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Friday, October 28, 2011

Dates Cake (Eggless, Butterless)~ Best baked healthy cake !!!!

Its long time since I wished to bake this dates cake,but somehow every time this got postponed.Now the regret after baking is that I should have tried it earlier.Friends,this super delicious and soft cake is a super duper hit in the family.The day I baked it was real funny - As soon as my elder son who is fond of chocolate cakes was excited at looking over the cake," Wow,Mom this cake is for me ??" and I told him its for both of you.After having a bite,immediately his reply was please,put the rest in the refrigerator now itself,Mom .I want it tomorrow too." I just laughed over and he strongly believed its chocolate cake.So, friends now you can imagine the flavorful dates cake.The batter when mixed was the usual batter color but once the oven was opened after baking ,I was also thrilled to see the colour.The cake is a eggless version and butter less too.I think if you increase the dates you can get a sugarless  version too(will try that next time).

all purpose flour(maida) / wheat flour 1 cup
dates 18-20 pitted and chopped
milk 3/4 cup
sugar 1/2 cup powdered
oil 1/2 cup
baking soda 1 tsp
almond sliced 1/3 cup
vanilla extract 1/2 tsp (optional)

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F and line an oven tray 8 *8 with parchment paper or butter the tray.Sift the flour and add baking soda.Add the chopped dates in the microwave safe bowl with milk and heat on high for 3 minutes until it softens.Cool it down completely.Blend this mix in a blender till it forms a smooth paste and add it to the flour slowly and add in the oil.Make a batter without lumps.Add in the sliced almonds,vanilla extract and stir.Pour into the baking tray and place it in the oven.Garnish the top with sliced almonds.Bake for 35-40 mins or till the toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.Cool on wire rack and cut into pieces.

Servings  1 cake of 8*8

* You may find a slight sticky cake like  chocolate cakes after its done.Its quite natural as dates have the stickiness.
*You can also soak the dates in milk in warm milk for an hour if not microwaving to soften.


Sending this to HCC- Healthy Bakes guest hosted by Priya's Easy n Tasty Recipes


Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

wow.. dates cake is something new to me..looks yummmmm .. nice clicks .. am glad to follow u too :)

Raksha said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, tempting delicious. Can I have a piece? its toooooo goood

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow...Julie really it looks like a chocolate cake n I just loving it ...super recipe dear thanx for sharing...cake looks absolutely delicious,soft n moist ..,yum..yum!!

Sutapa said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie,
Nice meeting you! Delicious space you share! Scrumptious date cake!
Happy Diwali to you and all your loved ones! Do take time to visit my blog Tips for delicious and healthy cooking to see you in both my food blogs!
Your friend always!

Deeksha said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks Julie for diwali wishes.
Cake looks really very soft, spongy and delicious. I love eggless baking.

Vineetha Sush said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks like a chocolate cake,looks soft and moist without egg..delicious.Will bookmark this one.

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum Yum and healthy Dates Cake recipe Dear.Luks temptingly Delicious.Luv it.

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

a favourite type of cake we make it a little different looks wonderful

Chocolate & Chillies said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks great! Very moist!!

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, wow! looking very delicious, of course huh, dates are very tasty, i love eating them.
wish i can try some of that you baked. ha ha have a nice weekend dear

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and yummy cake!!

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Cant believe this cake is eggless,butterless, stunning super spongy cake, do send ur entries to my guest hosting event Julie..

PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, the cake luks moist and delicious. To make it eggless n butterless is simply superb :) I totally agree that kids think dates as chocolate when you combine it with something, it happens with my son as well who do not like to eat dates at all.

aipi said... Best Blogger Tips

Super moist n spongy at the same time ~ love the cake n your presentation both :)

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

dates cake look so soft n delicious..lovely cake..

Gauri Trivedi said... Best Blogger Tips

This is probably the healthiest cake I have ever seen..great pictures too..

Shema George said... Best Blogger Tips

looks moist and yummy...healthy too :)

Neha said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow...I am bookmarking it ....Will be making it soon...

Amina Creations said... Best Blogger Tips

the cake looks fabulous... very healthy... bookmarking it..

turmericnspice said... Best Blogger Tips

Love dates never tasted it in a cake looks so rich and yum

Kalyani said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy and delicious cake .... healthy one too ......

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and delicious looking cake

Shilpakiran said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks for visitng my blog ..dates cake i must try ..thank u again

chitraj.hegde said... Best Blogger Tips

wow this is nice....looks so healthy.even i baked a date cake last week it was yummy(not posted yet in the blog)i need to use this method next time...good one..Happy Diwali..

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh dear, it looks like a chocolate cake. Looks so soft and yummy!

Jayanthy Kumaran said... Best Blogger Tips

yum yum...yum...looks divine..
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Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

So healthy and looks wonderful! My favorite type of cake...

Sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips

The perfect combination of health and's a must-try! Happy to follow your posts!

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nazarina said... Best Blogger Tips

GB&D ( Golden Brown & delicious)! You make an interesting case for trying this cake sugarless as well by adding more dates!Yum!

Shireen said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, this cake looks awesome!! I will bookmark it to be tried during Xmas :) looks perfect for that occasion actually :) and thanks for the warm welcome..i retried following u, it allowed me this time..if not will follow u with my ruchikrandhap id..take care n have a nice day dear :)

Amila said... Best Blogger Tips

wow!!!this looks so yummy!!

Deepa. R. Krishnan said... Best Blogger Tips

Really perfect cake,Juls...
packed with nutrition..

Jayanthy Kumaran said... Best Blogger Tips

yummmy n stunning your perfection dear..;)
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Anusha said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow is all i can say after seeing your posts julie. Awesome happy to follow you

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely delicious and lovely one.

Kavi said... Best Blogger Tips

Cake looks very delicious! :) And perfect for the HCC event!
Do participate in this month's Healthy Lunch challenge hosted by me too! :)
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Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge

Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips

wow i have lots of dates paste will try this...

JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..the cake looks very yummy , soft and perfect....vaayil kappal oodunnu...:)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the visit on my blog.. happy to follow you as well.. I make this cake with wheat atta and cocoa powder..tastes divine..
Love Ash.