Date and Walnut Cake



An old fashioned cake, which is an all time family favourite of mine. It is extremely simple to make, and goes perfectly with a cup of tea.

Date and Walnut Cake

  •  Unsalted butter – 150 g
  • Castor sugar – 150 g
  • Eggs – 3
  • Plain flour – 150 g
  • Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  • Dates – 100 g
  • Walnut – 100 g


  • Sieve plain flour with baking powder.
  • Cut dates and walnuts into small pieces.
  • Whisk soft butter and sugar in a bowl until the mixture is pale and creamy.
  • Add eggs one by one and whisk until the batter is light and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla extract and whisk until combined.
  • Add half of the sifted flour, fold in with a spatula until well combined.
  • Add dates, walnuts and the rest of the flour, fold gently until the mixture is uniform.
  • Pour the cake batter into a buttered mould and bake in a pre-heated oven (180°C) for 30–35 minutes, or until the cake is cooked through.
  • Cool the cake on a wire rack and remove the cake from the tin when it is slightly warm.
  • Dust with powdered sugar and serve


Dates and Walnut Cake