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Chia, date and walnut fridge cake

This easy fridge cake is wonderfully fudgy in texture and made dried dates for sweetness.

Serves Cuts into 16 slices

Prep Time 15 min + chilling

Cooking Time


  • 130g porridge oats
  • 75g walnut pieces
  • 45g desiccated coconut
  • 50g white or black chia seeds
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 425g pitted dried dates, chopped
  • 1tsp icing sugar, to dust


    1. Line a 20cm diameter cake tin with clingfilm and set aside. Put the oats, walnuts, coconut, chia seeds, cinnamon, cocoa powder and vanilla extract in a food processor, then whiz to a powder.
    2. With the motor running, add the dates, a few pieces at a time. Continue to process until the mixture starts to come together.
    3. With clean hands, bring the mixture together completely (add 1–2tsp cold water if it’s still a little crumbly), then press it evenly into the tin. Smooth the surface by pressing down firmly with the back of a spoon, then cover and chill for at least 30 min or until firm.
    4. Dust the cake with icing sugar, then lift out of the tin and cut into 16 slices. The cake will keep, covered in the fridge, for up to 2 weeks.

Tip: This cake is suitable for people who need to avoid gluten – just choose oats labelled as free from gluten

Nutrition per serving

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171kcal 3.2g 6.7g 2.1g 4g 18.7g 0g 43mg 25.8g 1.2mg

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