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Amazing Sugarless Date and Walnut Cake
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Amazing Sugarless Date and Walnut Cake

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 45 mins

Mmmmm. Dates and walnuts. What more could you ask for? This recipe has become a go-to for me. I don't remember where I got this recipe from initially, but these days, I make it a lot. It never fails and is delicious. It can be served hot with custard or cream (vegan of course!) or cold as an afternoon treat with a cup of tea. It has no sugar in it but is lovely and sweet and almost healthy! Trust me and try it!

Ingredients:

  • 225g dates
  • 55g walnuts (or pecans)
  • 85g vegan margarine
  • 285ml water
  • 115g raisins
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • 225g wholemeal flour (or you can use plain white)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Directions:

1. Chop dates and nuts

2. Put the dates, margarine, water and raisins in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil and then let boil a couple of minutes

3. Remove from the cooker, stir in the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly

4. Turn the mixture into a greased loaf tin

5. Bake at 375/190/gas 5 for about 45 minutes

6. Enjoy

 

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  1. Veganara
    Veganara
    Voted. It sounds delicious, and I impressed that it has no sugar! I presume the sweetness comes from the fruit then, particularly the dates? I am going to try it soon. You might be interested in my latest recipe, Winter Warmer Beanchilash, and if you like it, please vote! :-)
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    1. fran
      fran
      Thank you x
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  2. SnakeWitch
    Sounds like a no-fail recipe. Voted! My new post is Why Are Monocultures Bad? Read to know the answer!
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    1. Veganara
      Veganara
      LOL, you mean even you could make it without fouling it up Annie?! But you say your Mum is a marvellous baker. So is mine, and I am not as good as her either. I am an okay cook generally, but I could never be a masterchef!
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      1. SnakeWitch
        I think I could do this one without fail! It just seems so easy... Maybe I'm speaking too fast!!!
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        1. Veganara
          Veganara
          Try it and see. Even if it turns out a complete disaster, you can still blog about it! (A "what not to do" guide!)
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          1. SnakeWitch
            It actually turned out fine, so no 'bad way' posts coming around soon! Yay! I may just learn how to do this the right way!
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            1. fran
              fran
              I am glad it worked !!!
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              1. Veganara
                Veganara
                Well, there's a recommendation for you, if EVEN SnakeWitch can do it, and it works, LOL! I am definitely going to try it now then.
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    2. fran
      fran
      Thank you x
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  3. Anita Vegana
    I voted. This is a nice recipe. Please come vote for my article, too: Why Are Illegal Drugs so Harmful For the Environment?
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    1. fran
      fran
      Thank you
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      1. Veganara
        Veganara
        Just to let you know Fran, I baked this cake yesterday, and you are right, it is AWESOME! Very easy to make too. So thanks a lot for this recipe, I can see I will probably be baking it a lot, like you do! I am impressed it tastes so good with no added sugar, and no dairy, no eggs, and wholemeal flour - a "healthy" cake, if ever there was one! Looking forward to your next recipe. :-)
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