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Sticky Date Cake
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Vegan Sticky Date Cake

Prep Time15 mins
Active Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Date Cake, Dessert, Vegan, Vegan Dessert
Servings: 1 8-inch cake
Author: rylee


Date Cake

  • ½ pound dates about 1 ½ cups pitted, and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ⅓ cup water cold
  • ½ cup softened refined coconut oil or vegan butter room temp
  • cup coconut sugar
  • 2 flax eggs 2 tbs. ground flax seeds + 6 tbs. water & let sit 10 minutes or 2 eggs if you eat them!
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cup spelt flour or all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ tablespoon baking powder

Sticky Sauce

  • ½ refined coconut oil or vegan butter
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup canned full fat coconut milk can shaken
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease your choice of 8-inch pan.
  • Place chopped dates in a pan with cold water and bring to a boil, while stirring to break up dates and let simmer on low heat for 1 minute and whisk in baking soda and then remove from heat.
  • Cream together your coconut sugar and coconut oil until very creamy and then add your flax eggs. Scraping down as you go, add vanilla, spelt flour & salt and mix until your dough is lumpy like cookie dough.
  • Add your warm date mix, scraping the sides as you go and then add the baking powder, which will make a very light and airy batter.
  • Pour into your prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Your cake tester should come out clean when done.
  • To make caramel, combine coconut oil, coconut sugar, coconut milk, vanilla & salt to a saucepan. Bring sauce to a boil and reduce to a simmer until it is a bit more thickened and well blended.
  • When your cake is done, poke small holes all over and pour your sauce all over the cake. Let soak for 10 mins and then turn cake upside-down and serve.


  • This makes a nice size cake, BUT you could totally double this, both the cake and caramel and make two layers and put the caramel in-between and it would be seriously outrageous!
  • All purpose flour works great here too! 
  • You could use two eggs instead of flax eggs, if you can tolerate them or are not vegan!