Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Dates Cake - No Egg / No Butter Version

As always love the Eggless version of the cakes. This one is definitely a must try one. I mostly followed the same step as of Banana Walnut cake and the result was simply amazing. This version is not much sweeter, as I dont like too much sweet. Next planning to try more sweeter version, by adding more dates.


  • Dates - 1 packet (200gms)
  • Milk - 1/2 cup (more or less)
  • Oil - 1/2 cup
  • All purpose flour - 1.5 cups
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup (if dates are very sweet can reduce the sugar quantity)
  • Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Almonds - 2 tsp (crushed)

  • Remove seeds from dates, wash and soak the Dates in hot milk for 1/2 hour.

  •  With 4 or 5 tsp milk, grind the dates to a smooth paste first.

  •  Later add the remaining milk and give a one more grind.

  •  In a big bowl, add the all purpose flour, baking soda and baking powder and sift nicely, so that all flours are mixed properly.

  •  In another bowl, transfer the dates paste from mixier grinder and add sugar and mix well.

  •  Add this sugar - dates paste to the flour mix.

  •  Mix them thoroughly, without any lumps. If thick, can add 2 tsp of milk.

  •  To this add the oil and mix gently. (do not over mix)

  • Preheat the oven with 180 deg C.
  • Dust the baking tray with oil and then with all purpose flour, so that cake does not stick to the bottom.

  •  Pour the dates-flour mix to the tray

  • ( Optional ) Add crushed almond pieces on top for decoration. ( I forgot to mix it along with the mixture. So added at the top ). 

  •  After 40 min, insert a toothstick and check it comes out clean. Take out the cake from oven and let it cool down.

  •  Cut the cake and serve. 

  • Yummy delicious cake is ready to eat


  • Replacing almonds with walnuts would be a better option too. 
  • You can increase the quantity of sugar, if you want more sweet cake.

38 lovely comments:

Jeyashris Kitchen

Very nicely done akila. I always love the dates cake


Looks delicious


I have so many friends who do not like eggs in the bakes good that I have to find options. The cake looks soft n warm, with a drizzle of chocolate its yummm!


hi akila, looks yummy, great try. i like not so sweet cakes

Reshmi Mahesh

Healthy and delicious looking dates cake...

Shabitha Karthikeyan

That looks very good. Simply loved it !!

Rumana Rawat

What a superb looking cake and so soft..


Looks so perfect and soft....

Vimitha Durai

Love this moist n yummy cake

Priya Suresh

Super moist and fabulous looking healthy cake.


Akhila loved the dates cake.....will try this soon and will let you know dear.....superb


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Delicious cake...Love without butter and eggs.....

Shruti Dhingra Wahi

Lip-smacking cake :-)

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This is a delicious looking cake, looks so soft and not too sweet. Great clicks!

Menaga Sathia

super wonderful cake!!


Lip smashing and healthy cake..looks great.


Very yummy dates kids love this!!
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wow this cake looks super delicious


thanks for linking this recipe to my event and using the logo. Expecting more recipes from you..:-))


Nice & spongy cake, love that its egglees & butter free


Wow!! Looks so moist !! Wonderful healthy bake!!


wow, they looks very soft. must be yummy .. i shud try this..

Divya A

Wow that's really a healthier version dear and loved the addition of dates :)

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Akila, this looks and sounds delicious. The step-by-step photos help too! :-)

lubnakarim06 moist and so yum...perfect looking...


lovely cake recipe with step-by-step pictures... first time to your blog dear and happy to follow u. Do visit me


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Sangeetha Nambi

Real tempting and tasty cake...


I love dates !!

Awesome recipe - since no butter lesser calories so u can really indulge !!


wow.. looks very spongy..


love this recipe.. bookmarked.. so soft .. looking


ah the texture looks so good! :) thanks for sharing!

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Just mouthwatering...looks inviting & delicious!

Priya dharshini

Wow..luks super delicious..:)


Couldn't believe it's no egg no butter version from the pics..It looks very moist n soft..Kudos Akila


This looks just fabulous. The crust so evenly browned and the soft moist cake. I better turn my eyes away from the picture!

Priya ram

new to ur blog.. cake looks soo soft, and perfect...

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