Kaikat Al Tamar / Fully Loaded Dates Cake

Kaikat Al Tamar is a cake loaded with dates. And again sticky syrup made from dates is poured over to make it more yummy. Few days back  a friend  requested me to bake something for her daughter’s national day school function.I told her in advance  baking a cake is not a problem but decorating is not my forte.
Kaikat Al Tamar
She told me whatever I baked for her was completely fine for her & leaving me with no choice but present something good for the kiddos. As we are talking about the national day of UAE, I wanted to bake something using the core produce of this country. And what better to use than dates. I have combined the dates and arabic coffee, which takes this cake to another level in taste. So it was  decided to make a dates sheet cake, later cutting into rectangular bars & then  top it with small UAE national flags to get the feel of the national day.
Kaikat Al Tamar  
.I have been baking this cake since so long and every now and then altering to our taste each time making it better in taste. It’s a simple cake to be eaten warm with poured date syrup along with the side of an ice cream.
Kaikat Al Tamar


Yields 7

Kaikat Al Tamar

Cake loaded with dates

15Prep Time

40Cook Time

55Total Time

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  • I
  • 225 gm Dates ( Mejdool or any other)
  • 1/4  cup strong black coffee hot
  • 1/2 tsp soda bi carb
  • II
  • 85 gm flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 115 gm unsalted butter
  • 115 gm sugar powdered
  • 2 large eggs
  • Sauce
  • Date syrup
  • or
  • 1/4 cup packed dates deseed & chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Tools: Food processor OR Blender ( I use food processor)


  1. Preheat the oven. Grease the tin
  2. Soak dates with coffee for about 15 minutes. Add in baking soda.
  3. Mix & sieve all the ingredients II.
  4. In a food processor  with chopper blade mix together butter & sugar.
  5. Add in the mix flour (II) alternating with eggs. Pulse till mixed properly.
  6. Now add soaked dates. Pulse for  a minute till all the ingredients are mixed
  7. Pour the prepared batter in the greased tin.
  8. Bake @ 150° - 160° for about an 30 -40 minutes or unhpicks
  9. Now pour over the date syrup on the hot cake
  10. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  11. Serve warm with ice cream.
  12. For Date Sauce : Heat butter. Add in  dates . Fry for a few minutes. Add in water. Cool & blend to form a runny paste. If the consistency of syrup is too runny. Cook a medium flame for few minutes.


This cake can be stored up to a week. Before serving slightly warm for 10 seconds in a microwave. And pour over the date syrup.


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