Monday, July 2, 2012

Vegan dates cake

This cake is free of  dairy items and baked with water, I wondered how will it taste. So want to try for a long time. The cake turned out so good. Dates and brown sugar gives nice color for this cake. If you like, add walnuts or any nuts of your choice. If adding white sugar reduce the sugar.


Recipe adapted from here

Ingredients:
  • All purpose flour – 2 cups
  • Baking soda – 2 tsp
  • Brown sugar – 1.25 cups 
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – 1.5 tsp
  • Dates – 1 cup 
  • Raisins - 1/4 cup
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Vegetable oil – 1/2 cup 


Method:

Sieve all purpose flour and baking soda twice and keep aside.

In a sauce pan add sugar, dates, raisins,cinnamon powder,salt,water and vegetable oil and heat in a medium flame. When you see the bubbles turn to low flame and let it boil for 20 minutes. When boiling the cinnamon flavor will be divine.

Let it cool completely.( I did this a day before and made it to cool overnight and baked in the morning). After it cools down, Mix the flour little by little. Bake it in 375 deg F  for 30 to 40 minutes or when a tooth pick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Note:

  • If water is reduced more, try reducing the flour. Make sure it is not too tight. 

40 comments:

PT said...

looks very spongy and color is too good..

Rekha said...

Wow beautifully done, looks catchy and yummy.. Cant wait to make some...
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Vimitha Anand said...

Oh dear that cake looks so inviting and fabulous... Falling in love with the color

Julie said...

Interesting & yummy cake..we all love dates cake,I had posted sometime back!
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Priya said...

Omg, cake looks super moist, addictive and divine.

Nisha said...

Wonderful!

Prathima Rao said...

Beautiful looking, moist & super tempting cake!!
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Radhika said...

Anu, the slices look so yummy. I too had the same doubt but I'm sure your doubts must have been cleared by now.
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Hema said...

Looks superb, reminds me of plum cake..

faseela said...

yummy n perfect cake.....

Sangeetha said...

Delicious cake,looks so soft n delicious...inviting pics!!
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Richa said...

That is a gorgeous color.

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

Lovely cake!

Srimathi said...

A very moist and perfect slice of cake. I saw a show where they said oil goes better with chocolate than butter.

Apu said...

Yumm! Looks superb!

jeyashrisuresh said...

That looks soft and moist, I always love the addition of dates in baking

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

A beautiful bake...Love the ingredients that went into it

Spice up the Curry said...

looks very good... yumm

Jyoti said...

this one is super tempting.. I have tried making egg less dates and chocolate cake.. but would like to see how this vegan cake turns out.. bookmarked

Alida said...

I love this dates cake! looks really good.

Amritha said...

This looks really nice anu!!

kitchen flavours said...

Looks moist and soft! Great bake!

Chitra said...

Looks delicious n spongy..

Chandrani said...

Cake looks spongy and delicous.

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Ganga Sreekanth said...

That's extremely tempting.....bookmarked

Sayantani said...

looks really good.

Vineetha said...

delicious clicks..the dark colour of the cake is so inviting :)

Shabbu said...

perfect and delicious cake..
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Supriya's Rasoi said...

Hi Anu first time here. The cake looks very inviting. Glad to follow you do visit my space in ur free time.

ashok said...

wow..looks yummy!

Kavi said...

Wow Anu! What an amazing job! I'm spell bound just looking @ the 1st pic! who says vegan food is not tasty?! :D

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Looks beautiful and lovely texture of cake

Anonymous said...

This cake looked really cool, so I tried out the recipe today. The one thing I didn't like was that the cake tasted really doughy and flour-y. I think I'd use 1.25 to 1.5 cups of flour instead of two cups.

Anu said...

To Anonymous:

I used only 2 cups of flour. I wonder how it was hard for you. May be the boiling time of water you did was more, so the water would have reduced.

Fi Riches said...

Made the cake today - it is really yummy!

Anu said...

Thank you Fi Riches

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Non stick, Nutty and Sous chef said...
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Non stick, Nutty and Sous chef said...

I made the cake and all of us at home loved it! made it with hazelntus and caramel drizzled over the loaf: http://sweettoothcraving.blogspot.com/2012/08/hazelnut-date-cake-spiked-with-cinnamon.html
Looking fwd to making variations of it too! Thanks a bunch for sharing! :)

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