This eggless date cake recipe is easy to make. Dates are very nutritious and this is another way to add dates to your diet.
Dates are known as khajoor in Indian languages. Dates are considered super foods and are consumed to give strength and stamina.
Dates are available in many varieties, different qualities, seedless or with seeds, very juicy or less juicy etc. The prices vary according to variety. Dried dates and dried date powder is also available.
Date syrup is a healthy natural sweetener used in many recipes.
Dates have both medicinal and nutritional value in our diet.
Dates / khajoor are consumed as they are and also used in recipes such as this khajoor cake, khajoor kheer etc.
My family couldn't wait till the cake
was cool and for taking pictures. You can see the cut marks in the image.
Step by step instructions to make date cake:
11. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
12. Test the doneness of the cake at 35 minutes by inserting a knife
in the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is done.
13. Switch the oven off and leave the cake in the oven for another 5 minutes.
14. Remove the cake pan from the oven. Cool a little.
15. Loosen the edges with a knife. Place a plate on the top and turn the pan upside down. Let cool for some time.
Date cake - Khajoor cake is ready to eat.
Decorate with icing if you wish. But this cake is good even without any icing.
Cut in wedges and serve warm or cold. Makes 8-10 pieces.
Tips and variations
Use juicy dates.
You may buy dates with seeds and remove seeds before using them.