Date, Walnut + Orange Cake

cayk-e ranginak


Preparation info

  • Serves:

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 30

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

I was served this cake with very strong coffee in Bushehr—a marriage made in heaven! However, when testing the recipe, I found that orange juice works much better than the milk traditionally used in the batter.



  • 20 Medjool dates (about 2 cups/480 g), any remaining hard stalk parts removed and pitted


  1. For the dates: Dice the pitted dates into ½in/1cm pieces, then chill in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  2. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350°F/180°C.
  3. Butter an 8in/20cm-diameter cake pan and line the base with parch