Blogging Marathon# 53: Week 4/ Day 3
Theme: Bookmarked Recipes — Veena’s Veg Nation
Dish: Eggless Date & Walnut Cake

For the final day of this month’s blogging marathon, I picked this yummy looking Eggless Dates Cake from Veena’s blog. I recently bought a bag of seedless dates from Costco and have been snacking on them almost everyday. So when I saw this recipe, I knew it would be perfect to use some of the dates.This cake is eggless and can be made with just a few basic ingredients. If you are using dates with seeds, then the dates need to be soaked in milk overnight to help in removing the seeds. I used seedless dates, so just warmed it in the microwave to make them a little soft.I added a little bit of wholewheat pastry flour along with all purpose flour to make add some fiber to the cake. Also I reduced the sugar quantity from the original recipe and it was just the right sweetness for us.Cake turned out soft & fluffy. Dates add a nice caramel flavor and a rich chocolaty color to the cake. I fooled my son into tasting it and he loved it even though it wasn’t chocolate. This is a crowd pleasing cake — everyone who tasted it, loved it.Recipe adapted from Veena’s recipe:

Ingredients: Makes 1 mini bundt cake or 10 mini bundt cupcakes or 1 8″ round cake pan

Eggless Date & Walnut Cake
Eggless Date & Walnut Cake
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Soft & Fluffy Date & Walnut Cake. Dates add a nice caramel flavor and a rich chocolaty color to the cake.
Servings Prep Time
1 mini 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 mini 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Eggless Date & Walnut Cake
Eggless Date & Walnut Cake
Yum
Print Recipe
Soft & Fluffy Date & Walnut Cake. Dates add a nice caramel flavor and a rich chocolaty color to the cake.
Servings Prep Time
1 mini 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 mini 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Whole wheat pastry flour (or use 1cup of all purpose flour)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • a pinch salt
  • 18 Dates Seedless
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup brown sugar - (increase to ¾cup if you want the cake sweeter)
  • ½ cup Oil
  • 2 tbsps Walnuts Cashews or - , finely chopped
Servings: mini
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a mini bundt cake pan or a bundt cupcake cake pan or a 8" cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine dates and milk in a microwaveable container and heat for 30~60seconds. Let the mixture cool a little, then grind into a smooth paste along with the sugar.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Add the dates mixture, oil, chopped walnuts and mix well until combined.
  4. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 20~22 minutes in mini bundt cake or cupcake pan or for 30~35 minutes in 8" round cake pan.
  5. Cool the cake in the pan for 5~10 minutes. Remove onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
Recipe Notes

 


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0 thoughts on “Eggless Date & Walnut Cake”

  1. Looks gorgeous! Love that cute mould you have used for baking these. We too enjoy this cake but i make with wheat flour.

  2. I had used up dates in larabars, but cakes sound more interesting :-). The pictures are stunning and love how you have presented it.

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