Wholemeal Date And Walnut Cake

Wholemeal Date and Walnut Cake

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25 Ratings

55-60 minutes 1 cake Dairy Vegetarian

About this recipe:

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A classic comfort cake that keeps well and is best enjoyed during the winter months.

Equipment:

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20cm/8″ round deep, loose bottom cake tin, saucepan and mixing bowl

Ingredients:

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200g stoned dates
150ml water
Ā½ tsp Doves Farm Bicarbonate of Soda
3 eggs
100g brown sugar
100g sunflower oil
200g Doves Farm Organic Self Raising Wholemeal Flour
50g chopped walnuts
oil, for tin

Method:

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180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4

  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Rub some oil around the inside of a 20cm/8” round deep, loose bottom cake tin or insert a baking liner.
  3. Put the dates and water into a saucepan and bring slowly to the boil.
  4. Remove from the heat, stir in the bicarbonate of soda and leave to cool.
  5. Break the eggs into a mixing bowl, add the sugar and beat together until light and airy.
  6. Mix in the oil followed by the self-raising flour.
  7. Break the walnuts into small pieces, reserve a tablespoon for later and add the rest to the mixing bowl.
  8. Add the prepared dates and mix everything together.
  9. Tip the mixture into your prepared cake tin and smooth the top.
  10. Sprinkle the reserved chopped walnuts over the top.
  11. Bake for 55-60 minutes.
  12. Allow to cool in the tin for 20 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.

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