Date Loaf Cake By Anonymous recipe Comments | 0 Favorites | 3 Very much like sticky date pudding – nice and moist, and made without eggs. Date Loaf Cake Ingredients 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped1 cup dark brown sugar1/4 cup margarine1 cup boiling water1 3/4 cups self-rising flour1 teaspoon baking soda2 teaspoons vanilla extract Instructions 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan. 2 In a large bowl, combine dates, brown sugar, margarine and boiling water. Let stand 15 minutes. Stir in flour, soda and vanilla. Pour batter into prepared pan. 3 Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Allow to cool.