Easy Date and Walnut Cake (Eggless + Vegan)

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Date and Walnut Cake is a very easy and tasty cake recipe. Even a beginner in baking can make this cake easily. Eggless and Vegan Recipe.

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Dates & walnut cake has always been a favorite. During Christmas or easter. We would always buy the cakes ready from the bakeries. The eggless dates walnut coffee cake I had wanted to make from so long. I had dates as well as walnuts but never got to making a cake with them.

Finally I made this eggless date and walnut cake and it was so good. Now since I bake often, I am getting better in making cakes too. This recipe is not adapted from anywhere. I had earlier made mango cake and I chose the mango cake recipe as a base to make this date walnut cake. On the same day I had also baked a fruit bread which was also super.

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Apart from flavors of dates, walnuts, I have also added instant bru coffee. Some cacao nibs also went in the cake. Overall the cake was one delicious cake with a coffee and chocolaty taste.

However, adding coffee and cacao nibs are optional and you can just make the cake with walnuts and dates. But then coffee adds it own charm and flavor to the cake. You can easily add small chocolate chips in the cake instead of cacao nibs.

Cacao nibs are pieces of raw cocoa beans that have been shelled and roasted. They are crunchy and taste a bit like coffee as well as chocolate. They are an excellent source of antioxidants, fibre and have a lot of nutrients.

I found them expensive, but any imported stuff will be expensive in India…. And for health reasons, I don’t mind spending some extra money.

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So this date and walnut cake is healthy as I also added 75% whole wheat flour in the cake and with the dates and the walnuts in it. the recipe is easy to make. Even a novice in baking can make this cake and get full marks. Here I have added homemade soy milk in the cake. But you can add regular milk, cashew milk or even almond milk.

So you can have your cake and eat it too!!!

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Date and Walnut Cake

An easy and light date walnut cake. Vegan and eggless recipe.
4.86 from 81 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cuisine World
Course Desserts
Diet Vegan
Difficulty Level Easy
Servings 1 medium size round cake


  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup sunflower oil or any good neutral tasting oil
  • ¾ cup unrefined cane sugar regular sugar or demerara sugar- adjust as per your taste preferences
  • 1 cup almond milk or soy milk or oats milk - dairy milk can be added instead
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup seedless dates
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 2 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs or small chocolate chips - if adding choco chips, then adjust the sugar accordingly
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean powder or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt


making cake batter

  • Chop the dates and walnuts and keep aside.
  • Line or grease a cake pan.
  • Then heat the milk and switch off the flame.
  • Add the coffee powder and stir.
  • Add the dates. Stir and allow the dates to be in the milk for some 15 to 20 minutes or more.
  • Begin the process of sieving both the whole wheat flours and all purpose flour with salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  • Now you can preheat the oven to 200 degrees c/392 f.
  • Take the seived flour mixture in a large bowl.
  • Add the sugar & vanilla powder and mix.
  • Add the soaked dates along with the milk, 1 cup water, walnuts and oil.
  • Mix with an electric beater at medium to high speed till the whole batter is uniform and mixed evenly. Don't overdo the mixing.
  • Fold in the cacao nibs or chocolate chips.

baking date and walnut cake

  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pan.
  • With the help of a rubber spatula remove the batter from the sides of the bowl and add it to the cake pan.
  • Shake the cake pan from the sides.
  • Place in the pre heated oven.
  • Bake the cake for 45 mins to 1 hour or until the a tooth pick inserted in the cake comes out clean.
  • Serve the date and walnut cake warm with some tea or coffee.
  • The remaining cake can be kept in an air-tight box and refrigerated.


  • Addition of coffee and cacao nibs are optional.

Nutrition Info (Approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Date and Walnut Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3291 Calories from Fat 1440
% Daily Value*
Fat 160g246%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Sodium 941mg41%
Potassium 2461mg70%
Carbohydrates 452g151%
Fiber 38g158%
Sugar 245g272%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 2mg133%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 16mg80%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin E 46mg307%
Vitamin K 15µg14%
Calcium 667mg67%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 279µg70%
Iron 13mg72%
Magnesium 432mg108%
Phosphorus 1278mg128%
Zinc 7mg47%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Hi Dassana,
    What is the oven temperature for baking? I didn’t use an electric beater. I used a wire whiskers but it didn’t come out well.When are you posting step by step pictures. I will try this again next week or I will wait until the detailed recipe with photos😊. Thank you for making everybody bake.


    1. Hi Archana, the temperature for baking is 200 degrees celsius – same as the preheat temperature. A wired whisk is also good enough to do the mixing. If the batter has got over mixed than the texture will become dense. I will try to add soon. Good you reminded me. I was thinking of updating the vanilla cake but I will work on this recipe as well. It will take some weeks or a month for me to update. Currently having more work than usual due to the lockdown. Thanks a lot for the kind words.

  2. I tried the date and walnut cake. It really turned out to be great. Both my husband and my son appreciated it.
    Thank you for the recipe.

    1. Thanks for the feedback and glad to know that your family liked dates and walnut cake. Welcome.

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