Rich Walnut Date Cake

    Rich Walnut Date Cake

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    This a favourite fruit and nut cake around Christmas. It's also great just as a snack, or served to guests with afternoon coffee or tea.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 16 

    • 1kg dates, pitted and chopped
    • 1kg walnuts, coarsely chopped
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 1/4 cups (155g) plain flour
    • 4 egg yolks
    • 4 egg whites

    Directions
    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:2hours 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees C. Grease and flour a 25cm ring tin.
    2. In a large bowl combine dates, walnuts, sugar, baking powder and flour. Stir in egg yolks. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold the whites into the fruit/nut mixture until no streaks remain. Spoon into prepared tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 90 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

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