This Arabian Date and Nut Cake is a cake that full of flavour and crunch but is not too sweet.

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Ingredients (makes 1 25 cm cake)

  • 3/4 cup Strong hot coffee
  • 1 cup Pitted dates ( chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts ( chopped )
  • 125 Grams Butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon bi carb of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

  1. Pre heat oven to 180 deg.. Lightly grease a 25 x 15 loaf tin and line with paper
  2. Pour hot coffee over chopped dates and walnuts and allow to cool
  3. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and beat well
  4. Sift in dry ingredients . Lastly mix in date and nut mixture and vanilla.
  5. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45- 50 minutes. Serve dusted with icing sugar

Notes... This Arabian Date and Nut Cake keeps quite well. I also found as it got a little drier near the end a little scraping of butter went well on it. Beautiful toasted too!

  • It looks so dark and decadent in the picture. I know I’m going to love eating this!

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  • This sounds interesting. I feel like i would like it.

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  • A delicious cake to enjoy & share together, thanks.

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  • I’ll have to pass this recipe on to our cook at work. Everyone would love this for morning tea.

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  • The cake looks perfectly dark and rich would love to give this a try!!

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  • Ooh, this cake looks and sounds great. I love a date loaf, but the addition of the coffee and crunch in this recipe really appeals to me.

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  • Sounds delicious

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  • YES please looks and sounds delightful …thanks so much for sharing.

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  • Can’t wait to try this. Thanks for the recipe.

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  • the only fruit i can have in anything is dates!

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  • This sounds delicious! There’s something about fruits and nuts- they go together so well! Thanks for sharing

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  • Can see myself having an afternoon tea with this cake or taking this on a picnic .

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  • A beautiful cake l would love to make,thanks so much!

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  • I’m sure that my husband, who loves his coffee, would be so happy to try it.


    • Date and nut loaf is always perfect with coffee.

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  • Have saved the recipe to make when I return from our family holiday, thanks for sharing.

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