Date and Walnut Loaf

This one is a classic. And an easy classic at that.

The cake itself is mildly sweet and light, with the dates adding a caramel-ly sweetness in each bite and the crunchy walnuts making it pop even more.

The loaf is a simple, normal cake batter, with the dates and walnuts folded in. Super easy to make!

The crumb is light and soft , making this perfect for a snack or light dessert. The cake travels really well too, so it’s a great idea to take this along on a road trip or a picnic as well 🙂

What are you waiting for? Get Baking 🙂

Date and Walnut Loaf

  • Servings: 10-12 slices
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 100g butter – room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (60g) brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g walnuts – roughly chopped
  • 200g deseeded dates – roughly chopped
  • 1.75 cup (210g) all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1/4 cup milk – room temperature


  1. Pre heat oven to 175C. Line a 9*5 inch pan
  2. Sift the flour, salt, baking powder , cinnamon, nutmeg, cornstarch in a small bowl
  3. In a larger bowl, whisk the butter and sugar for 2-3 mins till light and fluffy
  4. Add eggs one by one, mixing well after each addition. Mix in vanilla extract and honey
  5. Add the flour mix and milk alternately, gently mixing, till just combined, after each addition. Start and end with flour mixture (three installments)
  6. Fold in the dates and walnuts
  7. Transfer to the pan and smoothen the batter
  8. Bake at 175C for 50 mins till a tester comes out clean and the cake gently springs back to touch
  9. Let it cool to room temperature and then slice

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