Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Eggless Dates Cake

Eggless Dates Cake

Baking/making a cake has always been a passion for me.Whenever I had those yummy cakes from bakeries or at some friend's place I used to wonder how can someone make something like this.My vanni(co-sis)makes amazing cakes.Whenever both of us meet up at our in-laws' place I ask her to make a cake just for the sheer pleasure of watching someone actually making a batter and pouring it into a baking pan and place it inside an oven and not to forget the aroma which comes out of the oven when the cake is being cooked/baked.I couldn't wait for the cake to cool down..I used to have it almost hot..fresh out of the oven.;-)

I did not have an oven,so making a cake was still a dream.Recently we got a microwave and my cake making dream popped up almost instantly.Along with the MW I got Nita Mehta's IFB MW Cookbook,so thought of trying out those yummies.But I've been waiting to make Shilpa's eggless date cake ever since I read her post about it.She has said that this cake is very easy to make and nothing could go wrong with it.So I thought why not this cake be the first ever cake to bake..??Off went a mail to my vanni who's an expert in MW cakes.She gave me the temperature settings and timings and Tadaaa..I BAKED MY FIRST CAKE!!! I was sooo happy..I've made this cake at least 4 times ever since..this cake is indeed a never-go-wrong cake.I think everyone should try it.

Eggless Dates Cake-ingredients

Eggless Dates cake


Seedless dates-18

Milk - 3/4 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup(use 1 cup if you want the cake to be very sweet)
Maida - 1 cup
Oil -1/2 cup(I used sunflower oil)
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Cashewnuts,Walnuts - 1 tbsp(optional)


Eggless Dates Cake-step1 

Add sugar to the dates and grind them to a smooth paste along with the milk in a blender/mixie.
Add oil and blend/mix again.
Eggless Dates Cake-step2 

Sieve together maida and baking soda.
Add the maida-baking soda mix 1 tbsp at a time to the date mix and mix well.
Add the nuts and mix again.
Eggless Dates Cake-step3 

Pour the cake batter into a greased pan and MW it.
Directions-MW on 70-80% power for 7-8 minutes.
Do a toothpick test before taking out from the MW.

Eggless Dates Cake
Shilpa's tips-

PS: If you use ‘baking powder’ instead of ‘baking soda’, cake becomes a bit harder.
PS: The color of the cake largely depends on the dates used. I have made it with different varieties of dates and sometimes it turns out black and sometimes it is very light in color. So do not panic if your cake does not look exactly like mine.

Pictures updated on 11-9-12


  1. I love eggless cakes! Thanx for sharing:)

  2. lovely post divya, alchikeri and channa upkari looks too good! Loved the alchikeri reminds me of home:) I never made it after i came here. will make it one of these days:)

  3. I too made shilpas dates cake.Yes,
    it is yummy and easy to make.nice pictures

  4. I am always in the search of eggless recipes. This cake looks so easy to make.

  5. hey thanks divya di..u ROCK!!! :)

  6. cake looks just perfect and thats too with out eggs yummmmmmm

  7. It's infectious..this recipe. I have never liked dates more! :)

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  9. Thanks a lot for trying it and posting it Divya. Your cake looks perfect :)

  10. Shilpa,thanks a lot.Your comment means a lot to me!!!

  11. Dhivya - Great cake! Looks so perfect & moist too...Love date cake - Got one posted on my blog too - Recipe source - Pravs! Comes out excellent...

  12. Seema,thank you.It turned out superb,as Shilpa said,it can never go wrong!!!

  13. Divya, I saw your Microwave recipes :) loved each one of them, it sure makes our life easy!!!
    I had one question - Microwave is used only for Reheating, steaming, defrosting purposes right? So all ur recipes here r for the microwave or the oven(in which u can set temperatures to bake) Plz do enlighten me on this...
    Thank You so much :)

  14. Hi,

    can you just let me know whether we have to M/W on 70-80% power or use the M/W oven, if so then at what temperature ?

    pls reply as i am desperate to bake my first cake

  15. The cake came out really well.. my 2 yr old just loved it!

  16. hi, i tried your cake. it was tasty but a little sticky..plz help me out. what did i do wrong?


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