English Walnut Date Cake

English Walnut Date Cake

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"This has been a favorite of my husband's since I can long remember. His mother always manages to bake him one every year (she's 75) for Christmas......though she claims it's always his last."
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Ingredients

2 h servings 633 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 633 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 38.4 g
  • 59%
  • Carbs:
  • 70.7g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 12.6 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 81 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine dates, walnuts, sugar, baking powder and flour. Stir in egg yolks. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold the whites into the fruit/nut mixture until no streaks remain. Spoon into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 90 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

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Most helpful positive review

I experimented with this cake having had one of a similar name at a wedding. This was different, but wow, was it great! I took it to work and everyone wanted the recipe. I enjoy it without ic...

Most helpful critical review

i'm not sure why it turned out like it did, but it wasn't even a "cake" anymore. more like a combination of walnut and dates clumped together. still quite yummy, but i would recommend a bit more...

I experimented with this cake having had one of a similar name at a wedding. This was different, but wow, was it great! I took it to work and everyone wanted the recipe. I enjoy it without ic...

I am new to baking and this was just the third cake I tried, ever. It came out really well. I took it to a friend's place for dinner and the cake got over in no time. I scaled the recipe for 8 ...

This is more of a confection than a cake - and it is wonderful. Unbelievably delicious, and extremely beautiful.

Absolutely delicious! This has become a Chritmas time favourite in our family. I use light muscovado sugar instead of white sugar for a more wholesome flavour. I also often halve the recipe and ...

This cake is absolutely amazing! I had my doubts while mixing the ingredients because after adding the yolks it stayed quite dry. Next up were the egg whites and THEN it all made sense. It began...

i'm not sure why it turned out like it did, but it wasn't even a "cake" anymore. more like a combination of walnut and dates clumped together. still quite yummy, but i would recommend a bit more...

I made this for Christmas and everyone raved about it! I also made a granadilla flavoured icing that i drizzled over it and the tanginess really complemented the cake flavour. Will definately be...

I made this for Christmas this year and got good reports on it from friends. It is an easy cake to make. I had to pit and chopped the dates by hand - this took a while but otherwise it is not ti...

This is a recipe I have been searching for to make for my hyusband. His mother made it at Christmas. Her recipe added marishino cherries so i ADDED A 16 oz jar to the recipe with the other ing...