Date and Walnut Cake
Dates, walnuts and honey combine to make a cake which is rich in flavour and yet surprisingly easy to eat.
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 179 8%
Calories from Fat 88
Total Fat 9.8g 15%
Saturated Fat 3.8g 19%
Unsaturated Fat 5.4g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbohydrate 22.3g 7%
Dietary Fibre 1.7g 6%
Protein 2.7g 5%
Cholesterol 33.9mgs 11%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 200 g (7 oz) dates, halved lengthways and pitted
- 100 g (3½ oz) walnuts, lightly crushed
- 100 g (3½ oz) plain flour
- 100 g (3½ oz) butter
- 100 g (3½ oz) brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- Place the dates in a bowl and add enough boiling water to cover them. Leave them to soak while you prepare the rest of the mixture.
- Mix together the butter and sugar in a bowl. Add in the eggs one at a time with mixing and beat to a smooth mixture.
- Add the honey and mix.
- Sift the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder into the mixture and stir gently to produce a uniform cake mixture.
- Drain the dates and fold them into the mixture together with the walnuts.
- Grease an 8″ (20 cm) loaf tin and line it with baking paper. Pour the mixture into the tin.
- Bake at 180°C for 15 minutes, then at 160°C for another 35 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and check with a skewer that the cake is cooked – it should come out clean.
- Remove from the tin and allow to cool on a wire rack.
You can substitute some of the dates with raisins if you wish. Try adding ½ tsp of cloves for a cake with a bit more… BAM!
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