Date Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe

A cake that’s perfect for any occasion that requires a sweet tooth. Making this date cake recipe from scratch makes it extra special.

How To Make Date Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

A sweet date cake topped with a homemade peanut butter frosting.

  • 1 cup dates (pitted and chopped )
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup water (boiling )
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup walnuts (chopped )
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp butter

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • ½ stick butter (or margarine, softened)
  • 1 cup peanut butter (creamy )
  • 3 tbsp milk (or as much as needed)
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Grease and flour 9×13 glass baking dish.

  3. Put dates and baking soda in a bowl, and pour boiling water on top. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, mix together sugar, flour and walnuts.
  5. Add egg, vanilla, salt and butter.
  6. Mix until combined.
  7. Stir in dates with liquid. Mix well.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees F.

  10. Cake will pull away from sides of pans and be golden brown. Cool.

Peanut Butter Frosting

  1. Beat butter and peanut butter in a medium bowl with electric mixer until smooth.

  2. Gradually mix in the powdered sugar, adding milk when mixture gets thick.
  3. Once frosting is thick and spreadable, beat 3 minutes until fluffy.
  4. This is sweet so only a thin layer on the cake is needed.
  5. Use crunchy peanut butter for another unique taste.

How To Make Date Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

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A sweet date cake topped with a homemade peanut butter frosting.

Preparation: 20 mins
Cooking: 35 mins
Total: 55 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dates pitted and chopped
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup water boiling
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp butter

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • ½ stick butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter creamy
  • 3 tbsp milk or as much as needed
  • 2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Grease and flour 9x13 glass baking dish.

  3. Put dates and baking soda in a bowl, and pour boiling water on top. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, mix together sugar, flour and walnuts.
  5. Add egg, vanilla, salt and butter.
  6. Mix until combined.
  7. Stir in dates with liquid. Mix well.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees F.

  10. Cake will pull away from sides of pans and be golden brown. Cool.

Peanut Butter Frosting

  1. Beat butter and peanut butter in a medium bowl with electric mixer until smooth.

  2. Gradually mix in the powdered sugar, adding milk when mixture gets thick.
  3. Once frosting is thick and spreadable, beat 3 minutes until fluffy.
  4. This is sweet so only a thin layer on the cake is needed.
  5. Use crunchy peanut butter for another unique taste.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 53mg
  • Calories: 769kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 107g
  • Cholesterol: 21mg
  • Fat: 34g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Potassium: 451mg
  • Protein: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 407mg
  • Sugar: 70g
  • Vitamin A: 354IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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