Medjool Date Walnut Cake

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Written by Abby

Recipe courtesy of our CEO's friend, Disha
Just when you thought cake couldn't get any better...adding Joolies will blow your freaking mind. Not only do they had an incredible flavor, but the perfect level of moistness that makes this cake melt in your mouth. A warm piece is perfect with a cup of coffee for breakfast, dessert, or really any time! Top with some butter or enjoy it naked😉
This recipe is fairly simple, egg-less, and the only prep work required is chopping up Joolies and setting the butter out to achieve room temp! You can make this cake gluten-free but keep in mind the texture may be slightly different. Take a peak at the star ingredients below! 
What all goes into this deliciously moist date cake? Here are the main ingredients you need: 
    1. Joolies Dates
      • It's super important that you chop these up and soak in milk first! Why soak them? Well while they are juicy beforehand, this step allows them to become extra-hydrated to create a deliciously moist cake. 
    2. Condensed Milk
    3. Butter
      • Set this out beforehand, so it can reach room temperature--you want it this temp so it can properly cream with the sugar to create a fluffy cake! 
    4. Walnuts 
      • If you don't have walnuts on hand, you can substitute with pecans or pumpkin seeds (for nut-free).
    5. All-purpose Flour
      • We need flour for our cake or else that would be one sad dessert😂 If you are gluten-free, you can substitute with a 1:1 gluten-free flour (note: the texture may vary if you substitute) 
If you make this sweet dessert, be sure to tag us on Instagram and Pinterest so we can see all your date-able recreations! And you can always comment below! 
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Medjool Date Walnut Cake


  • prep time: 25 minutes
  • cook time: 55 minutes
  • total time: 80 minutes
Servings: 12
  • 1 cup finely chopped  Joolies dates
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 tin condensed milk  
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup of butter (room temp)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8x8 baking pan or loaf pan.

  2. Finely chop up Joolies dates and soak in milk beforehand. 

  3. Cream butter and sugar together. Add condensed milk, soaked dates, flour, baking soda and baking powder. Mix until just combined, then add in walnuts. 

  4. Pour into greased pan and pop in the oven for 40 minutes at 350. Reduce heat to 300 and bake for an additional 15 minutes. 

Refrigerate in an air tight container for up to a week.

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