Sunday, August 2, 2009

Delicious Date Molasses & Cardamom Moist Cake

Recipe by:zainab

7cups all-purpose flour (you can use 3 1\2 cups whole wheat flour +3 1\2 cups all-purpose flour).

1 cup oil.

1 cup low fat milk or soy milk.

2 Tablespoons baking powder.

2 Tablespoons ground cardamom.

1\2 Tablespoon baking soda.

2 cups Date molasses.

*Walnuts Filling:

1cup chopped walnuts.

1\4 cup raw sugar.

4 Tablespoons rosewater.

Pinch of ground cardamom.

Pinch Saffron.

* Mix all filling ingredients and keep a side.

1)Mix Date molasses with milk and than mix it with oil.

2)Combine flour with cardamom, baking powder, and baking soda in large mixing bowl.
3) Mix step 1 and step 2 together and now you have the dough.

4) Divide the dough into 2 equal portions (use water or oil when you divide the dough)
5) Flatten dough into 22cm x 30cm pan, fill with walnuts filling, then but the second portion and flatten.

6) Bake at 350F for 30-33 minutes or until done.
7) Keep it in the pan and cool it for 2-3 hours.

8) Cut and serve with cardamom & saffron milk or cardamom tea or Arabic Gulf Coffee.

I am sending this to BBD#22 (sweet bread) event started by Zorra , & hosted this month by Stefanie.

Enjoy mrgreen


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That cake looks really scrumptious! I love the ingredients you used!



chow and chatter said...

wow what a cake, Rebecca

Dori said...

Wow, I really want to try this... It seems like a recipe not to miss! Wish I could taste it right now!

Anonymous said...

Those little squares of dates, molasses, walnuts and cardamom are heavenly! You can almost taste the flavor and moistness from your photos! Great BBD 22 submission!

Melanie said...

The cake looks delicious!!

Fatima said...

Assalaamu Alaikum... Mashallah !!! it looks Really Tasty . Inshallah i'll try this in Ramadan. ;)

Chef Jeena said...

I am always excited to see which recipe you post next. :-)

This looks lovely, perfect slices of moist brown cake - just what I could snack on all night!

I bet the flavour of the date molasses and walnuts is so delicious. :D

Jessie said...

wow that cake looks moist and delectable!

Anonymous said...

That sounds soooo good. I've got to give it a try soon. Thanks!

Adriana in Brussels said...

Hi! This looks delicious, but I never heard of date molasses. Can you explain what it is????
Thank you.

Umm Zacharia said...

salaams ladies!!!! long time since i've been able to check out your site. This looks like the perfect sweet with saudi qahwa :)
i definitely have to try this one

Parita said...

Wow thats so flavorful cake! lovely!

MaiOota said...

yummmmy sis :x
and good shot ;;)

Diana Bauman said...


Arabic Bites said...

Thanks everyone :D

Adriana in Brussels,
Date molasses is (thick syrup made from pressed dates,we use it a lot here in Gulf area in cooking and baking specially in traditional dessert. you can find it in Arabic specialty shops or health store.

love you sis :X

zainab :D

GStaples said...

Wow! This looks great and different, good job!

Cynthia said...

The flavours of this cake are outstanding. Bookmarked!

Susan/Wild Yeast said...

Wow, I'm definitely bookmarking this!

Mathilde said...

Absolutely delicious. I'm a bit fan of date and the combination with the Cardamon looks amazing. Congrats!

Nurit "1 family. friendly. food." said...

wow, this sounds great! I might try it for my weekend cake. It has many ingredients that I love - rose water, cardamom, dates, walnuts.

naila said...

aslm..we dont have date molasses here where i live..wat is an alternate for that? or how can i make it at home? i really want to try this

naila said...

also do u use metric cup or US cup???

Arabic Bites said...


Cynthia & Susan,
I am sure you both will love this recipe ;)

Thank you :)

Thank you for stopping by,hope you like it :D

Actually I don't recommend that you replace it with any thing,because date molasses is the key Ingredient in this recipe.
you can replace it with honey or any other syrup but will not taste as good as date molasses.
& I always use US cup.

zainab :D

avanti said...

Looks great and sounds YUMMY! BTW great blog!

Maja Babić said...

What a blog!
Cake is just perfect, photos are adorable!

lubnakarim06 said...

Oh wow...those are delectable bites......

Touria said...

assalamou Alaykoum
the cake looks so delicious , i'm going to do it, am sure all your recipes are good
thanks for sharing
have a nice day

Yasmeen said...

Salaam Alaikum dear Zainab :-*
Fantastic cake!I love the heavenly combo of walnuts ,cardamom and the sweet date molasses :)

George said...

I love the sound of this cake, so moist and flavoursome. Lovely pics too :)

Arabic Bites said...

Thanks,everyone :)

Thank you for the comment.
Take care.

Thank you for stopping by,hope you & your family are well :-*

Thanks :D

zainab :D

Anonymous said...


Is date molasses is dates honey?

Is it possible to replace the cardamom with something else?

Thank you

Arabic Bites said...

Date molasses is (thick syrup made from pressed dates,you can find it in Arabic specialty shops or health store.
Cardamom goes well & taste so good with date molasses.
if you like you can replace it with your favorite flavor (try Ginger
or Anise or Fennel)
but cardamom still the best choose when it come to this recipe :)

hope this help :)

zainab :D

Dawn Bazely said...

Greetings from Toronto, Canada. I am about to make your cake - I had to select the webpage and paste the select all into a word document to get the recipe down to under two pages. When I printed from the webpage, only the first photo and ingredients list printed - you may want to check into this.
Anyway - I wanted to tell the story of my jar of date molasses - bought from my local Lebanese shop which has been here for at least 20 years. One day last summer, the owner suggested that I try the date molasses (and expand my horizons beyond the usual dates, hummus, pita, etc). When I asked how to use it, I learned that he mixes the molasses with tahini for a really rich spread or dip. But we do not eat much jam or sweet spread, so I have been searching the internet for a recipe to use larger amounts of date molasses and was thrilled to find yours. I am only now getting the time to bake it! thank you very much. will report on my baking results later. dawn bazely

Mrs.Ahmed said...

First time here,
the cake is Beautifulll...!!!

i will try your recipe,please do check my blog too and would to add you..:)

Merry said...

These look delicious! though I think 7 cups of flour is rather a lot!! I wonder if they could be made with wholemeal flour only.
Also, could you tell me how many servings this recipe makes?
Thanks :)

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