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Spiced Date and Walnut Cake


This is a classic flavour combination, and with this recipe you easily create a low-fat, high-fibre cake.


300g wholemeal self-raising flour

10ml mixed spice

150g chopped dates

50g chopped walnuts

60ml sunflower oil

115g dark muscovado sugar (alternatively brown sugar)

300ml skimmed milk

Walnut halves to decorate


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C

2. Grease and line a loaf tin, or cake tin with greaseproof paper

3. Sift together the flour and spice.

4. Stir in the dates and walnuts

5. Mix the oil, sugar and milk, then stir evenly into the dry ingredients

6. Spoon into your loaf/cake tin and arrange the walnut halves on top

7. Bake the cake in the oven for 45-50 minutes, or until golden brown and firm

8. Turn out the cake, remove the lining paper and leave to cool on a wire rack.

Makes 1 cake

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