Vegan Date Walnut Cake Recipe
  • 18 Pitted Dates (I had the big block of dates, so I just estimated as they were all stuck together)
  • ¾ Cup Almond Milk/non-dairy milk
  • ¼ Cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • ¼ Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • Optional: A few chopped walnuts to sprinkle on top of cake before baking.
  1. Preheat oven 350F
  2. Add milk and dates to a small pot and place on the stove on medium heat. Heat for a few minutes until the dates get soft. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Place milk and dates (most of the milk probably soaked into the dates, don't worry about there not being along of liquid left) into a food processor (I used a Magic Bullet), add the maple syrup and grind/blend until a smooth paste is formed. Add in the apple sauce and blend some more.
  4. Place date-mixture into a bowl and add in the flour and baking soda, a few table spoons at a time. Alternate mixing and incorporating more flour into the bowl.
  5. When everything is mixed, add batter into a square pan or round cake dish (I added a very thin layer of coconut oil to the bottom of the pan so that it would be easier to remove once cooked) and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool before removing onto a cooling rack.
Recipe by Calm Mind Busy Body at