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How to Make an Eggless Date and Walnut Cake

Vijay Pemmaraju
Sept. 3, 2013

You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs, but you can make this cake!

There are some folks in my family (my dad being one of them) who don't eat eggs. For this reason, my mom looked around for a tasty, eggless treat. Lo and behold, the Internet provided us with this wondrous recipe. I'm an immense fan of anything nutty, so I jumped on this right away. To this day, it remains one of my favorite types of cake. Also - walnuts make you smart!

Bake Time: 40 minutes


  • 5 oz. Dates
  • ½ Cup Water
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 14 Oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 Stick Unsalted Butter
  • 1 ½ Tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 ¼ Cups All-Purpose Flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F and grease a baking pan.
  2. Soak the dates in the ½ cup of water until softened. The process will take about 30 minutes.
  3. Sift the flour along with the baking powder and soda.
  4. Remove any lumps.
  5. Blend the dates in a food processor to make a paste. Add water as needed.
  6. Melt the butter and add it to the dry ingredients.
  7. Mix in the date paste and sweetened condensed milk.
  8. Fold in the walnuts.
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  10. Bake the bread for 40 minutes. Test that it's done by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean, it's done baking.
  11. Let the cake cool for five minutes before removing it from the pan.
  12. Run a knife along the edges of the pan to loosen the cake then flip it over on a cooling rack.
  13. The cake may be eaten hot or cold.

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