Preparation time: 15 minutes


Cooking time: 35 – 40 minutes

Servings: 6 – 8



3 cups All-Purpose flour

2 cups of sugar

1 cup coconut oil, cold and solid

4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

3 teaspoons cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon salt

½ cup Medjool dates, chopped

½ cup mixed nuts or walnuts, chopped

2 cups buttermilk




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and sugar.
  • Cut in the solid coconut oil until your mixture is crumbly. Save 1 cup of the crumbled mixture for topping.
  • To the remaining mixture, add cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and stir until well combined.
  • Fold in dates and nuts.
  • Make a well in the center of your cake mix and slowly pour the buttermilk into the hole. Stir until everything is just moist.
  • Pour into a greased baking pan. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.


Nutrition: Calories 198 Fat 2 g Carbohydrate 25 g Protein 4.5 g