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Date and Walnut Cake

An addition to the Free From cake range

There’s little history around the date and walnut cake is best known in Britain and started off as a loaf, more reminiscent of bread. Over time it has developed into more of a cake, with a lighter texture, making it more enjoyable and appropriate for celebratory occasions. The sweetness of dates mixed with the earthy flavour of walnuts is actually quite a good combination, that’s why it’s a rather popular pairing. What dates you use will give you different complimentary flavours; if you are looking for a subtle sweetness then standard dates are a good choice, if you looking for a big sweet kick then Medjool dates are a good option as they have almost a treacle flavour and texture.

We have recently released our own Date and Walnut cake, and with it we wanted to fill in some dietary gaps. There are a lot of people who can’t enjoy a cake because they need to avoid certain foods such as gluten, or dairy. Finding a cake to suit multiple dietary requirements is even harder, there aren’t many places that produce or stock them. It can be frustrating for someone who has a hard time with things they used to enjoy as they are now unable to find a cake to suit their needs.

This date and walnut cake ticks plenty of dietary requirement boxes, it contains no refined sugar as well as being vegan and gluten-free! Pureed dates are mixed into the sponge with whole and nibbed walnuts added to the mix whilst baking. The whole sponge is then sprinkled with whole walnuts and drizzled with date syrup. Made with quality ingredients - this won't disappoint!

Everyone deserves to have a cake they can eat as a treat or on a special occasion, so, we wanted to create this cake to allow people to have the option. Supermarkets have upped their game in terms of free-from options, but there are still a lot of people that aren’t catered for.

At Sponge, we are constantly working on new recipes, and new options to suit dietary requirements, as we know how important it is for everyone to have something to help them celebrate. You can either enjoy them with a cup of tea in the comfort of your own home or add candles, balloons, drinks and more to turn them into a cake for a party.

Sponge offer next day delivery on our cakes all over the UK, when you order by 3pm. So, if you can’t be with a loved one on a special occasion, or want a delicious birthday cake delivered to your door, or have a cake emergency, we will ensure that your cakes are delivered safely and securely straight to your front door. Our Sponge cake delivery service is second to none with our robust designed packaging that keeps your order safe in transit.

Placing your order couldn’t be more straightforward, just place your cake order online on our website and get cakes posted to the door. You can select the delivery date from our handy calendar, whether you need your order for next day delivery, or want to place your order in advance, the choice is yours! Our calendar allows you to place your order as far in advance as you would like, and you can pick a delivery date that is convenient for you. Just sit back and wait for your delicious desserts to be delivered.

If you’re ordering a cake for a special occasion, we recommend selecting the delivery date for a day or two before you require your order to make sure it is there in plenty of time. This is in case there are problems with the delivery (breakdowns, exceptional circumstances, or events). Our cakes have either a 7 or 10 day life from the date of dispatch, depending on the flavour, so even if they arrive a day or two early, they will still be fresh and delicious on your special occasion.