date cake recipe | date walnut cake | eggless date and walnut loaf

date cake recipe | date walnut cake | eggless date and walnut loaf with detailed photo and video recipe. a traditional dark loaf cake typically made with plain flour mixed with dates and topped with walnuts. it is generally made during christmas celebrations but can also be served as an evening snack. it is generally made with plain flour, but in this recipe, i have used wheat flour as a healthy alternative.
date walnut cakedate cake recipe | date walnut cake | eggless date and walnut loaf with step by step photo and video recipe. cake recipes are pretty common, especially during the christmas celebrations. the most common recipe made during that time is fruit plum cake made with grape juice and mixed berries. but the other common recipe is date and walnut cake which shares the same texture and taste, yet much simpler to bake.

as i previously mentioned, date cake or date walnut cake is a traditional cake recipe. it is specially made during the christmas celebrations particularly in britan and other parts of europe. in addition, it is also made and served during the thanksgiving celebrations in america. moreover, it is generally made with mild sweetness and hence can be consumed as an evening snack with a cup of tea or perhaps even for morning breakfast. further, the cake is baked in a loaf as compared to other cake recipes which are generally round or square in shape. this makes it ideal for sharing and serving with friends and family made during the festival celebrations.

date cake recipe

the recipes for date walnut cake is extremely simple, yet some tips and suggestions while baking it. firstly, in this recipe, i have used wheat flour which brings the healthy alternative to this recipe. but if you need an authentic taste, use plain flour or also known as maida flour. secondly, i have added olive oil as a replacement to butter while preparing the cake batter. adding butter makes it more flavoured but hardens when cooled. hence you may have to warm it before serving to make it soft. lastly, you can experiment the recipe by adding dry fruits or even grape/wine juices. this should make it very similar to the christmas fruit cake.

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date cake recipe | date walnut cake | eggless date and walnut loaf

4.48 from 19 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: cake
Cuisine: international
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easy date cake recipe | date walnut cake | eggless date and walnut loaf

Ingredients

for soaking:

  • 2 cup (300 gm) dates / khajur
  • 1 cup (255 ml) milk, hot

for cake batter:

  • ¾ cup (190 ml) olive oil
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) curd / yogurt
  • 2 cup (260 gm) wheat flour / atta
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup (60 gm) walnuts
  • 5 dates / khajur, chopped

Instructions

  • take the blended dates paste in a large mixing bowl.
  • add in ¾ cup olive oil and ¼ cup curd.
  • blend well until the mixture is well combined.
  • place the sieve and add 2 cup wheat flour, 1 tsp baking powder and ½ tsp baking soda.
  • blend and mix well until the mixture is combined.
  • further, add ½ cup walnuts and 5 dates.
  • mix by combining using the cut and fold method.
  • transfer the batter to the cake tray or bread mould.
  • pat the tray twice to remove the air incorporated into the batter.
  • top with more walnuts to make it look more attractive.
  • place the cake tray into the preheated oven. bake the cake at 180 degree celsius or 356 degrees fahrenheit for 45 minutes.
  • finally, serve the dates cake or store in an airtight container.

how to make date cake with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a small bowl take 2 cup dates and soak in 1 cup milk for 30 minutes.
    date cake recipe
  2. blend to smooth paste adding milk as required.
    date cake recipe
  3. now take the blended dates paste in a large mixing bowl.
    date cake recipe
  4. add in ¾ cup olive oil and ¼ cup curd.
    date walnut cake
  5. blend well until the mixture is well combined.
    date cake recipe
  6. place the sieve and add 2 cup wheat flour, 1 tsp baking powder and ½ tsp baking soda.
    date walnut cake
  7. blend and mix well until the mixture is combined.
    date walnut cake
  8. add ½ cup milk and prepare a smooth cake batter.
    date walnut cake
  9. further, add ½ cup walnuts and 5 dates.
    date walnut cake
  10. mix by combining using the cut and fold method.
    eggless date and walnut loaf
  11. do not over mix, as the cake will turn rubbery.
    eggless date and walnut loaf
  12. transfer the batter to the cake tray or bread mould. make sure to grease the mould and place a butter paper at the bottom to avoid sticking. i have used bread loaf pan from smith+nobel – 21x11cm.
    eggless date and walnut loaf
  13. pat the tray twice to remove the air incorporated into the batter.
    eggless date and walnut loaf
  14. top with more walnuts to make it look more attractive.
    eggless date and walnut loaf
  15. place the cake tray into the preheated oven. bake the cake at 180 degree celsius or 356 degrees fahrenheit for 45 minutes.
    date cake recipe
  16. or bake till the toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    date cake recipe
  17. further, allow the cake to cool completely and later cut into thick slices and serve.
    date cake recipe
  18. finally, serve the dates cake or store in an airtight container.
    date cake recipe

notes:

  • firstly, use butter / any neutral flavoured oil if you do not want to use olive oil.
  • also, if you prefer more sweetness the add ¼ cup of brown sugar/sugar.
  • additionally, adding dry fruits are to your choice.
  • furthermore, if you are vegan then replace curd with water and add 1 tsp vinegar.
  • finally, dates cake recipe is healthy can be had for morning breakfast.
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