Date and walnut cake

  • Date and Walnut cake
  • Date and Walnut cake, Photo 2
Recipe type:
Number of serving:
6 servings
15 min
Cook time:
37 min
Ready in:
52 min
Very Easy


Wet Ingredients :
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup room temperature butter
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon Icecream essence (optional)
- 175 g sugar
- Assorted fresh fruits for decoration

Dry Ingredients :
- 150 g all -purpose flour (maida)
- 50 g rava (semolina)
- 2 teaspoons baking pwdr
- 2 teaspoons cocoa pwdr
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 8-10 dates chopped
- 1/4th cup mixed dry fruits n crystallised ginger pieces
- 1 teaspoon coffee pwdr
- Zest of 1 orange (outer orange layer grated)


Step 1

Seive all the dry ingredients thrice to prevent lumps . Add the chopped walnuts and dates to the dry ingredients and mix well.

Step 2

Whisk the butter ,slowly add sugar and whisk together the butter and sugar . Seperate the yolks from the eggs whites .

Step 3

In a mixing bowl first beat the egg whites on medium speed with a hand mixer and keep removing the froth from the top of the eggs .

Step 4

This should make it light and airy. Finish frothing the entire egg white mixture in this manner.

Step 5

Whisk the egg yolks to a smooth texture . Mix the frothed egg mixture together and add vanilla essence and orange zest to it.

Step 6

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and gently fold in to a smooth batter. Transfer the batter to a cake pan which has been lined with parchment paper.

Step 7

Preheat oven to 350C . Bake for 35-40 minutes on lower rack or till a knife run through the center of the cake comes clean.

Step 8

Decorate with assorted fruits likes kiwis,strawberries,blueberries,grapes and a chocolate truffle centerpiece. Serve warm with tea or coffee.

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