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Medjool Date Coffee Cake

Moist and chewy buttery cake adorned with plump and tasty Medjools, this Medjool Date Coffee Cake is such an easy but delicious dessert to make for the holidays! This post is brought to you by Natural Delights Medjool Dates. I genuinely love this product and I am always happy to partner with them.

Top view of the Medjool dates coffeecake along with the a tub of Natural Delights Medjool Dates.

Don’t you just love the cozy holiday season? I love how the cold weather entices me to whip something up in the kitchen and then let the aroma of baking fill the house with such a sweet smell.

If you are already in holiday baking mode, you should really try this Medjool Date Coffee Cake. Not only is it very simple, the Medjools add amazing flavor and texture.

Medjool date coffee cake sliced into squares, served in a plate.

You know how much I love Natural Delights Medjool Dates. They are plump, tasty and nutritious. I love snacking on them whether in a sweet or savory pairing.

Close up shot of Natural Delights Medjool dates.

I just can’t get enough of the smooth, chewy texture and the natural sweetness. Natural Delights also have some wholesome and fulfilling ready-to-eat snacks made with simple ingredients. Check out the Cacao Pecan. It is so good, and so good for you!

Photo of Natural Delights Medjool Dates Cacao Pecan

Last year, this Cinnamon Loaf Bread with Medjool Date Filling was such a hit. And now this Coffee Cake is another great addition to your holiday desserts.

Top shot of Medjool date coffee cake on a cutting board.

What’s To Love About this Medjool Dates Coffee Cake

  • It is very easy to whip up and requires simple ingredients. Just have Medjools on hand (any Natural Delights plain variety), and some pantry basics and you are good to go!
  • They are topped with nutritious Medjool dates. It pretty much gives the cake its flavor and texture.
  • Natural Delight Medjool Dates is one of my favorite ingredients to bake with. You can find them in a local store near you. They are available all year round in the produce section.
  • This coffee cake is easily cut into bars, making them perfect for holiday gatherings and parties.
Ingredients for the Medjool Date coffee cake.

Let’s Make it!

Make the Topping.

This is basically an upside down cake so you will start with making the topping. Melt the butter in the microwave, then stir in the brown sugar.

Pour and spread this mixture in the bottom of a 8 inch square pan. Arrange the pitted and halved Medjool dates in a straight line in the bottom of the pan.

The topping of the Coffee cake.

Make the Cake Batter.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sifted flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Add the buttermilk, egg, melted butter and vanilla to the mixing bowl. Using a rubber spatula, gently mix the ingredients just until everything is combined. Do not over-mix.

Spoon the batter in dollops over the Medjool dates in the pan, then use an angled spatula to even it out.

The freshly baked coffee cake in the pan.

Bake the coffee cake at 350 F for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted at the center of the cake comes out clean. 

Let the cake cool slightly in the pan. Run a knife along the edges of the cake and turn the cake over on a serving plate.

Square slices of medjools coffee cake on a cutting board.

Storing the Cake

To store leftovers, keep the cake in a container with a tight lid and keep at rom temperature for up to 3 days.

Sliced Medjool date coffee cake.

Medjool Date Coffee Cake

Moist and chewy buttery cake adorned with plump and tasty Medjools, this Medjool Date Coffee Cake is such an easy but delicious dessert to make for the holidays!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Medjool Dates
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 3082kcal
Author: sanna

Ingredients

For the Cake Topping

  • ¼ cup butter 57 grams
  • ¼ cup brown sugar 55 grams
  • 12 Natural Delights Medjool Dates pitted and halved vertically

For the Cake Batter

  • 1 ½ cup sifted all-purpose flour 188 grams
  • ½ cup sugar 100 grams
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup buttermilk ( room temperature
  • ¼ cup melted butter 57 grams
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

For the Cake Topping

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly brush the sides of an 8 x 8 inches square pan with about 1 tbsp of melted butter. Melt ¼ cup butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir in the brown sugar to form a pourable mixture.
  • Pour and spread the mixture on the bottom of the square pan. Arrange the halved medjools, cut side up in straight lines at the bottom of the pan.

For the Cake Batter

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sifted flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the buttermilk, egg, melted butter and vanilla to the mixing bowl. Using a rubber spatula, gently mix the ingredients just until everything is combined. Do not over-mix.
  • Spoon the batter in dollops over the Medjool dates in the pan, then use an angled spatula to even it out. Bake the coffee cake at 350 F for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted at the center of the cake comes out clean. Let the cake cool slightly in the pan. Run a knife along the edges of the cake and turn the cake over on a serving plate.

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Notes

You can also use pitted whole dates, then slice them in half as directed in the recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 1two inch slice | Calories: 3082kcal | Carbohydrates: 526g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 105g | Saturated Fat: 63g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 27g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 428mg | Sodium: 2722mg | Potassium: 3425mg | Fiber: 25g | Sugar: 355g | Vitamin A: 3800IU | Calcium: 866mg | Iron: 13mg

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