Vegan Date & Walnut Cake

1 cup of chopped pitted dates 

1 cup of chopped walnuts 

( I bought whitworths already chopped and mixed together )

1/2 cup oil ( I used coconut oil )

2 cups of water

I/2 cup of sugar 

1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon 

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt 

2 cups of spelt flour 


*Sieve together flour and baking powder and soda 

Sieve a second time 

*place all other ingredients in a pan stir well and simmer for 30 mins till it becomes gel like 

*leave to cool for 2 hours ( very important ) 

*pour cooled wet gel into flour mixture and combine 

*Place in greased loaf tin or 9 mini loaf cases 

*cook in preheated oven at 360 / 180 gas mark 4 for about 50 mins or until an inserted skewer comes out clean .

This cake is deliciously moist and keeps for over a week in an airtight container