If I had a go-to recipe, a sort of comfort dessert, this would be it, I think. Since I discovered it a few years ago, I have lost count of how many times I actually made it. In fact, my roommate was so enamored by it that he learned to make it too!
Easy-peasy date and walnut cake, source here
1 1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup oil
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
Add the dates and let it stand until cool.
When cool put into a blender or food processor and process or blend until the dates are ground.
Add the oil into blender/food processor and blend/process again until incorporated and mixture becomes thick. Add sugar to the mixture in the blender/food processor and blend until incorporated.
Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl. Seive flour and baking soda well. Fold in the flour until it is mixed well. Add chopped walnuts.
Pour batter into a greased glass microwavable dish.