Eggless Milkless Date Nut Cake

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Roosie

This recipe is easy-peasy to make vegan by subbing margarine or oil for the butter and leaving off the whipped cream. "This recipe is quite old, and is traditionally a Christmas dessert. I have taken it to several LLL meetings and always get requests for the recipe." - Janice Trevail of Catskill, NY. This recipe was published in the La Leche League International cookbook, Whole Foods for the Whole Family.

Top Review by wannabe_chef

This turned out great and disappeared quickly! Very moist even with the ww flour and less oil. I added some cinnamon and nutmeg and subbed apricots and figs for the dates since I didn't have any on hand. I will be making this again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease and flour a 8" or 9" square pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine dates, walnuts and other dry ingredients.
  3. In a small bowl, mix water, butter and vanilla.
  4. Add water mixture to date mixture and mix until just moistened.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan and cake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Serve warm or cold; plain or topped with whipped cream.

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