DATE CAKE

  • Prep: 15 min.

  • Total: 15 min.

  • Serves: 25

This buttery moist cake combines rich earthy walnuts and naturally sweet California Deglet Noor Dates in a melt-in-your-mouth experience. Whether paired with your favorite cup of morning coffee or that sweet something at midnight with milk, this delicious cake is perfect for any time of day.

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INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ cup Champion® Pitted Dates
  • ¾ cup salted butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine chopped dates, walnuts, flour, white sugar, brown sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add butter and date mixture to dry ingredients, thoroughly mix.
  3. Carefully separate out egg yolks and egg whites into individual bowls, making sure no egg yolk gets in the egg whites.
  4. Combine vanilla and egg yolks in a bowl and mix with a whisk.
  5. Add egg yolk mixture to the dry ingredients and mix to incorporate. Whip egg whites with a mixer set to high speed until soft peaks form (4 to 6 min).
  6. Fold whipped egg whites into batter.
  7. Grease an 8x8 metal baking pan. Cut an 8x8 piece of parchment paper for the bottom of the pan.
  8. Pour batter into greased and lined pan.
  9. Place filled pan in oven and bake for 50 minutes or until golden and toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Cool on a wire rack. Enjoy!