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Medjool Date Walnut Cake

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Written by Abby

Recipe courtesy of our CEO's friend, Disha
If you're looking for your next party crowd pleaser, this date walnut cake will not disappoint. With the sweetness of the condenses milk and dates, the crunchy walnuts, and all the yummy butter, this bread will be a hit among friends and fam alike!
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 date 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! 

Ingredients you'll 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
      • This adds a moisture, flavor, and sweetness into the cake! Don't have any on hand? No worries you can make your own with this recipe found here!
    3. Butter
      • Set this out beforehand, so it can reach room temperature—you want it nice and soft so it can properly cream with the sugar to create this fluffy cake! We don't recommend using other substitute butters as it does not produce the same result, however, we always encourage you to try and adapt the recipe to your needs 💕
    4. Walnuts 
      • If you don't have walnuts on hand, you can substitute with pecans or pumpkin seeds (for nut-free), but walnuts really are what make it a walnut cake 😂We recommend using raw walnuts to avoid any added oils or salt! It also supports a healthy gut, Omega-3 levels, and help control blood sugar levels thanks to its slow-digesting properties.
    5. All-purpose Flour
      • We need flour for our cake or else that would be one flat dessert! If you are gluten-free, you can substitute with a 1:1 gluten-free flour (note: the texture may vary if you substitute). Our friend's over at Bob's Red Mill have a great flour that can be used for almost all bakes, and that can be found here!
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.