Rhubarb and date cake

It might sound like an interesting combination, but rhubarb and date go together so well you’ll wish you tried this yummy cake earlier!


  • 1.5 cups self-raising flour
  • 125g margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup skim milk


  1. Rub margarine into flour
  2. Mix in the fruits and sugar
  3. Add egg and milk
  4. Mix to a smooth batter (apart from fruit pieces)
  5. Bake at 200C in a regular oven for 1-1.5 hours
  6. Leave in the round cake tin for a few minutes before turning out onto a rack to cool.
  7. Can be iced/cream cheese topping/left plain.

Happy baking and happier eating…it’s yummy!

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