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Vegan Date & Orange Cake
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Date & Orange Sheet Cake (Vegan)

An easy one step vegan data and orange sheet cake.  Bung it all into a food processor or blender.  Whizz and bake!
Servings: 16 pieces
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins


  • 100 g dried dates - snipped into pieces and covered in boiling water and left to soak
  • 350 g Plain Flour
  • 225 g Sugar - I use soft dark brown for colour and flavour but any would work
  • 100 g Cooking oil - Sunflower or rape/canola
  • Zest one large orange - finely grated
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 60 g golden syrup


  • Drain the dates, reserving the soaking water, make the volume of the date water up to 225ml.
  • Place all the ingredients into a bowl or your stand mixer and whizz until you have a smooth golden brown batter.
  • Pour into 8” square pan lined with greaseproof paper (if needed) and bake at GM4/180C for about 25 – 30 mins until risen and a cocktail stick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Cut into squares and dust with icing sugar.


This keeps well for at least a week in an airtight tin.
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.1mg