English Walnut Date Cake

English Walnut Date Cake

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  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    1 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    2 h
HoneeBee
Recipe by  HoneeBee

“This has been a favorite of my husband's since I can long remember. His mother always manages to bake him one every year (she's 75) for Christmas......though she claims it's always his last.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 - 10 inch tube pan

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine dates, walnuts, sugar, baking powder and flour. Stir in egg yolks. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold the whites into the fruit/nut mixture until no streaks remain. Spoon into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 90 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

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Reviews (11)

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BGILDAY
82

BGILDAY

I experimented with this cake having had one of a similar name at a wedding. This was different, but wow, was it great! I took it to work and everyone wanted the recipe. I enjoy it without icing, but added, for work, an icing made of 1 and 1/4 c. icing sugar, sifted, 2 tbsp. softened butter, and maple syrup until it was the consistency to drizzle over the cake. I found by purchasing chopped dates separated by a little flour, that the prep time was considerably shortened. I also found that I could make some extra cupcakes as the recipe was quite large.

GURUJEEA
62

GURUJEEA

I am new to baking and this was just the third cake I tried, ever. It came out really well. I took it to a friend's place for dinner and the cake got over in no time. I scaled the recipe for 8 servings instead of 16 and reduced the amount of dates and walnuts by half since the ingredients are expensive and I am not very experienced. The cake still came out really well. The one thing I realized half way through was that there were very little wet ingredeients and after I added the yolk, the batter was still not wet and homogenous. I almost gave up at that point. If you are new to baking, don't worry about this, the cake turns out yummy despite this. Another hurdle was the dates; they were really soft and were sticking to each other. I dusted each piece with flour before mixing them with the other dry ingredients and the remaining flour. This can be time consuming, but worth the effort.

Syd
33

Syd

This is more of a confection than a cake - and it is wonderful. Unbelievably delicious, and extremely beautiful.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 633 cal
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 38.4 g
  • 59%
  • Carbs
  • 70.7 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 12.6 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 81 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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