Date-n-walnut Loaf Cake

Date-n-walnut Loaf Cake

This a comforting, delicious loaf cake recipe... goes perfectly well with a nice warm cup of tea.

Nirmala Prem


  1. 1 cup dates (chopped)
  2. 3/4 cup water boiling
  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 2 tablespoons butter
  5. 3/4 cup sugar
  6. 1 number egg
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  10. 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
  11. walnuts whole to decorate


60 mins
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    Pre-heat the oven to 160 °C. Butter and flour an 8 x 4 inch loaf tin.

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    Place the chopped dates (approx. 170 grams) in a bowl. Add boiling water and baking soda. Stir, cover the bowl and let stand till room temperature.

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    Cream together the butter and sugar till pale and fluffy.

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    Add the egg and beat well.

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    Add the vanilla extract.

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    Stir in the flour and salt.

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    Add the date mixture and stir to incorporate.

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    Toss in the chopped nuts.

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    Spread the cake batter in the prepared tin and decorate the top with the whole walnuts.

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    Bake for 1 hour, till well risen and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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    Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes in the tin. Then invert onto a rack and cool.

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    Serve immediately. Can be stored for up to a week in air-tight containers.

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