English Walnut Date Cake

"This has been a favorite of my husband's since I can long remember. His mother always manages to bake him one every year (she's 75) for Christmas......though she claims it's always his last."
English Walnut Date Cake English Walnut Date Cake
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  • Serves
    16
  • Prep
    30 m
  • Cook
    1 h 30 m
  • Ready In
    2 h
  • Difficulty
  • Nutritions

Method for English Walnut Date Cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
  • 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 pan.
  • 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.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 pounds 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
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