Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Eggless Butterless Dates Cake | Christmas Cake Recipes | Easy Baking Recipes

This is my first attempt in making an egg-less and butter-less version of cake and I would say that this is a no-fail recipe. You cannot go wrong anywhere and the end result is an utterly yummy and soft cake. Beginners in baking can surely try this for their first attempt to gain that confidence in taking the next step in baking. Whenever I have an urge to have something sweet and cake-y, I am always reminded to make this cake as it easy to whip up and all the ingredients are always available in my pantry.

This has been sitting in my drafts for a long time. Then I thought why not publish this for the festive season. It has dates, nuts and it is a bake. This makes a perfect gift for all your vegetarian friends. I made this when my nonna, amma and appa came down to visit me... Amma loves cakes very much and prefers my homemade bakes. In order to surprise her I made this and she loved it. When told it was eggless and butterless, she went on to grab two more pieces.

~*What U Need*~
All purpose flour / Maida - 1 cup
Lion Seedless aka Brown Dates - 18
Milk - 3/4 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Oil - 1/2 cup
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Cucumber seeds- 1 tbsp

How I Made it:
Preheat oven at 350 F for 10mins. Soak dates in warm milk and set aside to make it soft. Once soft, grind the dates to a fine paste. In a mixing bowl, add sugar, milk and oil, stir until sugar completely dissolves. Keep aside.

Sieve maida with baking soda twice so that baking soda is evenly distributed, set aside. Add the dates paste to milk sugar mixture and mix well. Now add maida and combine well. Add the seeds/nuts and stir just to combine.

Pour the batter into a greased pan and bake for 25-30 mins. An inserted toothpick should come out clean. Cool down the cake completely on a wire-rack and then cut into slices.

Verdict:
The cake is moist, very soft and too good when it comes to an egg-less and butter-less version. My nonna who hates cakes had a try and went on to ask for another piece... Enough reasons for you to try this out, I think...

** My Notes:
** I used brown dates but you can also use black dates. If using the black variety, do skip the step of soaking the dates in milk. You just need to grind it using some milk to a smooth paste.
** I used cucumber seeds but you can use walnuts or nuts of ur choice.
** You can also chop the dates finely instead of grinding.
** In addition to the dates, you can also add tutti frutti, chopped figs and other dry fruits.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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51 comments:

  1. Cake looks super tempting...lovely color and texture.
    Have a wonderful week ahead :)

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  2. Cake looks super moist and soft,absolutely delicious and guilt free cake..

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  3. Super moist cake dear....love dates...

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  4. Looks very delicious. Wonderful bake

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  5. wow this seems to be healthy and at the same time moist and yummy... nice healthy bake
    Noel collections

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  6. Liked it a lot Vimitha! Looks very moist and rich.

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  7. droolworthy and yummilicious spongy cake.

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  8. Vimitha i consider this to be a Christmas treat :) looks super moist despite being eggless

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  9. Love this eggless butterless dates cake,our family favorite..made perfect!!
    Join EP event-Garlic OR Turmeric @ Spice n Flavors

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  10. Looks so moist and yum,love adding dates to cake.

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  11. Cake looks moist and delicious

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  12. wow... cake looks so soft and delicious... yummy..

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  13. I've had this type cake before and you're right, it is so good. Only thing I'm surprised by is the cucumber seeds. Never heard of using them for anything on their own. How did you happen to use them, Vimitha? Excellent recipe.

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    1. Kathy, I love to munch on cucumber seeds and stock them in my pantry... I added a few just like dat and it gave a good crunch to the cake :))))

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  14. well explained cake recipe! even i too tried it out 1ce..tastes really awesum.
    Maha

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  15. woww..looks so moist vimitha... love to have one :)

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  16. Looks delicious Vimitha.Love the eggless version

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  17. Just a word - P E R F E C T !!!!
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  18. Wow Vimitha! Ij ust made the exact same cake!! Yours looks amazing!! :)

    Christmas Cook Off Contest!

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  19. looks so spongy vimitha. nicely done.

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  20. Beautiful cake love that it is moist without any egg.

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  21. Vimitha, it's amazing that an eggless and butterless cake can turn out so moist and lovely :)

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  22. looks very moist..amazing it happened without eggs!

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  23. The cake looks super delicious, an eggless version too..

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  24. Even i have the exact recipe too, nicely done and yummy cake

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  25. மிக அருமை விமிதா

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  26. Hi Vimitha
    Tried this healthy cake, come out really good...thanks for this great recipe...posted it on my space too :)
    http://www.spicytreats.net/2012/12/dates-cake-eggless-dates-cake-dates.html

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    1. Thanks for trying this out Sangee... Urs looks awesome and loved ur healthy take on it.

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  27. After reading your post, i am damn hungry and want to eat this dates cake now !

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  28. cake looks yummy and very soft ..going to try this today

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  29. Beautiful recipe dear, it was so good and we loved it so much. Thanks for sharing this and I have posted it in my space and given credits to you :) here is the link -> http://cooklikepriya.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/dates-nuts-cake-egg-free-butter-free.html

    Love
    Priya

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    1. Thanks a ton Priya for trying and linking it.. The cake looks awesome and perfectly sliced. :))
      Love and hugs,
      Vimitha

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  30. Let me know if you can submit a cake recipe for DNS. DNS is a blog cum magazine to support Indian food bloggers.
    Kindly mail me your recipe with a short bio of yours to ver.neha@hotmail.com
    (Make sure the recipe is yours).
    You can submit more than 1 recipe.

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