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Hope everyone had wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, the most awaited holiday for beautiful trips and lots of get together.  Coming to the recipe, this eggless dates and nut cake is very simple to make and it’s very very moist with very basic ingredients.  You can make this as big Bundt, small bundts, mini cupcakes and frost it with chocolate ganache or nutella, make it as a cake loaf and enjoy the way you like. 

Eggless Dates Cake

Yields - 3 mini bundts


All purpose flour -  1 cup
Butter - 5 tbsp
Sugar - 5 tbsp
Yogurt - 3 tbsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp 
Baking soda -  1/4 tsp                           
Chopped Dates - 3/4 cup
Water - 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp
Walnut - 1/4 cup chopped (optional)      

Method :       

1. Preheat the oven 350F.
2. Combine dates, water and soda in bowl, cover, stand overnight or minimum of 2 hrs to soften the dates
3. Grease cake tin and dust with the flour.
3. Cream the butter and sugar in a small bowl until light and fluffy.
4. Add sour cream and mix well.
5. Stir in half the sifted flour and half of undrained date mixture; repeat the same with the          remaining flour and dates.  If you are adding nuts add at this stage.Whisk well.
6. Scoop 3/4th to the pan.
7. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes until the toothpick comes out clean. Stand 5 minutes before turning on to wire rack to cool.


1. If you are using cupcake pan then it yields 6 to 8 cupcakes.
2. You can use nutella or chocolate ganache for frosting.

lata raja  – (November 29, 2011 at 10:53 AM)  

i was wondering how many would this yield as cup cakes and you have noted that too...thanks for a nice recipe Pavithra. Will soon try with the cup cake pan!

Aarthi  – (November 29, 2011 at 11:09 AM)  

wow..what a wonderful cake..Love the idea that it is eggless

Reva  – (November 29, 2011 at 12:02 PM)  

Wow... Pavithra I am lost for words... Everything about this recipe is beautiful... I love the mini cake version, looks so cute...:)
The pics are just wonderful and personally I love dates...:)
Girl, U ROCK..:)))

Sarah Naveen  – (November 29, 2011 at 12:22 PM)  

Amazing Amazing clicks Dear!!!! totally loved it

Savi-Ruchi  – (November 29, 2011 at 12:32 PM)  

wow! I am short of words. Beautiful.

Priya Suresh  – (November 29, 2011 at 1:24 PM)  

Looks absolutely fabulous,those cute looking mini bundt cakes tempt sme a lot.

Nandita SS  – (November 29, 2011 at 3:00 PM)  

Wow!!! The cake looks real cute. Stunning presentation and photography as usual :)

San  – (November 29, 2011 at 3:12 PM)  

Mind blowing bundt cake pavi. Loved the ganache n can imagine its taste on seeing the amazing pics.

Unknown  – (November 29, 2011 at 4:15 PM)  

I really must get some mini budnt pans. These look amazing!

divya  – (November 29, 2011 at 4:28 PM)  

Slurp,salivating here, irresistible cake....

chef and her kitchen  – (November 29, 2011 at 11:03 PM)  

love this dates cake and I too make this often..looks delicious...

Unknown  – (November 30, 2011 at 12:39 AM)  

Soft, moist and flavourful cake....yummy

Prathima Rao  – (November 30, 2011 at 1:04 AM)  

Moist & super yummy & so well explained!!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Unknown  – (November 30, 2011 at 4:40 AM)  

this is really interesting just jump from one blog to another and I got interested on your eggless date...this is really scrumptious.

MyFudo™  – (November 30, 2011 at 4:44 AM)  

I love your recipe and your detailed instructions with pictures...I don't have mini bundt containers so I think I will have the mini muffin version of this treat. Thanks for sharing!

Raks  – (November 30, 2011 at 8:39 AM)  

Mini cakes looks perfect,loved the recipe and the step wise tutorial too pavi..

Aruna Manikandan  – (December 1, 2011 at 1:58 AM)  

looks so delectable
bookmarked it :)

Zareena  – (December 2, 2011 at 3:00 AM)  

Looks very moist and soft. Very helpful step by step pics. Bookmarked..

Cooking Rookie  – (December 5, 2011 at 11:43 PM)  

Beautiful cakes! Looking at the crumb I would never have imagined that they are eggless. And I have all the ingredients (except for the bundt pans), so I think I will be making them to try what they taste like :-) Thanks!

Archana  – (December 9, 2011 at 10:07 AM)  

Wow so delicious. I wish eat some right now.

Kavi  – (December 11, 2011 at 11:43 AM)  

wow.. this is beyond amazing! Really fantastic!

Would love to include it in my event. If possible, please go through the rules of my event > Jingle All The Way and link your post there.

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anjana  – (December 11, 2011 at 1:02 PM)  

Looks absolutely amazing!very soft,moist and flavourful cake.I am bookmarking this..

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