Flourless Walnut-Date Cake

Flourless, Citrus, Chocolate and Nut Cake
Flourless, Citrus, Chocolate and Nut Cake
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3 cups Walnuts halves
¾ tsp Cinnamon ground
½ cup Sugar divided
4 Large eggs separated
2 tsp Orange zest finely grated
1 tsp Vanilla extract optional
1 pinch Kosher Salt
¾ cup Dates chopped, pitted
Cooking spray for greasing
For the Glaze
2 ounces Bittersweet chocolate chopped
4 tbsp Margarine unsalted, cut into small pieces
1 tsp Honey
2 tbsp Walnuts chopped and toasted, for topping

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  • For the Glaze

Flourless Walnut-Date Cake


This Flourless Walnut-Date Cake for Passover has all the tastiness of a yummy cake without the flour or gluten. According to Jewish traditions, Jewish people are prohibited from eating certain foods during the 8 days of Passover and flour is one of them. The idea is to commemorate the exodus of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. Below is one of our delicious passover cakes and it’s great for people who are gluten free, too!

To make Flourless Walnut-Date Cake for Passover, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Flourless Walnut-Date Cake


Steps to make Flourless Walnut-Date Cake


Preheat oven and prepare baking sheet

Preheat the oven to 350 °F and generously grease a 9-inch round cake tin with cooking spray then line with baking parchment paper.


Combine walnuts, cinnamon and sugar


In a food processor pulse 3 cups of walnut halves, ¾ teaspoon of cinnamon and ¼ cup of sugar until finely ground but not too powdery.


Combine egg yolks


In a small mixing bowl, whisk 4 egg yolks with 2 teaspoons of orange zest and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, if you wish to use, and combine.


Combine egg whites


In a separate, large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat 4 egg whites and a pinch of salt, on medium-high speed, until foamy.


Add sugar


While continuously beating, add ¼ cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, for about 8 minutes, until soft peaks form.


Add yolks, dates, and nut mixture


Fold in the whisked egg yolk mixture with ¾ cup of chopped dates, then add the nut mixture until evenly combined.




Transfer to the prepared cake tin and bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes until golden and a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin before inverting onto a plate.


Prepare glaze


In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 2 ounces of chopped bittersweet chocolate, 4 tablespoons of margarine and 1 teaspoon of honey in the microwave for about 2 minutes then whisk until smooth and combined.


Top cake


Pour the glaze over a cooled cake and top with chopped, toasted walnuts.



Slice and serve.

You don’t need to celebrate Passover to enjoy this Flourless Walnut-Date Cake for Passover. Let us know what you love most about this cake recipe and share your creations with us online using the hashtag #cookmerecipes!

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Total Reviews: 15
Angelique Lien

Easiest no-flour walnut cake I've ever made, going to be baking a lot more from here.

Tinley Grandson

Could not be happier with this walnut cake, 5 stars from me and would rate higher if I could!

Marlie Vandeloo

Heaven made in to a cake, best walnut cake out there, me and my husband loved it.

Mckayla Reed

My kids love this cake more than any plain ole vanilla or icecream cake out there! Made this for my suns birthday.

Laylah Etuk

Instead of nuts on the top I added some whipped cream and carmal syrup for the topping, I have a huge sweet tooth so this did the trick!

Shay Nein

Instantly book marked this page the second I saw that it's plausable to make a cake without flour!! This is totally news to me.

Lilyana Klitzing

Would recommend this and the crumble cakes on this site, they are all very incredible and simple to make.

Isabela Milsom

Normally not a fan of walnuts but this was great, I just added some blueberries to the top of mine instead.

Kiera Horikawa

Brought some left-overs to work and everyone stole a bite! Very delightful little walnut cake.

Selina Kollath

Very pleased with how this turned out, it was super delicious.

Renee Maddrey

One bite and it melted in my mouth! Perfection on a silver plate :)

Aiyana Yurasek

Everyone in my family loved this delicious dessert, going to be making this again next week.

Kaycee Visco

Did not know it was possible to make a flourless cake! Really cool, going to be sharing this.

Samiya Alires

Took a bit to make and it was slightly dry and crumbly, still edible though,I'll be sticking with the cheesecake mountain top


Amazing! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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