Enjoy your irresistible Date Coffee Loaf Cake with its delightful blend of coffee and sweet dates!

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