walnutcake

Vegan Walnut Date Cake

untitled-29

Just got back from the sweetest date! It involved three hours of baking up sweet surprises. The best thing was the date was free! Ok, so maybe I was in my kitchen dancing and baking with dates, but that counts as a date too!

I love baking with dates, and usually get the cheapest ones out there, and even that is a treat. For this recipe thanks to Natural Delights I used the plump fresher ones. They were so delicious and I don’t know if I will be able to go back to the vacuumed dried variety.

untitled-7

untitled-9

This cake is pretty filling with the sugars from dates, and the added sugar but the crunch of the walnuts is perfect. It is a simple cake with no added flavours but I am thinking the next time I whip up this recipe I will add a bit of cinnamon. I also contemplated adding some carob chips but am glad that I didn’t. It might have been too sweet if that is a thing with that addition.

untitled-10

untitled-24

With the chilly nights that are on there way, this cake will definitely be enjoyed with a warm glass of tea and a good book. It is best to have a cuddle buddy nearby too if available.

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon! oxoxox
Much Love,
Anna

untitled-28

untitled-30

datewalnutcake_recipe

Share with your friends!Share on YummlyTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on FacebookEmail this to someone

7 Responses to Vegan Walnut Date Cake

  1. Charisma says:

    Oh this looks delicious! Soo moist!

  2. Poppy says:

    How many walnuts do you use? I can’t see them in the recipe list! 😀

  3. Dana Sibilsky says:

    I’ve been trying to go vegan. Do you have any tips or resources I can start reading?

    • Cupcakes Always Win says:

      Hi Dana,

      For recipe inspiration I always check out Oh She Glows, a food blogger in Ontario! She has some great ideas. In terms of books, I’m a vegetarian so I love reading about nutrients found in vegetable sources and how to cook or prepare meals so my body is able to best absorb these sources. I think a local vegetarian society in your neighbourhood will host events and meetings to talk more about being a vegan or vegetarian, you can start by looking at this one in Toronto: http://veg.ca/

      Green Kitchen Stories is also a really great blog filled with delicious vegetarian recipes!

      I think my biggest piece of advice is to listen to your body and what it needs. Get a book on vegetables and fruits, and the nutrients in which they provide. I currently have been using The Vegetarian Cook’s Bible, but there are so many other ones out there!

      Hope this helps, and good luck on your food adventure 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *