Preheat the oven to 150 °C.
-Sieve the Flour and the baking powder and baking soda.
In a small pan mix the dates and the milk and simmer it for 5 - 7 mins,until the dates are softened.
Then grind the dates with little of the milk in which it was boiled, in a mixer to a fine paste.
Then add the remaining milk (the milk in which it was boiled)too and pulse for a second so that it's well mixed.I used lion dates,.Alternatively you can also soak the dates for 3 - 4 hours.If using soft dates you can directly grind it .
In a mixing bowl add the Dates and milk mixture,sugar and oil and whisk with a balloon whisk until well mixed.
Add the flour mixture and whisk again until well combined.
-If you feel that the batter is very thick(This depends on the dates used) add from 1/4 to 1/2 cup of milk and whisk well.
Add the chopped nuts and mix well.The batter fills upto 3/4th in an 8" by 2" round pan.
Bake in a Preheated oven from 35 - 45 minutes until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.Baking time might change from oven to oven and it's safer to check if the cake is done from the 30th minute.