English Walnut Cake

May 4, 2008   

English Walnut Cake

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes Ready In: 2 Hours Servings: 16


  • 1kg dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1kg English walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 egg whites


Preheat oven 150C. Grease and flour a 25cm tube pan.

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 pan.

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.