Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4
Use a 900g/2 lb loaf tin.
Grease and line the loaf tin. Put the dates in a bowl, pour the apple juice over and leave to soak for 2 hours. Sift in the baking powder, add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Turn into the loaf tin. Sprinkle with the demerara sugar and bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours.