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A Date Cake?

A cake for a date? Or a date for a cake?
It doesn’t matter if a great recipe for anyone that likes a date (one or the other way).

© Mrs Twinkle

The Ingredients
400 g dates
230 g ground almonds
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
3 tbsp water
1 zest of a lemon
2 tsp cinnamon
1 vanilla pod
400 g apple sauce
5 tbsp sunflower oil

Preheat the oven at 175°C. Add the flaxseeds to the water and leave to soak. Chop up the dates (it takes quite a while and when your finished the flaxseeds will be ready). Mix the dates, almonds, flaxseeds, lemon, cinnamon, apple sauce and sunflower oil together. Spoon the dough in to the baking tray and bake for 90 minutes. Leave to cool down completely before taking out off the baking tray.

While I was waiting for it to cool down I had a date with my painting…

…time for a coffee break…



      • I’ve also read that Chia works pretty much in the same way, but they are way more expensive than flax. Though flax seeds seem to be able to make your stomach growl alarmingly! They’re very good for us though, apparently – lots of Omega 3.

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  1. Sometimes (well, quite often actually) I wish we were neighbours (or at least lived a little closer) so that I could pop round for coffee and some of that scrummy looking cake! The painting and photos look wonderful too. 🙂

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  2. Your paintings are beautiful. Love your phrases on the hearts. Wish you were in the states and sold them. They would make beautiful Christmas tree ornaments. Thanks for sharing your talents:)

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    • 🙂 …That’s how it started. I ran out of painting jobs (the whole interior of our house) and so I’ve scaled down to smaller things and am really enjoying it. Maybe you should give it a go, especially because you’ve got the painting bug 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  3. What an amazing group of photos– The homey pretty cake (love the ingredient list– different than anything I’ve ever made)– and then your painting. Truly lovely. I’d love to hang some of those stars on our Christmas tree… Beautiful post Tammy.

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  4. This looks great. We are planning to vegan for January, so I’ve been reading about flaxseed ‘eggs’. This recipe will be a great one to try it out – we’ll see if hubby spots it!

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  5. islandsundays says

    My kind of recipe, thank you! Can’t wait to try it.
    And I agree with the other comments – I think your painting is exquisite.

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  6. Wow, looks amazing – and many of my favourite ingredients – will definitely have to try this!
    Oh, and stunning blog and photos!!

    P.S. Thanks so much for all the “likes” on my recipe blog 🙂

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  7. eathealthyonanybudget says

    I’ve been looking everywhere for a cake recipe that does have added sugar and finally here I have found one that looks amazing. Thank you! Your blog looks beautiful too 🙂

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  8. Tammy what a delicious looking healthy vegan cake! 🙂 I might have to make this and link back to you – it fits in well with the recipes on my blog! Your photos are so well thought out and cleverly arranged and your attention to detail in your painting is amazing! Keep up the great work!

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