Cook's Hideout: Eggless Date & Walnut Cake

June 26, 2015

Eggless Date & Walnut Cake

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.
Date & Nut Cake
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.

Date & Nut Cake
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.
Date & Nut Cake
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
All purpose flour - ¾cup
Whole wheat pastry flour - ¼cup (or use 1cup of all purpose flour)
Baking soda - 1tsp
Salt - a pinch
Seedless Dates - 18
Milk - ¾cup
Brown Sugar - ½cup (increase to ¾cup if you want the cake sweeter)
Oil - ½cup
Walnuts or Cashews - 2tbsp, finely chopped

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Add the dates mixture, oil, chopped walnuts and mix well until combined.
  • 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.
  • Cool the cake in the pan for 5~10 minutes. Remove onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
Date & Nut Cake

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 53.



  1. Those mini versions look so so cute Pavani..what a delightful recipe!..

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

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

  4. Wow looks so delicious,Pics looks great

  5. The recipe is yum an dthe pics stunning. Just the right combo for a yum treat.

  6. love these healthy cuties..great healthy recipe...

  7. So cute and yummy drooling now.

  8. I have to buy those mini bundt pans. Looks so beautiful Pavani! Lovely recipe :)

  9. Those mini bundt cake looks absolutely stunning, love those cuties..

  10. These are cute and beautiful cakes.

  11. Date cake is one of my favorites and love your mini bundt versions.

  12. Love the color. This and a small scoop of ice cream. Yum!


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