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Cinnamon and Jujube Fruit Cake

Cinnamon and Jujube Fruit Cake


  1. For the Cake:

    • 1 cup dried jujube fruits (also known as red dates), pitted and chopped
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 cup buttermilk
  2. For the Topping:

    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or almonds (optional)


  1. Preparation:

    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients:

    • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugar:

    • In a large bowl, beat the butter and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy.
    • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    • Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:

    • Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture in three parts, alternating with the buttermilk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients.
    • Fold in the chopped jujube fruits.
  5. Pour and Sprinkle Topping:

    • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
    • In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts if using. Sprinkle this mixture over the batter.
  6. Bake the Cake:

    • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Cooling:

    • Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Serve:

    • Slice and serve the cake as is, or with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Enjoy your Cinnamon and Jujube Fruit Cake, a perfect treat for any occasion!

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