Date & Walnut Cake

Date & Walnut Cake

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Like many Greek and Middle Eastern sweets, this date-walnut cake is infused with a honey syrup. Semolina flour makes it moist and dense.

Ingredients 15 servings

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  • Cake
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1½ cups semolina flour
  • ¾ cup chopped dates
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Honey Syrup
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup orange juice, juice
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


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  1. To make cake: Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat an 8-by-12-inch or 7-by-11-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Stir together sugar and yogurt in a mixing bowl. Add semolina, dates, walnuts, orange zest and baking soda; stir until well combined. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Bake until the top is golden and the cake is set in the center, 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. To make honey syrup and finish cake: While the cake is baking, combine sugar, orange juice, honey, lemon juice and cinnamon in a saucepan; bring to a simmer and cook over low heat for 4 minutes. When the cake comes out of the oven, cut it into 15 pieces. Spoon the hot syrup evenly over the top, getting some around the edges and into the cuts. Let the cake cool in the pan on a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 195 calories; 3 g fat(0 g sat); 2 g fiber; 41 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 52 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 27 g sugars; 15 IU vitamin A; 4 mg vitamin C; 36 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 94 mg sodium; 145 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, ½ fruit, 1½ other carbohydrate, ½ fat

Reviews 1

March 12, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
dangerously delicious so easy. and you can snack on just about everything as you make it. very hard to stop eating. my mouth wants more than FOUR servings. Pros: easy Cons: high calorie for small serving
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