Date And Walnut Cake Recipe


Preparation Time40 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 40 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings6
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Boiling water300 Milliliter
 Dates225 Gram, chopped
 Soda bicarbonate5 Milliliter
 Caster sugar225 Gram
 Butter75 Gram
 Egg1 , beaten
 Plain flour275 Gram
 Baking powder5 Milliliter
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Walnuts50 Gram, chopped
For the topping
 Brown sugar65 Gram
 Butter25 Gram
 Milk30 Milliliter
 Walnut halves3 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 705 Calories from Fat 221

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g39.4%

Saturated Fat 10.1 g50.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 71.6 mg

Sodium 474.3 mg19.8%

Total Carbohydrates 116 g38.6%

Dietary Fiber 5.2 g20.7%

Sugars 72.9 g

Protein 7 g14.8%

Vitamin A 9.4% Vitamin C 0.59%

Calcium 11.2% Iron 7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Grease a square tin of 9-inches and then line it with greased greaseproof paper.

2) In a bowl, put the water, dates and bicarbonate of soda and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
3) Cream together the sugar and butter till the mixture is soft and then stir in the egg along with the water and the dates.
4) With the baking powder and salt, sieve the flour and fold the mixture into the walnuts.
5) Turn the mixture into the tin and smoothen the top.
6) In a moderate oven, bake for 60 minutes.
7) Turn out and allow to cool on a wire rack.
8) In a pan, place all the topping ingredients, except for the walnuts and boil for 3 minutes. Spread the mixture all over the cake and garnish with walnut halves. Keep aside to set.
9) To freeze the cake, wrap it in a double thickness of foil, seal, label and place in the freezer.

10) Unwrap, thaw for about 6 hours at room temperature and serve as preferred.