Eggless Dates Cake Recipe - Vegan Dates Cake
Eggless Dates Cake or Vegan Dates cake with step by step photos.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Cooling Time2 hrs
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 1 - 9' inch cake
- All purpose flour – 1 cup
- Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Baking soda – 2 tsp
- Salt – 1/4 tsp
- Cinnamon powder – 1+1/2 tsp
- Dates - 1 cup (30 nos approx.,) seeded
- Honey – 1 tbsp (optional)
- Water – 2 cups
- Vegetable oil – 1/2 cup
If using seeded dates, like I always do, deseed them and chop into pieces. Even if you are using deseeded ones, you need to chop before using.
Preparing the liquid base:
Take a thick bottomed pan and measure sugar into it.
Add salt, cinnamon powder and chopped dates.
Add vegetable oil, water and mix well.
Place the pan on the stove and cook over medium flame, stirring continuously for the sugar to dissolve completely.
When you mixture begins to boil and you see small bubbles appearing around the sides, simmer the flame completely and let it cook for 15 mins.
Switch off the stove and place the pan on the counter.
Let the mixture cool down completely. It will take 1-1/2 to 2 hours for this given quantity.
After it cools down it will look like caramel sauce.
How to bake Eggless Dates Cake:
Preheat the oven at 180 C degrees.
Grease a loaf pan with vegetable oil and keep aside.
Sieve all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda together in a mixing bowl.
To the liquid base, add honey (if using) and mix well.
Add the sieved flour mix, little by little while mixing with a spatula.
Transfer the batter into the prepared pan and tap the pan gently on the counter and smoothen the top of the cake.
Bake for 40 mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Let the cake rest in the pan for 5 mins and then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
Slice the cake and enjoy as a snack with your cuppa.
This actually tastes much better from the next day you baked the cake.
This eggless dates cake keeps well for 2-3 days at room temperature and lasts for more than a week when kept refrigerated.