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This Coffee Walnut Date Cake is a super simple short-cut bundt cake recipe, featuring coffee-soaked dates, crunchy walnuts, butterscotch flavor, and strongly-brewed coffee! With a sweet coffee glaze to top it off, this Coffee Walnut Date Cake begs to accompany a latte or coffee beverage!
Good morning! We had a full day of relentless rain yesterday, and it brought our first cold front. FINALLY! We haven’t had any cool snaps to make it feel like fall around here. I love a good rainy day, first of all, and then I especially love a rainy day in the fall or winter because it usually brings in a cool front.
I moved to Florida for the warmer climate, sure, but cool days are so rare around here – you really start to savor them! I’ve got a few windows open, and the air might be a little too chilly, but I’m living for it today.
That’s what blankets are for, and that’s what a hot beverage is for!!! What better time to revisit the International Delight® One Touch Latte’™. I tried this frothing coffee creamer a few months ago, and my S.O. and I both looooved it. It comes in a few different flavors, and I picked up Caramel and Vanilla from Walmart over the weekend. I follow our weatherman religiously, so I knew this cold front was coming, and I wanted to be prepared!
I love the One Touch Latte’™ because it transforms your regular, everyday cup of coffee into a sweet, frothy latte. The International Delight® One Touch Latte’™ sweetens, creams, and adds flavor at the same time. You can create a latte at home in 3 easy steps, and I do mean easy. Fill a cup 2/3 with coffee, leaving room for froth, and then shake the One Touch Latte’™ can. Press and hold above the coffee to fill the cup. Press it, and press it real good! I was tentative at first, but I went all in – press hard for a frothy latte! It’s really simple.
It’s a very cool idea and product. On a day to day basis, I drink my coffee black. But I love coffee sooo much, it’s like a dessert or treat to me. When I’m drinking a cup and I want it to feel more like a treat than my everyday, morning cup, I like to use the One Touch Latte’™ to transform regular coffee into a coffeehouse-style latte in seconds. It feels more indulgent to me than my standard black cup of coffee, for sure.
I wouldn’t leave you hanging today without a recipe. I made this Coffee Walnut Date Cake to go along with your latte. I have a bread recipe from last fall, this Coffee Date Walnut Bread, and it’s been a surprisingly popular recipe. I think that recipe features a lot of ingredients that don’t get as much hype or popularity as other things this time of year (ahem, pumpkin. Guilty!), but I think that’s why people took to it – it’s something different than all things pumpkin and apple.
It’s definitely worthy of the positive reception, but I just wasn’t expecting it!
That bread is really moist and dense, and the coffee-soaked dates are fabulous. With crunchy walnuts, everything together is such a hit. These are ingredients that have an autumn feel to me, and I adore how they complement each other so well.
That recipe inspired me to create something similar, so I took those flavors and popped them into a fluffy, moist bundt cake, this Coffee Walnut Date Cake.
I love that this pulls together a lot of the same elements, but in a super easy bundt cake. You know I love easy bundt cake recipes that take a few short-cuts. This Coffee Walnut Date Cake does not sacrifice on wonderful flavor or texture though, and it’s exactly what you want alongside your One Touch Latte’™!
Coffee Walnut Date Cake
- 10 oz. chopped dates
- 1 1/4 cup strongly brewed hot coffee
- 1 box white or vanilla cake mix
- 3.4 oz. box instant butterscotch pudding mix
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup strongly brewed coffee
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. instant coffee granules, or 1/2 packet Starbucks Via
- 4 tbsp. melted butter
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- In a medium bowl, combine dates and coffee.
- Set aside for about 10 minutes, and meanwhile, prepare other ingredients.
- In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
- Add the date and coffee mixture to the cake mix mixture.
- Fold in walnuts.
- Pour batter into a greased bundt pan.
- Bake at 325 for 40-50 minutes, or until edges are golden brown, and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
- Remove from heat, and cool in pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Do not cool completely in pan - cake will stick.
- Prepare glaze.
- In a medium bowl, combine the coffee, vanilla, and coffee granules.
- Stir until coffee granules are dissolved.
- Whisk in butter and powdered sugar until glaze is smooth.
- Drizzle glaze over cake. Cut and serve.
For a quick video tutorial, check out the ‘Latte Lesson’ below! And check your local Walmart for International Delight® One Touch Latte in-store demos taking place on November 11th and 12th!