dates walnut coffee cake recipe
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date and walnut cake

an easy and light date walnut cake. vegan and eggless recipe.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: desserts
Cuisine: world
Servings: 1 medium size round cake
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour (atta)
  • ½ cup all purpose flour (maida)
  • ½ cup cold pressed organic sunflower oil or any good vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup regular sugar or organic unrefined cane sugar or organic demerara sugar - adjust as per your taste preferences
  • 1 cup regular milk or soy milk or almond milk
  • 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 vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt


making date and walnut 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 15-20 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 date and walnut 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.


Serving: 4g