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Bundt Cake with Dates

Bundt Cake with Dates

Bundt Cake with Dates has some deep caramel notes and some juicy sour cherries for a surprise pairing.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Bundt Cake with Dates
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 14 servings
Calories 359 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


For the cake:

  • 14 oz. pitted dates chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 3 large eggs

For the icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cherries drained


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat the inside of a 12-cup Bundt pan with butter and sprinkle with a little flour.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer fixed with the paddle attachment beat together butter & brown sugar until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, on medium speed.
  5. At low speed, beat in flour mixture until just combined.
  6. Process pitted dates in a food processor until a paste forms. Add date paste and beat on low until just combined.
  7. Using a rubber spatula, carefully fold in the cherries.
  8. Transfer the mixture into the greased Bundt pan and bake 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or just with a few crumbles.
  9. Cool on a wire rack for 30-40min before serving.
  10. Mix powdered sugar, vanilla and milk (1 tablespoon at a time), until spreadable, the mixture will thicken slightly as it sets.
  11. Using a spatula decorate the cake.
Nutrition Facts
Bundt Cake with Dates
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 349mg15%
Potassium 350mg10%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 675IU14%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.