Inspired from a dear friend's recipe of a Dates cake, we decided to try out a similar version that doesn't call for any eggs or butter. Whats even better; the main ingredient, dates are loaded with iron. So pretty much, its a guilt free, healthy indulgence. Without anymore thinking, just go ahead and try this delicious cake.
Prep Time: 45 mins
All Purpose flour/Maida: 1 cup
Dates (pitted): 16
Walnut (chopped): Handful
Oil: 1/3 cup or Butter: 1/2 stick
Sugar: 1/3 cup
Baking soda: 1 teaspoon
Water: 3 tablespoons
* Though we didn't use butter in the recipe, we have shown it because many of them prefer to use butter instead of oil. We have used Canola oil in the recipe.
* Please check the final batter before baking for the sugar level. We have used very little sugar because the dates brings in its own sweetness.
In the mixer, beat the oil and half of the sugar well. Add in the milk and beat once again. Add the flour to this mixture and run the mixer once again.
Now take a deep pan and boil water and add half of the sugar. Once its dissolved add the dates and stir for some time. When the dates are almost cooked, add the baking soda. Turn off the gas. The baking soda will fuzz up and rise. Pour this into the flour mixture and give a through run until the batter is all smooth.
Add walnuts and pour into a greased baking tray or a loaf pan and bake at 375° F for about 35-40 mins or until the centre comes out clean when poked with a knife.
Let it cool for a while before you slice it. Enjoy this with your evening cup of tea.
looks yummy.... and healthy dates with nuts!!!ReplyDelete
tempting cake friends.. I gave a try to the nankatai from ur blog.. Shal post it in my space soon..ReplyDelete
Nutty cake looks scrumptious and moist, yummyyy!!ReplyDelete
eggless cake!!Bookmarked..Loaf looks yummyReplyDelete
Cake looks decadent and yumm. How did you replace eggs in this recipe. I have been looking for something beyond bananasReplyDelete
That looks very yummy... and I should say the color is magnificent...and so are the photos...ReplyDelete
Looks absolute delicious..I tried dates cake and blog it ..and added walnut is nice idea..ReplyDelete
looks simply superb..ReplyDelete
Cake looks simply fantasticcccccc :)ReplyDelete
this looks super fantastic !!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cake ! Egg less and butter less. Must try it. Thanks for the recipes.Like dates in any form.ReplyDelete
This is the type of cake that gets me drooling. It looks amazing and I honestly can't wait to give it a try (hopefully this weekend!)ReplyDelete
A nice combo,and a gorgeous click as well!ReplyDelete
cake looks lovely...ReplyDelete
awesome clicks :-)
delicious combo cake..looks perfectReplyDelete
adipoli..looks so yummy!!!ReplyDelete
i want this when i visit u guys some time :)
Perfect and delicious dates cake!! Bookmarked! Will try it soon...ReplyDelete
WOW..love the combination of dates and walnuts together..looks heavenly delicious...yummie!ReplyDelete
never had date cakes. this one looks super tempting that too with iron rich dates. must try.ReplyDelete
Perfect n delicious cake....ReplyDelete
it looks moist and dense...ReplyDelete
Cake looks superb!healthy !ReplyDelete
Hey Suchi n Vini..ReplyDelete
Adipoli cake, njangal othiri naal ay enthelumokke bake cheythitte, ethu sure aytum try cheyyam ketto, dates is our fav...
those pics are so tempting.. U've a wonderful blog with great clicks.. i've added many of ur recipes in my "to do" list.. m following u..ReplyDelete
very beautiful cake,your pics are so lovely always...ReplyDelete
@RV : Sorry about the late response. Well what happened that day was we didn't have eggs to begin with and we decided to use a little milk to make the batter smooth. So we guess the dates and milk together did the trick.ReplyDelete
I love this combo...your eggless version is quite impressive...ReplyDelete
Hope you both are doing great
Very impressive! Loaded with the crunch of walnuts, it would taste heavenly, I'm sure!ReplyDelete
Yummy, delicious and healthy recipe with excellent presentation..ReplyDelete