Dates cake – one of the best!!!

I think I was the only person left out in the blogging world to try out this cake. And now I know why it is so popular. It is certainly one of the best cakes I have tasted. It is so easy to make made almost with scratch, yet healthy. It involves just a little oil and that too can be avoided as Shilpa of Aayis recipe who was the first to make this one says.And the other thing is , the recipe requires only baking soda and is eggless. First I was a bit apprehensive, whether the cake will rise properly. Anyway , I decided to go ahead with the same recipe. And yes indeed, the cake rose so well and was very spongy and moist. I was amazed and yes, I am going to make the cake again. A winner recipe…Thanks to shilpa. I made it for snacks party and was a instant hit.

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Dates cake - one of the best!!! Yum
Course dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Soak the dates in warm milk overnight. Remove the seeds. Add sugar and grind them into a smooth paste. Add the oil and mix well. Sieve flour and baking soda. Add the flour , 1tbspn at a time and keep mixing. Add the nuts and mix. Bake this in a preheated oven at 180c for 35 minutes. A very " Happy and Prosperous Deepavali" to all blogger friends and the readers of Creative Saga.
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18 Comments

  1. The cake looks delicious. Happy Diwali, Sowmya!

     
  2. wow, gorgeous cake! Yes, it’s one of the best. Happy Diwali to you and your family too!

     
  3. Priya Suresh

    Happy Diwali Sowmya..

    pls collect hardblogger award from my blog .. u deserve it…

    http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com/2008/10/hard-working-food-blogger-award.html

     
  4. Cake looks sooo perfect and scrumptious Sowmya …..

    Very Happy and Prosporus Diwali to You and Your Family ……

     
  5. Mahimaa's kitchen

    So soft, Spongy and delicious…. looks like black forest cake.

     
  6. Happy Diwali Sowmya.. Love the colour of the date cake.

     
  7. Happy Deepavali Sowmy, it looks like choco cake and indeed very moist 🙂

     
  8. In past one week,I have started hearing more abt shilpas dates cake(after my dates halwa post)…i even shud try soon..looks very yummy Baking QUeen…

     
  9. Cake has come out well. Happy Diwali to you and your family.

     
  10. Divya Vikram

    Havent tried this yet! in my to do list..Happy Diwali..

     
  11. My first time here.

    u were not the only one left to make this cake. I have not either and this is the first time i came across it. Looks lovely. I think I have to make this soon.

    thanks for sharing. happy diwali!

     
  12. Sukanya Ramkumar

    Nice cake recipe. Sounds healthy too. Looks so good…

    Wish u a happy Diwali!!!

     
  13. Wow dats cakes look yummy. Happy Diwali!

     
  14. Never made this… looks moist and delicious.
    Have fun this Deepavali.

     
  15. Ciao ! I haven’t tried it it but you made me wanting to try it right away !

     
  16. Hi Sowmya,

    I have just been through your site and loved the look of the Date Cake. I am planning to make it this weekend. One query please. The dates have to be soaked on warm milk overnight. Do we have to keep the soaked dates in the fridge or outside the whole night. Pls reply.
    Vanessa

     
  17. Sowmya Madhavan

    Hi Vanessa,
    Thanks for visiting..Keep the soaked dates outside overnight..the purpose is to soften them…they absorb the milk and swell making them easy to be ground to a smooth paste..
    sowmya

     
  18. Radha Natarajan

    lovely blog and recipe…great click

     

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