Aunt May's Walnut Date Loaf


How to make Aunt May's Walnut Date Loaf from Captain America 3 - Civil War |

Name: Aunt May's Walnut Date Loaf

Inspired by: Captain America 3 - Civil War

Secret Ingredient: Kahlúa

"You know, I'm having a hard time believing she's someone's aunt." - Tony Stark

Chef's Note

This walnut date loaf is so soft and flavorful. Delicious hot from the oven, and even better the next day. If you're not a fan of rum, you can substitute coffee or water for the Kahlúa.


Making the Streusel

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons oleo


  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until crumbly.

Making the Walnut Date Loaf

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Kahlúa
  • 2 1/4 cups dates
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup walnuts (plus extra for optional garnish)
  • Streusel


  1. Bring water and Kahlúa to a boil in a small saucepan. Meanwhile, chop the dates.
  2. In a large bowl, combine chopped dates and melted butter.
  3. Pour the Kahlúa mixture over the dates, and let stand.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.
  6. Once cool, stir in brown sugar and egg. Fold in flour mixture until just blended.
  7. Stir in 1 cup of walnuts.
  8. Pour the mixture into a prepared 9x5" loaf pan. Sprinkle with streusel and additional chopped walnuts.
  9. Bake until golden brown and cooked through (about 50 minutes).

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