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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
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!
- 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.
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!