These date cakes are made with honey. dates contain more calories than beef and more sugar than any other dried fruit, but also the vitamins A and B, with the minerals magnesium and phosphates.


60 g dates, stoned and chopped small

75 g margarine

2 tsp vegetable oil

2 tbsp soft brown sugar

50 ml clear honey

2 eggs, lightly beaten

110 g self raising flour

1 tsp allspice

75 ml skimmed milk


Roll the dates into a little flour and set aside. Cream the honey, margarine and sugar together in a bowl and beat the eggs into the mix. Sift the remaining flour and allspice into the bowl and fold it into the mixture. Pour in enough milk to make a thin batter and fold the dates into the batter. Oil 12 small cake tins or a cake tray and spoon mixture into the tins. bake in a fairly hot oven for 15 minutes until golden brown.


Serves 4.


country : Mauritania

course : dessert


source : Laos to Liberia : Nutritious Foods from 200 Lands / Debbie Cook & Andy Gravette