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Date and Walnut cake

I like cooking and date and walnut cake is one of my favourite recipes. I normally bake this cake at Christmas time.

Here is the recipe

Ingredients

225 gms  flour

225 gms sugar

170 gms butter

450 gms dates preferably black

110 gms small walnut pieces

4 eggs

one teaspoon cinnamon powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

200 ml hot water

Method

stone dates and mince them. soak them in hot water to which the baking soda is added, Keep overnight

Sieve flour and baking powder – keep for half an hour

Beat  sugar and butter well

Add gently well beaten eggs

Gently add flour spoon by spoon to the mixture – beat well

Add dates  spoon by spoon beating all the while

Add cinnamon powder and walnut pieces

Line a baking tin, pour the mixture

And bake at 190 degrees

It should not take more than 90 minutes

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