At the end of the holy month of Ramadan, my cupboard was overflowing with dates. So I decided to go looking for my mother's walnut and date cake recipe. The result was absolutely delightful. This cake is a glorious combination of rich textures and flavors. I baked another tray and sent it to the doorman's wife; she served it that night to a few of her relatives who came for a visit. The next morning, she came running to me asking for the recipe. Here's how I made it.
In a bowl, whisk together your eggs and vanilla extract. Add the melted butter and mix until properly combined.
In another bowl, mix your flour, sugar, and baking powder. Add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients and keep whisking until all the ingredients are combined. You might notice your batter is a bit thicker than usual and that's perfectly normal.
Add in your walnuts and dates and give the batter another stir to make sure they are evenly distributed.
Pour your batter into a greased baking tin and bake for about 45 min or until your cake turns golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out dry.
Remove your cake from the oven and leave it aside to cool down. Cut into rectangular pieces (or any desired shape) and serve.