Date and Walnut Cake, Eggless Date and Walnut Cake


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Date and Walnut Cake

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The intense sweetness of dates and the rustic bitterness of walnuts complement each other beautifully in this Eggless Date and Walnut Cake.


An ideal accompaniment for a cup of hot Tea, Chocolate or Coffee , this cake has a well-balanced and homely flavour that everybody is sure to enjoy. While condensed milk enhances the richness of this cake, a dash of coffee powder adds to its flavour, bringing the overall experience to an incomparably high level!

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Date and Walnut Cake, Eggless Date and Walnut Cake recipe - How to make Date and Walnut Cake, Eggless Date and Walnut Cake

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  60 minutes   Baking Temperature:  180°C (360°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 cake (8 slice )
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  1. Combine the coffee powder and 1 tbsp of hot water in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Combine the dates and 1 cup of hot water in a bowl, cover it with a lid and keep aside to soak for 30 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Combine the butter and condensed milk in a deep bowl and beat it using an electric beater till smooth.
  4. Add the plain flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix well using a spatula.
  5. Add the dates, ½ cup walnuts, vanilla essence and coffee-water mixture and mix well using a spatula.
  6. Pour the batter into a greased bread loaf tin of 200 mm. (8”) and tap it lightly.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of walnuts evenly over it and bake it in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 55 minutes.
  8. Cool slightly, loosen the sides with the help of a knife and demould it.
  9. Cut the cake into 13 mm. ( ½“) slices.
  10. Serve or store in an air-tight container.

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Pointers while baking Date Walnut Cake

  1. Pointers while baking Date Walnut Cake  ( Eggless Date Walnut Cake).
    1. Keep all the ingredients ready before you start making the Date Walnut Cake.
    2. Grease and line it with parchment paper and keep the baking tin ready.
    3. Pre-heat the oven for at least 5-10 minutes.
    4. Always bake Date Walnut Cake in the middle rack
    5. Measure the ingredients exactly.
    6. Follow the method exactly as described.
    7. Once done, remove the Date Walnut Cake from the oven immediately and let it cool it for few seconds and demould it while it is hot and place it on a wire wrack.

Date Walnut cake to sink in the center

  1. What is the reason for my Date Walnut Cake to sink in the center?
    1. Low temperature.
    2. Excess amount of baking powder or baking soda used in Date and Walnut Cake
    3. If it is under baked.
    4. If the batter is out for too long before baking.
    5. Opening the door of the oven at a very early stage.

How to make Date Walnut Cake

  1. For making the date walnut cake (eggless date walnut cake), first pre-heat the oven to 180°C (360°F). Using a pastry brush, generously butter a bread loaf tin of 200 mm. (8”) or regular cake pan wich is lined with a baking paper and keep aside.
  2. In a deep bowl, take instant coffee powder.
  3. Add 1 tbsp of hot water. If you have a coffee press, then you can even make use of an espresso shot.
  4. Mix well and keep aside. You can make the cake with just walnuts and dates but, the coffee enhances the taste greatly.
  5. In another bowl, take the sliced dates. You can use any varieties of dates just ensure they are pitted.
  6. Add 1 cup of hot water.
  7. Cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for 30 minutes.
  8. After half an hour it will look like this. The dates will soften which will provide a moistness to the date and walnut cake.
  9. Drain the dates and keep aside.
  10. In another bowl, take the soft butter.
  11. Pour the condense milk. Since, this is an eggless cake recipe we are using condense milk that will help us achieve an ideal texture.
  12. Beat it using an electric beater till smooth and fluffy.
  13. Add the plain flour.
  14. Add the baking powder and baking soda. We are using both because we have added enough soda to neutralize the acid in the Date & Walnut Cake recipe.
  15. Mix well using a spatula.
  16. Add the soaked dates.
  17. Add ½ cup walnuts. They provide a nice bite to the walnut dates cake.
  18. Add the vanilla essence and coffee-water mixture. These both act as a flavor enhancer in the eggless date and walnut cake recipe.
  19. Mix well using a spatula.
  20. Pour the batter into the greased bread loaf tin and tap it lightly.
  21. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of walnuts evenly over date walnut cake (eggless date walnut cake). The walnuts on top which will turn crunchy on baking will provide a nice bit of crunch to each slice of the cake.
  22. Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 55 minutes or till the toothpick inserted comes out clean. As each oven is different therefore start checking the cake after 40 minutes to make sure it doesn't over bake.
  23. Cool slightly.
  24. Loosen the sides of the date walnut cake (eggless date walnut cake) with the help of a knife.
  25. Demould it. For demoulding, simply invert the cake tin on a clean chopping board or plate.
  26. Allow the date walnut cake (eggless date walnut cake) to cool completely and cut the cake into 13 mm. (½“) slices.
  27. Serve the date walnut cake (eggless date walnut cake) or store in an air-tight container.
  28. Eggless Orange and Tutti Frutti Loaf, Chocolate Carrot Loaf are other tea-time cakes.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per slice
Energy328 cal
Protein6.1 g
Carbohydrates34.7 g
Fiber2 g
Fat18.5 g
Cholesterol26.6 mg
Sodium278.3 mg

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Date and Walnut Cake, Eggless Date and Walnut Cake
5
 on 14 Mar 19 08:43 PM


Hi, can you please mention the quantity by weight so that it would be easy for beginners to start with minimal failure. Also, when you say one cup... how much does it measure by weight/size/quantity. This will be really helpful ??. Help with the quantity by weight.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi tej, Measuring spoons and cups are easily available in the market and come handy instead of a weighing scale. One cup is approx 250gms
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15 Mar 19 02:36 PM
Date and Walnut Cake, Eggless Date and Walnut Cake
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 on 05 Mar 19 07:57 PM


Hello Tarla Dalal Ji, i have been following and trying your recipes since years. Every dish i have tried has come out so well and loved by all. And now, this date and walnut cake.. So so amazing it came out to be.. Everyone in my family has become a fan of my date and walnut cake! Thank you sooo much for sharing all your wonderful recipes with us. Looking forward to do some more magic through your recipes. Thank you ☺☺
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Tarla Dalal    Dear Mayuri, Thank you so much for your kind words. Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes & share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
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06 Mar 19 09:06 AM
Date and Walnut Cake, Eggless Date and Walnut Cake
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 on 24 Jun 18 10:33 AM


can we use convection mode for this recipe ? will it give results
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Bharti, No, This is an oven recipe.
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25 Jun 18 03:37 PM
Date and Walnut Cake, Eggless Date and Walnut Cake
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 on 01 Mar 18 08:59 AM


Followed the exact recipie. Was too dry. Trying to post the comment with two stars. Does not accept it
Date and Walnut Cake, Eggless Date and Walnut Cake
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 on 01 Mar 18 08:24 AM


Hi I tried this recipie. Somehow it was very dry. Followed the recipie exactly as said. What would have gone wrong? Or it is supposed to be very dry?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, baking in the right tin and at the time temp and time is very important. Also once cake is ready cool it slightly only then demould it...
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01 Mar 18 08:55 AM
Date and Walnut Cake, Eggless Date and Walnut Cake
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 on 17 Jul 17 05:16 PM


Can i use whole wheat flour instead of maida? Or do you have any recipes for eggless whole wheat flour cakes?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, You can try and see.
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18 Jul 17 08:31 AM
Date and Walnut Cake, Eggless Date and Walnut Cake
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 on 08 Jun 17 07:34 PM


Hi, Plz let me know whether we cake bake this cake in cooker.. if yes how? If no what we can use to bake it other than oven?
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Tarla Dalal    You can try making it in the cooker.. Refer this recipe link for cooking method. https://www.tarladalal.com/Eggless-Vanilla-Sponge-Cake-(-Pressure-Cooker)-41264r . Do give us your feedback.
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09 Jun 17 04:30 PM
Date and Walnut Cake, Eggless Date and Walnut Cake
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 on 11 May 17 04:53 PM


Thanks a lot for the reply. I''ll definitely try this & let you''ll know.
Date and Walnut Cake, Eggless Date and Walnut Cake
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 on 11 May 17 10:54 AM


Is there any substitute for condensed milk? What would be the measurements for the same?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Anuradha, since this is eggless cake recipe, condensed milk gives it a good volume and makes the cake soft, since you requested you can substitute it with 1/2 cup milk powder 1 tbsp powdered sugar 2 tsp melted butter 3 to 4 tbsp of hot water, mix these ingredients well and make a pouring mixture and use it instead of condensed milk. We havent tried this substitute yet in our kitchen, do try and share your feedback with us. Happy Cooking!!!
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11 May 17 04:28 PM
Date and Walnut Cake, Eggless Date and Walnut Cake
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 on 20 Apr 17 11:15 PM


This cake is not at all sweet
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, There is a lot of condensed milk and dates for sweetness if you wish you can add more condensed milk and adjust the consistency accordingly.
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21 Apr 17 08:39 AM
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