Eggless Date and Cashew Nut Cake (Vegan)

 

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Eggless Date and Cashew cake is a quick and easysuper moist, soft and delicious, healthy egg free cake, dotted with bits of nutritious date and cashew pieces throughout, made totally vegan (with no butter  or milk products) and with whole wheat flour used in the batter.

In our house, we love plum or fruit cakes we get during Christmas.  During trips to Salem, India (my hometown), on our way back , we normally stop at a bakery in Gobichettipalayam, between Salem and Mysore, to pick up some savory snacks and cakes.  One of their specialities is plum cake.  On our last trip recently, I picked up 2 of them and we loved it so much, they were gone in a week!!!

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Craving for some more, and with lots of dates and cashew nuts in the pantry, I decided to make a similar cake to satisfy my sweet tooth!!  This recipe of Date and Cashew cake is a slight variation of a cake recipe I had got from a good friend of mine from Delhi, who used to make an amazing date and walnut cake!!  I was out of walnuts and so used cashew nuts instead.  For all-purpose or maida flour, I substituted half of it with whole wheat flour to make it more healthy.

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The best part of making this cake is, it is eggless (egg free) and needs only a bowl and fork or spoon to mix (no beaters!) and fold and can be prepared in just about 1 hour (including prep and baking time).

Our family loves this cake so much, that in addition to enjoying it with tea or coffee, we sometimes relish it topped with ice-cream, so it can be served as a dessert at parties too!!

Eggless Date and Cashew Nut Cake (Vegan)
Serves 8
Date and cashew cake is a super moist, soft and delicious, healthy eggless cake, dotted with bits of nutritious date and cashew pieces throughout, made totally vegan (with no butter or milk products) and with whole wheat flour
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
427 calories
46 g
0 g
26 g
4 g
2 g
86 g
257 g
24 g
0 g
23 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
86g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 427
Calories from Fat 229
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g
40%
Saturated Fat 2g
12%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 18g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 257mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates 46g
15%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 24g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. ¾ cup all purpose flour or maida
  2. ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  3. ¾ cup oil (any oil that does not have any odour)
  4. ¾ cup powdered sugar
  5. 1 cup chopped dates (about 20 to 22 depending upon the size of the dates)
  6. ½ to ¾ cup chopped cashew nuts
  7. 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  8. Pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Centigrade or 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease and flour a 9-inch round baking pan or line with aluminum foil and then grease and flour as I have done.
  3. Deseed and chop the dates. Soak in just enough water for 30 minutes to an hour.
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat oil and sugar with a spoon or fork.
  5. Sieve all purpose flour, salt and soda.
  6. Add this along with the whole wheat flour to the oil and sugar mix. Mix again.
  7. Stir in the chopped dates along with the water.
  8. Mix in the chopped cashew nuts.
  9. Pour or spoon into the greased baking pan and level with a spoon.
  10. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the center of the cake, comes out clean.
  11. Remove from the oven and place the pan on a cooling rack.
  12. After 10 minutes, remove from the pan and cool completely.
  13. Enjoy with tea or coffee or with a scoop of your favorite ice cream!!
  14. Store in an airtight container.
Notes
  1. Any type of nuts can be used in the place of walnuts or cashew nuts.
  2. The cake is so moist, you can use only whole wheat flour and it will not affect the texture too much.
  3. I have not added any flavoring as we do not like the aroma of the dates to be overpowered by any other flavor. If you prefer, you can either add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract/essence or 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
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calories
427
fat
26g
protein
4g
carbs
46g
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Step-by-step method:

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Centigrade or 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Grease and flour a 9-inch round baking pan or line with aluminum foil and then grease and flour as I have done.
  • Deseed and chop the dates.  Soak in just enough water for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Measure all the ingredients and keep ready.

CAKE INGREDIENTS

  • In a mixing bowl, beat oil and sugar with a spoon or fork.

OIL AND SUGAR

  •  Sieve all purpose flour, salt and soda.
  • Add this along with the whole wheat flour to the oil and sugar mix.  Mix again.

with flour and oil

  • Stir in the chopped dates along with the water.
  • Mix in the chopped cashew nuts.

after adding nuts

  • Pour or spoon into the greased baking pan and level with a spoon.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the center of the cake, comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and place the pan on a cooling rack.

cake on rack

 

  • After 10 minutes, remove from the pan and cool completely.
  • Enjoy with tea or coffee or with a scoop of your favorite ice cream!!
  • Store in an airtight container.

Note:

  1. Any type of nuts can be used in the place of walnuts or cashew nuts.
  2. The cake is so moist, you can use only whole wheat flour and it will not affect the texture too much.
  3. I have not added any flavoring as we do not like the smell of the dates to be overpowered by any other flavor.  If you prefer, you can either add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract/essence or 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder.

 

3 comments

    • curryandvanilla says:

      Thank you Vidhya!! I love baking and nowadays I am veering more towards eggless bakes. I have made this cake umpteen times and now with the new blog, decided it is time to share it!!

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