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February 7, 2017

Eggless Dates Cake Recipe With Whole Wheat Flour & Oats

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Eggless dates cake
I had a pack of black dates lying in my pantry for months. I found dates cake would be the best option to finish off the leftover. So I tried it following THIS healthy, no egg, no butter date cake recipe using  whole wheat flour and instant oats.As this cake recipe is without butter, condensed milk I was doubtful about the texture of cake and flavorThinking .But to my surprise, it came out very well with an awesome flavor just like Christmas fruit cake.It tasted great and secured 100 marks in my homePartyApplause.Yeah Raksha and Sendhil loved it a lot. Unless you say, no one could find out that this cake is made with dates, whole wheat flour and oats. Its texture was very soft and spongy. As my cake had cracks on top, I have given some suggestions below to avoid it.This cake can be made in pressure cooker as well. I strongly recommend everyone to try this recipe at home to enjoy a gluten free cake.I am sure its result won’t disappoint you. You can add chopped walnuts, cashews and almonds to make it more healthy. So try this healthy, guilt free, eggless dates cake recipe at home (Indian Khajoor cake) and share your feedback with me Winking. Lets see how to make it with step by step photos.
Check out my eggless, butter less banana cake too !
Eggless dates cake recipe with wheat flour

Eggless dates cake recipe with wheat flour & oats


Eggless dates cake recipe with wheat flour & oats How to make eggless dates cake with whole wheat flour and quick cooking instant oats
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Cakes
Serves: 12 pieces
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 40 Minutes
Total time: 50 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • Whole wheat flour - 3/4 cup ( I used Aashrivad atta)
  • Quick cooking oats - 3/4 cup ( I used Quaker )
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup ( Granulated)
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp ( levelled, weikfiled brand)
  • Baking soda - 1 tsp ( levelled, Bakers brand)
  • Black or brown Dates - 20 nos ( Deseeded, chopped & ground)
  • Boiled milk - 1.5 cups
  • Cooking oil - 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
METHOD

  • Deseed, chop and grind the dates in batches. Heat 1.5 cups of milk and add the ground dates to the hot milk. Let it soak for 10 minutes. If using brown dates, soak for 30 minutes. In the mean time, mix the dry ingredients.
    Eggless dates cake recipe with wheat flour
    Eggless dates cake recipe with wheat flour
  • Add vanilla essence and cooking oil to the soaked dates + milk.Mix well with a whisk.
    Eggless dates cake recipe with wheat flour
  • In a wide bowl, take the whole wheat flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and sugar.Mix well.
  • Add the wet mixture to the dry flour mixture. Mix well with a whisk. Do not over beat. Just mix gently in one direction.Cake batter looks thick but pourable.See the picture below.
    Eggless dates cake recipe with wheat flour
  • Grease a baking pan ( I used loaf pan) with oil and pour the cake batter till 3/4th of the pan.Preheat oven in convection mode at 180c. Keep the baking pan inside the oven.Bake the cake for 30 - 35 minutes. Insert  a toothpick or back of a spoon in the center of cake. If the spoon comes out clean, cake is done. If not, bake for another 5 minutes.
    Eggless dates cake recipe with wheat flour
  • I baked for 40 minutes but cake had cracks on top and the crust was slightly roasted.So I feel 35 minutes baking time would be enough. So keep an eye after 30 minutes. Remove the baking pan and let the cake cool down completely. Do not try to remove the cake. It will break.
  • After the cake is cooled down, run a knife on the sides of cake and invert the pan on a plate. Just pat it. Cake comes off easily. Make slices and enjoy ! Cake tastes more sweet on first day. But it tasted perfect the next day. This cake stays good for 2 days. Store in an airtight box. No need to refrigerate.
    Eggless dates cake recipe with wheat flour
Its a great teatime snack ! Enjoy !!

Note

  • Add more dates and less sugar if you want natural sweetness in the cake.
  • Do not skip vanilla essence as it gives a nice smell when combined with dates.
  • Baking time depends on the heat of oven.Keep an eye after 30 minutes and check with a spoon. Do not over bake.
  • This cake is too soft and moist. It may break or crumble. Cut slices carefully!
  • If using brown dates, soak for 30 minutes in milk.
  • Do not grind all the dates in one time. It will stuck to the walls of mixer. So chop the dates and grind 4-5 in one batch.
Enjoy this super soft, moist, guilt free, eggless dates cake recipe ~!
Eggless dates cake recipe




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30 comments :

  1. Hi
    Thanks for this awesome recipe ... I have made a dates cake with wheat flour but never with oats.. Thanks also for telling which products you use as thats always a problem when we try recipes as not everything is available here in India
    Can you tell me which baking soda you use.. I use Rex baking powder , but we do not seem to have branded baking soda.

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    1. I used weikfield baking powder & bakers baking soda. Thanks for the nice words :)

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    2. Thanks for your reply .. where do I get the branded baking soda , never seen one at the grocery stores... baking powder we do get.

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    3. I buy from big bazaar or nilgiris.

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  2. Amazing recipie..will surely try sometime..you are doing a great job as usual.interesting baking recipies.which oven do u use for regular conventional baking.

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    1. Thank you for the nice words :) I have samsung convection oven.

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  3. Hi Chitra,

    Nice recipe, want to try it. Is there any alternate for oats?

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    1. Thanks. You can omit oats and use wheat flour completely for oats measurement as well.

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  4. Chitra,

    Tried this & it turned out well. I had only 1/4 cup oats but then it tasted good. I don't have a convection oven so made this in pressure cooker. Thank you for this awesome recipe. As its my hubby's b'day today, I made this last night. Thank u once again!!

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    1. Oh great, I am very happy to know it :) Thanks a lot.

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  5. Hi Chitra tried out the cake today with a few changes, used brown sugar instead of white which gave a very rich brown colour and added nutmeg cinnamon powder also reduced the oil slightly, added half a cup of walnuts too. I must say the recipe is a definite keeper awesome taste and texture and healthy too. Thank you so much��

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    1. Wow, U made it healthy to the core :) Glad to know it worked well. Thank u so much for taking time to write here :)

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  6. Hi mam First time I am baking. And the result was very good

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    1. Thank you so much for the feedback :) Glad to know.

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  7. Hey can i use All purpose flour instead of whole wheat ..?

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    1. Yes you can use the same quantity as wheat flour

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  8. Hi Chitra,

    Can I alter the quantity of atta and oats? For eg- 1 cup atta and 0.5 cup oats or 1.25 cup of atta and 0.25 cup of oats.
    I want to try it today. It really looks yummy ����
    Please reply.

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    1. Yes, you can alter it. Cake may look dense if you add more wheat flour. But i don't think there will be much difference in taste. Please let me know your feedback after your try it.

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  9. Hi Chitra, I fell in love with the cake the moment I came across your recipe. I tried it once but the inside of the cake was not getting properly cooked even after prolonging the cooking time. But when I inserted a toothpick, it came out clean. What do you think would have caused this?

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    1. If the toothpick comes clean,it should be cooked. May be the moist and softness of the cake makes you feel uncooked. As we are using wheat flour, oats and oil, it is so. If you does not feel the raw taste or look uncooked batter its fine.

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  10. Hai chitra sis.I've tried this cake for several times.Every time turn out delicious. Thank you for the easy to follow recipe.vanitha raju

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  11. Hai chitra sis.I've tried this cake for several times.Every time turn out delicious. Thank you for the easy to follow recipe.vanitha raju

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  12. Hai chitra sis.I've tried this cake for several times.Every time turn out delicious. Thank you for the easy to follow recipe.vanitha raju

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    1. Thanks a lot for your sweet feedback :) I am very happy to know it :)

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  13. Hello mam
    How to preheat the oven at conventional mode. I have ifb oven

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    1. In your oven press convection button, set the timer to 5 minutes and press start. Do not keep anything inside. Let the oven heat for 5 minutes. Then open the oven and keep the baking tray.

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  14. Hi Chitra, I tried this out after successfully following your eggless orange cake. It turned out beautifully! The cake was moist and perfect. Thanks for another great recipe! One question - Can you suggest how I can make this into a chocolate date cake?

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    1. Thanks a lot for your feedback :) I think you can add 1 to 2 tbsp of cocoa powder to make it. But adjust the batter consistency accordingly by adding 1 tbsp more milk. Hope it works.

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