Eggless Date cake


This is one of my own recipes.Winter brings out the baker in me and I have to have warm,fresh from the oven treats in my kitchen.
I heart dates,for their moist texture and natural sweetness. They are also a great source of iron.But,for some reason,I can never get Aadi or DH to eat it . But they love cakes and baked goodies.So,I had to find some way to introduce these yummies to their tongues and tummies.
I looked for some recipes,but didn’t find one that I liked.I wanted to use whole wheat flour and minimum or no sugar.So,this is what I came up with:

Ingredients:
1 cup whole wheat flour (you can also use all purpose flour)
1 cup chopped dates,soaked in 1/3 cup warm water
300 gms whipped cream
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped nuts(optional)
Preparation:
Puree the dates and keep aside.
Sift the flour and baking powder and put it in a mixing bowl.
Add the date puree,whipped cream, and oil and start creaming.The mix will be very dry and hard to beat,if required add 1-2 tsps of water. Keep beating till the batter becomes light and fluffy.
Pour in a pre-greased 9″ tin and bake at 160deg fan forced for 15-20 minutes or till the tester comes out clean.

The cake comes out moist and golden .Cut it into pieces and store in an air-tight box.

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Posted on May 12, 2010, in Baked from Scratch, Mumma's Kitchen, Recipe, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. wow…yummy…i need to try this eggless cake…thank you for the receipe

  2. Wowww! Thanks so much Trish 🙂

  3. Wow…it’s yummy…very easy method ..i’ll try this when my children r at home! thanks a lot!

  4. i love the fact that this has no sugar. will try it one of these days and let you know

  5. Tempts me to try,but its my maiden attemp,so wondering how and when to start.

    • All the more reason for you to try this recipe,my dear..coz making the batter is almost like,making the mix for pancakes or something..nothing complicated..do give it try and come back and tell me..how it turned out..All the best:)

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