Eggless Butterless Dates cake

I wanted to try this cake as my kids are not a great fan of dates. On a website I read that it tastes like chocolate cake, this really got me into baking it right away. I have modified the ingredients from the recipe I saw online (aayi’s recipe) to use multigrain flour and brown sugar. This was a great hit at my house. Very moist and tasty cake..

Ingredients

multi-grain flour/all-purpose flour  1 cup
de-seeded dates 18
milk 3/4 cup
milk for soaking dates & grinding into paste 1/4 cup
sugar or brown sugar or coconut sugar 3/4 cup
oil 1/2 cup ( I have used saffola)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp Nuts (chopped, any nuts of your choice, optional)

Method

Pre-heat oven at 350 degree Fahrenheit.
Grease a cake pan (9 inch x 9 inch) with oil.
Soak the de-seeded dates in little milk and keep this aside for 30 minutes.
In the mean time, sieve together flour and baking soda. Keep this aside.
In a deep bowl, add sugar, milk and oil. Mix it well using a spatula for couple of minutes.
Grind the soaked dates into a fine paste (use lil extra milk for making a paste) and add this into the milk mixture. Mix it again till everything in the liquid mixture is fully combined.
Add in flour-baking soda mixture in small quantities and mix it into the liquid mixture.
Mix well using a spatula, till everything is combined properly.
Add the chopped nuts and mix once again.
Pour in the cake batter in to the prepared pan and bake it for 35 – 40 minutes.
Remove the cake pan from the oven.
Insert a toothpick in to the cake and remove it. (If it comes out clean – this is an indication that the cake is completely cooked. If toothpick has any cake batter stuck on it, then continue to bake for another few mins).
Let cool for 5 minutes in the cake pan, transfer to a wire rack and let it cool completely.
Cut into pieces and serve.

Serving suggestions:
-serve with a scoop of ice cream
-serve with tea for an evening snack

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16 thoughts on “Eggless Butterless Dates cake

    • Chandana, multigrain flour is made from many diff grains. You should get it in your local grocery store. I haven’t tried baking this cake using only whole wheat flour, however I do bake a lot of breads using whole wheat flour. I think you it should be ok to use whole wheat flour, the mixture would require a lil more of the milk. The cake could be slightly dense due to the nature of the flour. Hope this helps.

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