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Eggless Dates Cake Recipe - Vegan Dates Cake

Eggless Dates Cake or Vegan Dates cake with step by step photos.
3.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Cooling Time 2 hrs
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Continental
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.