Friday 15 June 2012

Eggless Date Cake (Butterless too)


Surprised by the title? You read it right...This cake has NO EGG AND NO BUTTER ( not even a drop) And the taste? It was soo soft, spongy and absolutely delicious that I couldn't believe that it was eggless.

This is my first post for Blog-Hop Wednesdays started by Radhika of Tickling Palates. And I was paired with Nagashree of Sattvaa. Actually this post was supposed to be posted on Wednesday, but sadly I couldn't. I got too busy past few days with my 5 month old baby being unwell with flu, guests visiting us and with packing and what not...Moving is always a big hassle (specially moving countries) and what with a naughty toddler and a24/7 attention seeking baby at home....things get even messier. We have just 2 more weeks left in UK :( I am sad because we are leaving Oxford and also because I have so much packing to do yet.

Anyways coming to today's post I was going through Nagashree's blog and found so many regional dishes and was wondering what to cook, and then our neighbor from Saudi Arabia gave us huge box of dates. And I knew I had to finish those dates within few weeks, before we leave and as I am too much in baking mood these days I decided to bake this Date Cake from her space, which she had followed from here. And I am really glad I baked this cake. My family just loved it. I will definitely bake it again and I am planning to bake in a loaf pan next time like this banana bread.




20-25 pitted Dates
1 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup All purpose flour/Maida
1 tsp baking soda and
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts


Soak the pitted Dates in 1 cup of milk overnight or if you don't have time soak them in warm milk for 3-4 hours. Preheat oven to 350 F / 176 C . Grease and line the bottom of a cake pan and set aside.

In a blender blend together the dates, milk and sugar to a smooth paste.Sift the dry ingredients- Flour and baking soda and set aside. In a wide mouthed bowl add the smooth paste from the blender and now add the cooking oil/vegetable oil. Slowly add the dry ingredients to this and mix with a spatula/spoon until well incorporated or use a hand mixer for 1-2 minutes to mix everything well. Stir in the chopped nuts.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Once out of the oven, cool completely on a wire rack before slicing. Serve it just plain with tea or you can serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream for dessert.


Sending this to Blog- Hop 18


Lavanya said...

Thats a yummy cake

Ms.Chitchat said...

Sounds delicious and yummy, butter less makes it all the more desirable.

Mélange said...

Your cake looks perfect with the moist texture Faiza.

simran said...

wow!lovely eggless cake......and a really easy favourite!

anjana said...

Loved this eggless and butterless date cake!looks so soft ,delicious and soft.loved the colour too!

sangeeta said...

Very nice. Love all such cakes. Lovely pictures too.

Unknown said...

perfectly made and delicious...

R.Punitha said...

Hi Faiza ,

yummy cake!!!

looks delicious and mouth watering:)

Srividhya Ravikumar said...

soft and moist cake..

Priya Suresh said...

Looks marvellous,irresistible and yummy..Loving this super moist cake.

Radhika said...

I too have a version of this cake in my space and totally love it.

Supriya's Rasoi said...

Hi Faizaali the cake looks yum following you back dear.

Spice up the Curry said...

nice cake recipe with low calories. looks very moist and delicious. I am youe new follower now

Akila said...

looks so tempting... with beautiful cliks...

Event: Dish Name Starts With M


Meg's Delicious Adventures said...

that cake looks so soft and spongy.
bookmarked this one. will try for sure.

- Meg's Delicious Adventures

Chef Mireille said...

this cake looks so moist and delicious - and I just bought a big container of dates

R.Punitha said...

Hi Faiza ,

Looks delicious !!!

And Do collect your

SunShine Blog Award at

EnjoYYYY !!!!

R.Punitha said...

Hi Faiza ,

Looks delicious !!!

And Do collect your

SunShine Blog Award at

EnjoYYYY !!!!

R.Punitha said...

Hi Faiza ,

Looks delicious !!!

And Do collect your

SunShine Blog Award at

EnjoYYYY !!!! said...

yummy have a lovely blog with lots of recipes....happy to follow you....pls feel free to drop back and follow me too...

Unknown said...

A lovely blog happy to follow you... do visit me

Unknown said...

looks perfect and delicious dear... this is so tempting.. will sure try this out... happy to follow you and it is my first time here... do visit me

Unknown said...

cake looks perfect, this is so tempting.. will sure try this out... happy to follow you and it is my first time here... do visit me

Nupur said...

Lovely Cake Faiza .. I was browsing through some Dates Cake recipe when I came to yours..

Seems you have just left the UK, and moved back. We have just started with a UK Bloggers group, wish you could join that

Glad to follow you :)

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian) said...

Sweet-love that it is eggless, but still looks so moist.

tsundouku said...

Hey faiza..why you stopped blogging


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