Dates Marble Cake Recipe

With swirls of tender vanilla and dates cake, this dates marble cake looks fancy but tastes absolutely delicious.Surprisingly, you don’t need two completely different batters to make this dates marble cake. You simply take a third of the vanilla batter and mix it with soaked dates,water and baking soda and that your dates cake batter !


1 & 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 &1/2 Tsp Baking powder
150 Grams Unsalted Butter
1 &1/4 Cups Powdered sugar
2 Eggs at Room Temperature
1 Tsp Vanilla essence
1/2 Cups Milk
1/2 Cups Dates
1/4 Tsp Baking Soda
1/4 cups Water
Few Almond flakes


Soak 1/2 Cups Dates in 1/4 Cups Water and 1/4 Tsp Baking soda.

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes. Prepare an 8 inch baking tin by lining it with butter paper/parchment paper or grease the cake tin with butter and flour. Tap out the excess flour.

Sieve together All Purpose Flour and Baking Powder 2-3 times and keep this aside.

Into a large bowl take 150 grams of unsalted butter at room temperature. Beat the butter until soft. Add 1 & 1/4 cups of powdered Sugar. Beat Butter and sugar until creamy.

Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition. Add 1 Tsp flour along with eggs to prevent the batter from curdling. add in 1 Tsp Vanilla essence.

Add the dry ingredients in three additions and milk in 2 additions alternatively beginning and ending with flour.

Transfer 1/3 of the batter to another bowl and gently fold in the prepared dates mix into it.

Take two piping bags and transfer the batters into it. You could also pour the batter directly into the cake tin. But i strongly recommend You to use piping bags so that you will get a better design . Now squeeze out equal amount of the dates batter into the cake tin leaving space in between. Now pour the vanilla batter in the gaps. Pour the vanilla and dates batter alternatively to get a nice marble effect. Now use a fork or tooth pick to swirl the batter to get a better marble effect. Garnish the top with almond flakes.

Bake the cake in preheated oven at 180 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Remove the cake from oven and place on a wire rack to cool down.

Invert the cake onto a serving platter. Let the cake sit for at least one hours before serving. Cut with a serrated knife.

The Dates Marble cake is now ready to serve.

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