Vegan Walnut Date Cake


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.



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.



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
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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 🙂

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