Date Cake

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 1h 15m

Serves 8-10


  • For the Cake:
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup or golden syrup
  • 3/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • For the Icing:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 6 teaspoons butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Walnut halves to decorate



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Butter a 8-inch springform cake pan and line with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine all the cake ingredients and mix until combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing the sides of the pan.


Combine all the icing ingredients and mix until smooth. Spread over the top of the cooled cake. Decorate with the walnuts and serve.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.

RecID 1073

nutrition information per serving

391 calories; 20g total fat; 86mg cholesterol; 165mg sodium; 52g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 6g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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