Dates & Walnuts Cake with Caramel Cardamom Sauce (includes Camel Milk)

As a resident of the UAE, I fell in love with its different cities and the various flavors the country has to offer. I made this cake using ingredients that reminded me of the UAE; mainly dates, cardamom and camel milk. I love experimenting in the Kitchen and this is what I came up with lately. Let me know what you think 🙂


– Cake-

  • ​250 g Dates
  • 1 teaspoon Bicarbonate Soda
  • 1 1/2 cup of boiling Water
  • 125 g Butter softened
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 cup diced Walnuts
  • 1 pinch of Salt
  • 1 g Baking Powder


  • ​1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 60 g Butter
  • 300 ml Cooking Cream
  • 100 ml Camel Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Corn Flour (diluted in 2 tablespoons cold water)
  • 2 Cardamom Pods


  • ​10- 15 Walnuts
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • Water


  1. ​Preheat the Oven at 180 C
  2. Grease & Flour a  Ring Pan
  3. Remove pits from Dates if any and place in a bowl. Pour over boiling Water and Bicarbonate Soda. Let it stand for 15 minutes. ( This will allow the dates to turn tender)
  4. Meanwhile, beat the Flour, Sugar, both Extracts (Vanilla & Almond) & Butter. Add the eggs one at a time.
  5. Toss the chopped Walnuts with Flour so they can disburse evenly in the cake.
  6. Add the Walnuts and the drained Dates to the mix and blend with a spatula.
  7. Pour into pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. (until golden).Let the cake sit for at least 10 minutes when done.
  8. For the sauce, pour the Brown Sugar, the Water and Maple Syrup to a sauce pan under medium heat. Wait until the Sugar is caramelized or to the color to turn darker. (it needs to boil a bit)
  9. Add the Butter, Camel Milk, Vanilla Extract, Cooking Cream, diluted Corn Flour and Cardamom Pods. Whisk the sauce until it boils. Let it simmer for 5 minutes on medium heat.
  10. Cool the sauce completely when done. Pour it over the cake or set aside for personal serving. (remove Cardamom Pods using a spoon)
  11. For decoration, heat the sugar and a bit of water (a drop or 2) till it caramelizes. Dip the Walnuts in the Caramel using toothpicks and let it sit till it thickens up. Decorate accordingly.

Bon Apetit!

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply