Rich Walnut Date Cake

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    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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    83

    I experimented with this cake having had one of a similar name at a wedding. This was different, but wow, was it great! I took it to work and everyone wanted the recipe. I enjoy it without icing, but added, for work, an icing made of 1 and 1/4 c. icing sugar, sifted, 2 tbsp. softened butter, and maple syrup until it was the consistency to drizzle over the cake. I found by purchasing chopped dates separated by a little flour, that the prep time was considerably shortened. I also found that I could make some extra cupcakes as the recipe was quite large.  -  30 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    63

    I am new to baking and this was just the third cake I tried, ever. It came out really well. I took it to a friend's place for dinner and the cake got over in no time. I scaled the recipe for 8 servings instead of 16 and reduced the amount of dates and walnuts by half since the ingredients are expensive and I am not very experienced. The cake still came out really well. The one thing I realized half way through was that there were very little wet ingredeients and after I added the yolk, the batter was still not wet and homogenous. I almost gave up at that point. If you are new to baking, don't worry about this, the cake turns out yummy despite this. Another hurdle was the dates; they were really soft and were sticking to each other. I dusted each piece with flour before mixing them with the other dry ingredients and the remaining flour. This can be time consuming, but worth the effort.  -  26 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    34

    This is more of a confection than a cake - and it is wonderful. Unbelievably delicious, and extremely beautiful.  -  10 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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