In the Coachella Valley, everyone seems to have his or her own date-and-walnut cake recipe. You may use any variety of date for this rich, crustless pie, but we prefer halawys for their caramel-and-molasses flavor and pronounced sweetness.
- 1 tsp. butter
- 5 tbsp. flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 cup pitted chopped dates, such as halawy, deglet noor, or medjool
- 1 cup shelled walnuts, chopped
- 2 eggs