Best Date Walnut Cake that you will love!

The best date walnut cake is a simple date cake recipe it is moist, fluffy, and very easy to make. This is a recipe that my mother would often make.

Best Cake Walnut Cake that you will Love!

Walnuts and dates make a perfect combination that makes a great taste together, the spices included bring out even more flavor. To top it off this recipe uses less sugar due to the natural sweetness found in dates.

Worth noting dates include many health benefits. Dates are full of nutrients, high in iron, fiber, antioxidants and a super food.

Here are a few facts about dates and their importance within the Palestinian culture.

Dates are one of the most essential dried fruits that Palestinians and Arabs consume. Not only do we enjoy dates as a snack in winter and during holidays. They are also enjoyed throughout the year!‬‬

Ajweh, another name for dates that comes more like a paste, ajweh is mainly used for baking the most amazing date cookies, such as Holiday cookies, Easter Ka’ek and Ma’moul, Anise Date Cookies, and many other types of cookies.

Best Cake Walnut Cake that you will Love!

Dates are particularly special since they come from Jericho, Palestine. Jericho (Ariha in Arabic), is believed to be one of the oldest and still inhabited cities in history. 

Best Cake Walnut Cake that you will Love!

The town of Jericho is located on the West side of the Jordan Valley. Jericho is 258 meters (846 ft) below sea level, Jericho is about 6 miles from the Dead Sea and 18 miles from Jerusalem. Jericho is known for its abundant sunshine, low humidity, rich soil and natural spring water. These conditions make a perfect environment for growing Medjool date palm trees. 

How to make the best date walnut cake that you will love!

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Best Cake Walnut Cake that you will Love!

Best Date Walnut Cake that you will love!

  • Author: Wafa Shami
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Cake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

The best date walnut cake is a simple date cake recipe it is moist, fluffy, and very easy to make. This is a recipe that my mother would often make.


Ingredients

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  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup pitted and chopped dates (about 1012 pieces)
  • 1 cup boiled water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Extra dates for decorating (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add baking soda over chopped dates then pour in boiled water, give it a gentle stir, and let sit for up to 30 minutes.  
  2. Blend well all wet ingredients, start with eggs, then add vanilla, butter, sugar.
  3. Gradually add the dry ingredients over the wet mix, starting with flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. Integrate all the ingredients well.
  4. Add in the dates mixed with water (by then it turned into a pasty mix), mix well and integrate the walnuts.
  5. Pour the mix into a 9” size greased pan.
  6. Decorate the dates on the top of the cake (optional).
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees.

 


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