Merry Christmas to everyone !!! This greeting comes to you very late since its vacation time and i am out of station . So dear readers please excuse me . To celebrate the occasion i have for you all ” Eggless Dates Cake “. Its moist,fluffy,tasty with perfect sweetness and crunchy nuts in between and of course a complete beginners delight !!!


When i first started me baking journey few months back , i though i’ll start with vanilla cake. While looking for some basic eggless cake i stumbled upon this dates cake here .The recipe seemed very easy to begin and the cake looked so yum in spite of being egg less and butter less . But dates in a cake .. i was not sure. I thought let me give a try and to my happiness my first ever bake turned out so good.It was so moist, soft n delicious and above all so so easy and simple.There after i baked this cake many a times , shared it among my friends and relatives too and it was always a hit .. You too try for sure and be prepared to beam with joy..Off to bake…



Smitha Kalluraya
moist,fluffy,eggless and sugarless Dates cake
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 number


  • 1 cup All purpose flour maida
  • 18 Dates
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • + 2 tsps Milk
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • handful of chopped Nuts, -( walnuts / cashew / Almonds / All )
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Instant coffee powder, ( Bru / Nescafe etc) (Optional ,but i like it that way )
  • 1/4 tsp Salt


  • Warm 2 tsp milk in microwave and soak dates to make it soft.
  • After about 5 minutes , take soaked dates in a mixer along with sugar. Grind to fine paste.
  • In a mixing bowl, take milk and oil.
  • Add dates n sugar paste to it and mix well.
  • Sieve maida with baking soda twice so that baking soda is evenly distributed . Add instant coffee powder too.Keep aside
  • Preheat the oven at 180 c for 10 mins. Line the baking tray with butter paper and grease with oil and keep aside.
  • Now it's time to prepare our cake batter.Add sifted flour slowly to the dates -  milk mixture and mix well till all the ingredients are combined well.
  • Add the chopped nuts and give a quick stir.Pour batter into the greased baking tray. Sprinkle some nuts on top.
  • Bake it at 180 c for 35-40 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Set aside to cool down completely on a wirerack and then cut into slices.
  • Relish your eggless butterless dates cake .... Stays good for 3-5 days without refrigeration.
    recipe for EGGLESS DATES CAKE


  1. If you like getting pieces of dates in between you can grind them a bit coarse.
  2. If you want you can reduce oil quantity a little bit and increase same qty milk . ie if you have reduced 2 tbsp oil qty increase milk quantity by 2 tbsp.
  3. Color of the cake depends on the dates color.
  4. For a healthier version replace maida with wheat flour. But it would be little dense.

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  • Reply
    marudhus kitchen
    December 25, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Delicious Christmas delight…. Slurppp….

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    Sowmya Sundararajan
    December 26, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Well done and well captured. Cake looks moist and gorgeous.

  • Reply
    Uma Shankar
    December 26, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Yummy cake

  • Reply
    Ree Kasirajh
    December 26, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Very nice eggless cake…baked to perfection!!

  • Reply
    Manjula Bharath
    December 27, 2014 at 4:32 am

    wow such an tempting and moist cake , looks so yumm !!

  • Reply
    Rafeeda AR
    December 28, 2014 at 6:11 am

    dates in cake is a natural sweetner… looks so moist…

  • Reply
    Sathya Priya
    December 18, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Fantastic cake ..Really healthy

  • Reply
    Suma rao
    December 14, 2016 at 3:21 am

    Hi smitha
    How much of oil needs to be added to the dates cake?

  • Reply
    December 16, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Should I use hand mixer for beating?

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