One Bowl Melt and Mix Date and Apricot Loaf

One Bowl Melt and Mix Date and Apricot Loaf

This one bowl melt and mix date and apricot loaf is the perfect accompaniment to your morning cup of tea.  It is dark, dense and packed full of flavour.

It is a simple melt in the microwave then add the remaining ingredients and mix, super easy and makes an impressive loaf.

One Bowl Met and Mix Date and Apricot Loaf


3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Pitted dates, chopped
1 Cup Dried Apricots, chopped
90gm Butter, chopped
1 Tsp Bicarbonate Soda
1 1/2 Cups Self Raising Flour
1/4 Cup Coconut Flakes (optional)
1 Egg
1 Tbs Water


1. In a large microwave safe bowl add the brown sugar, dates, apricots, butter and bicarbonate soda.  Place into the microwave.  Set to medium high for three minutes.  Remove after each minute to stir.  At the end of the three minutes the butter should be melted and it should of fizzed up and then back down again from the bicarbonate soda.

2.  Add the remaining ingredients and mix through to combine well.  Spoon into a lined 20cm x 10cm loaf tin.  Place into a 170 degree Celsius oven and bake for 45 minutes or until a knife comes out clean when inserted.  You can reserve some of the dates and coconut to add on top if you like.

Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing and slicing.  You may need to use a bread knife.

Serve with butter or margarine.

Makes 1 loaf.

Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.  You may like to heat slightly before eating.

Freezer friendly: freeze individual slices in a zip lock bag in the freezer for up to three months.

One Bowl Met and Mix Date and Apricot Loaf

One Bowl Melt and Mix Date and Apricot Loaf One Bowl Melt and Mix Date and Apricot Loaf One Bowl Melt and Mix Date and Apricot Loaf


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5 Responses to One Bowl Melt and Mix Date and Apricot Loaf

  1. Saye June 17, 2018 at 1:43 am #

    Have you tried it on the stove rather than the microwave?

    • Amanda June 18, 2018 at 10:21 am #

      HI Saye, I haven’t tried it on the stove, but you definitely can do the microwave step on the stove. Place into a saucepan and mix until the butter melts and it bubbles a little.

    • Patty November 27, 2018 at 7:58 pm #

      i have made it in the stove top rather than microwave. Works fine.
      today i made it with gluten free flour, and it needed and extra tablespoon or two of water to mix all the flour in. it also took an extra 5 minutes to cook with the gluten free flour.
      ginger is a nice addition, i didn’t have enough dried apricots, so made up the difference with naked ginger.

  2. Melisda August 1, 2018 at 10:32 am #

    Does it really need to be refrigerated?

    • Amanda August 6, 2018 at 10:56 am #

      I do recommend it being refrigerated as this type of cake does go stale quite quickly.

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