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March 2, 2009

Whole Wheat Eggless Dates Cake


I tried eggless dates cake from Aayi's recipes today. It was so good that I finished half of it in no time :) I reserved a few pieces to take some pictures. I loved the texture and aroma of the cake. This is a must try recipe! As I never use all purpose flour(maida) in my cooking, I replaced it with whole wheat pastry flour. I also made a few changes to the recipe.

Ingredients:
Whole wheat pastry flour-3/4 cup(if you don't have this, substitute with maida)
Seedless dates-14
Warm Milk-1 cup
Oil-6 tbsp
Sugar-5 tbsp
Baking soda-1 tsp

Method:
Soak dates in 3/4 cup of warm milk for 10 minutes and grind the mixture with sugar to a smooth paste.
Add flour, baking soda, oil and remaining milk to the dates paste. Mix everything thoroughly so that there are no lumps.
If the mixture is dry, add some more milk.
Preheat oven to 350F. Pour the batter in a greased loaf pan or any oven proof pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a fork inserted in the cake comes out clean.

Next time I am going to try a low fat version without sugar and oil. I will post the recipe later.

Notes
: Do not use baking powder. The cake will turn out hard.
Whole wheat pastry flour is different from whole wheat flour(aata). It is available in chain grocery stores in the US.
Adding icing will make the cake heavy and too sweet! Of course it will taste great!

This is my entry to these events:
JFI: Wheat - April 1st
MBP: Kids Food - March 8th and Coffee’s MBP event

76 comments:

  1. Parkum bodhe sapdanum pola iruku, Kalakara Mahi..Cake looks very soft..Where you learnt all these skills, habba g8...

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  2. Oh Mahimaa..they are so moist..slurppppppp..sounds quite easy too..I wna try it..:)

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  3. Wow, that was fast! Looks dense and moist :)

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  4. Looks so moist and yumm, send it for the wheat event.

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  5. yummy... idhu thaan google talk status-la pottu enakku stomach fire kaamichiyaa when I was at work :)
    cake looks moist and is droolworthy :)

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  6. has come out moist and perfect..i made this too..loved it..

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  7. Wow! the cake looks yummy. Healthy combo of whole wheat and dates.

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  8. looks very moist and yum! but doesn't all that sugar make the already sweet dates cake too sweet?

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  9. wow .. whole wheat & eggless , sounds interesting mahi ... looks moist & yumm

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  10. I've tried this recipe of shilpa's too and loved it.

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  11. That is so thick and moist. Looks delightful! :)

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  12. Delicious, so moist n thick...quite easy to prepare too..healthy cake looks gorgeous!!

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  13. Kanna, looks perfect, nice click as usual
    appa

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  14. Cake looks beautiful and tempting!

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  15. Wow, eggless and so moist! I should try this.

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  16. I can imagine why u finished half of it in no time:-) looks deliciously moist & its guiltfree too!

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  17. Lovely cake Mahimaa...they look moist and delicious...sounds simple too.

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  18. they look absolutely delicious.

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  19. Cake looks very inviting..My chithi asked me a good dates cake recipe today..and my god ..you posted it :) thanks for sharing ...It looks soo simple

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  20. Simple yet delicious..great click Mahima.

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  21. Very dense cake, love the date!

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  22. perfect color of cake...it looks so rich and delicious..i like cakes with less ingredients and yummy outcome..

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  23. looking super yumm..n mouth watering mahimaa..i have all ingredients i will try today..can i use egg too in this cake!!

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  24. This sounds easy and healthy to make Mahmaa. I am sure going to try this soon.

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  25. they are just soo moist and delicious!!! im soo gonna try it soon :)

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  26. Wow, cake looks so nice with brown color !!

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  27. Looks so wonderful and perfect Mahimaa! Do post the low-fat version too... Gotta watch weight! :D

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  28. WOW.. LOoks yummy & super Kalakkal.. kalakkara .. will try it soon..

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  29. i tried this cake today..this tastes too good..but looking is not that gorgeous like yours becoz i made few changes too!!I will post mine in future!!
    Thank you for the recipe..

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  30. that looks so rich and moist. i want to try this. nice and simple recipe too.

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  31. Hey the cake looks so soft and spongy.It appears similar to a chocolate cake but is such a healthy one.looks very good Mahi.I'll try this for sure.

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  32. Wow,looks gorgeous.Looks so moist and soft....sounds easy too n yes this time only with wheat flour:-)

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  33. Awesome texture.. and looks absolutely delicious! Can have a bite of it right now :)

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  34. cake tastes too good mahimaa..Few changes to your recipe..no sugar and i have added only 2 tsp of ghee for whole cake instead of oil.I have used baking powder instead of baking soda thats why mine is a bit hard compared to yours and i used dry apricots and almonds as toppings :)
    next time i will add almond paste and any other dry fruit pastes too to the batter:)

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  35. A winner cake..I've tried Shilpa's recipe many times and each time it gives me the same result.Waiting for your version of no sugar-no oil.Would love to try it out!!

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  36. yup..i didn't see that before mahimaa :(
    hmmmm.. i am thinking of posting it or not!!

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  37. Wow!!! truly mouthwatering!! looks sooo... delicious!

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  38. for a second i thought there was chocolate in this! i love the idea of dates in the cake. i wonder if prunes will work too..

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  39. Wow the cake looks so gud...I have made this cake too....with maida...will try this whole wheat version....it taste just wonderful izit?

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  40. wow! mouthwatering recipe!
    looking so good mahimaa!

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  41. thats looking so moist and rich...and cant believe its made of all healthy stuff!!

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  42. I wanted to try cakes from whole wheat....it looks yum and fluffy...

    Awesome round up and delicious entries......

    Participate in colourful and fun filled event of Holi

    http://purvasdaawat.blogspot.com/2009/03/event-announcement-holi-hai.html

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  43. Hi Mahima... in response to your qn... no I don't add rasam powder for the tomato rasam. The ground paste adds sufficient flavour. Do try it sometime... :)

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  44. Hey Mahima Cake looks very delicious..why don't you send this recipe for MBP?

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  45. Wow.. thats inviting! Can i have a slice? Drooling here!

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  46. Yummy looking cake Mahimaa....BTW is the whole wheat flour the usual atta we use for chapathis or something special since u have mentioned pastry flour?...and if different where do u get it?

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  47. Wow mahimaaa.......... it looks georgeous. Love the texture of the cake. Wonderful click as well !!

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  48. hey wow mahi...i have an eye over this cake in shilpas blog for a long time.....helathy versiona iruke unuthu...super po

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  49. Thanks for participating in JFI - Wheat.

    I have a box of dates I bought for my little one and now she doesnt seem to want it. I was wondering if there is any dessert I can make out of it so as to consume it.

    Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe. I have bookmarked it!

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  50. a freind of mine has made this cake from Shilpa's blog...it tastes absolutely delicious. I had completely forgotten about this cake, now that you've reminded me, plan to make it. Or maybe, I will wait for you to post the low fat version!

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  51. ohh mahi...this loooks wooooooo nd mouthwatering click..

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  52. Wow!! Excellent Cake.. LOoks gorgeous! Mouth watering Mahi..
    Pick ur awards from my blog dear :)

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  53. wow, mahimaa.. it looks so moist and very much tempting to have a slice of it.
    cheers.

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  54. Thanks Mahimaa for your quick response :)

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  55. You always tempt me with your pictures. cake looks so soft and yummy Mahimaa! Great job!

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  56. Hi Mahimaa...the cake looks so moist, very tempting...U have a great blog here...

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  57. Hi,

    First time here and must say u do have greatttttt recipes dear.

    This cake looks yummmm and very nice recipe!!!!

    http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

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  58. Looks beautiful. I could have this with my tea now :-)

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  59. simply stunning! eggless and whole wheat too. now that's called cherry on top :)

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  60. Looks gorgeous. I want a piece now. AS usual grea click.

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  61. I love this cake, looking so delicious and yet a few ingredients...thanks for sharing such a lovely cake Mahimaa.

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  62. thank you very much dear friends..i will post the low-fat version sometime soon.

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  63. Hi Mahima,
    I am doing this for second time 2day.Its eggless,simple and soo tasty.

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  64. Anonymous, glad u love it... i am also planning to make it again.

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  65. lOOKS SUPER YUMMY ...:p drooling right now right here want to grab that can i? hey want to try asap :) looks very tempting ..:)

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  66. Mahi....I just tasted cake....It was yummmmmyyyy as u said cudnt resist....finished half of it myself :) Will post pics soon!

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  67. Parkum bodhe sapdanum pola iruku. Hard to resist. I'll try it. I dont have whole wheat pastryy . Can I try it with wheat flour?

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  68. Hi....been following your blog for quite some time.Healthy and easy recipes...I love it. Tried this cake but since I only had a muffin pan used it, instead of a loaf pan and added brown sugar instead of sugar, as I had plenty :) Came out really gr8 and was praised for all the effort!!!!!

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  69. sudha, thanks for trying this recipe. using a muffin pan is a nice idea. the cake will not stick to the pan. i am glad you liked it.

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  70. Hi, thanks for posting such an easy to make recipe..I tried it today and it turned out to be very yummy.Well actually I don't have an oven so I tried it in a microwave and was successful..i also added some chocolate to it..you can check it in my link, www.shubhada123.wordpress.com.

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  71. So soft and moist. I've to try it.

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  72. I didn't see your comments and used whole wheat flour....The taste is awesome but it is not moist..as per recipe i will use maida or pastry flour next time.......

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  73. Hi,

    Is the cake meant to be very moist inside.... even after the fork comes out clear after baking, the texture is very mushy...?

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