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Feb 7, 2012

Eggless Dates Cake with Whole Wheat Flour & Jaggery– Healthy Cake Recipes / Valentine Special Recipes


Are you a person who loves cake and afraid of eating it because you are concern of your waistline like me..Then try this cake it is very very healthy... This cake is made with wheat flour and instead of sugar I used jaggery in this..Both are very healthy for you..This is a healthier cake to celebrate your valentine..


Some people think that if you need to eat healthy foods then you have go on a tasteless diet…But the whole point about this cake is, you don't need to sacrifice flavour and taste to eat healthy..Another cool thing in this cake is it has dates in it, and you all know dates are good for you..So that is a bonus for you.


The reason why I used jaggery is , wheat and jaggery goes very well together..And I added some chopped up dates too..You can add any nuts of your choice..It  has some butter in it, but you could skip that and use some oil…


Hope you love it and let me know what you think..'

Ingrediants:

Wheat Flour – 1 cup / 120 grams
Milk- ¾ cup / 180 ml
Jaggery / Sarkarai – ¾ cup / 180 gms ( you can use sugar or brown sugar)
Butter – ½ cup / 125 ml melted ( you could use ghee or oil)
Baking Soda – 1 tsp
Dates – 12 pieces for grinding
Dates - 8 finely chopped

Method:

Preheat the oven at 180°C / 360°F. Butter a pan on all sides and dust it with wheat flour and tap away the excess flour..Set this aside for a moment.

Soak 12 pieces of dates in milk for about 15 mins. Now take this in the blender along with the milk and make into a fine puree.

Take butter and jaggery in a bowl and mix well. Add pureed dates and mix well.

Sift in wheat flour along with baking soda and fold well.

Now add in chopped dates and mix well.

Tip this mixture in the prepared tray and bake it for 30-35 mins or untill a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.

Let this cool down completely. Now remove this from the pan and cut into bars.

Serve this with a cup of chai.

Pictorial:

Take all your ingrediants
Soak Dates in milk
add it to the blender
and puree it
now take a bowl and a  wooden spoon
add melted butter in it
now add jaggery to it
and mix well
add pureed dates
now sift in wheat flour
along with baking soda
now fold gently
untill mixed
add chopped dates in this
and mix well
Prepare a tin
Pour the mixture in
and bake it
allow it to cool down
cut into squares

61 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy...my fav too

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...healthy version of cake....i too tried apple cake with wheat flour....will post it soon

Surabhi Nayak said... Best Blogger Tips

I do date cake but never tried it with Jaggery :)
Next tym I will surely try this...

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Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautifully made.. love the simple ingredients gone into it..

Kanan said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey I like adding date puree. Pictures are so good.

Preeti Garg said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy cake....


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Asiya @ Chocolate & Chillies said... Best Blogger Tips

Great cake! I love anything with dates :)

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect arthi. I love those cakes esp with jaggery. Sure 2 try

Sujana said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks really yummy! Thanks for the very detailed instructions and pictures, it's very helpful :) Following!

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a nice cake aarthi :) super healthy one! Healthy heart for a happy valentine :D

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

very healthy n yummy cake..u always kills me vth ur cakes n cookies.....

vrinda said... Best Blogger Tips

Very healthy cake recipe..nice one

Indulge said... Best Blogger Tips

I make this cake with brown sugar, chocolate and walnuts. Try this new variation which is loved by my kids.
Love Ash.

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, the cake looks too good Aarthi, send me a piece..

CaySera said... Best Blogger Tips

wow a yummy and healthy cake aarthi........thanks for sharing :)

Catherine said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Aarthi, This is a healthy and delicious dessert. That is a perfect combination. blessings, Catherine xo

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious.

Chelsea @ Naturally Sweet Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great recipe! This looks fantastic, love that there are no eggs. The dates bring so much flavor and sweetness I bet. THanks for sharing!

lola said... Best Blogger Tips

hummm que rica y no dudo que sea saludable, pero seguro que a la cintura se pega je,je.....


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sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious looking cake...loved it!!
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cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi Aarthy, how are you..yummy looking cake dear. can i have two slices for tea..thanks and have a nice day

kothiyavunu.com said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and yummy cake Aarthi.

Sumee said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow Aarthi.. that looks sooo moist and yummy.. And whole wheat too. Would love to have u over at my event.. http://sumeesculinary.blogspot.com/2012/01/announcing-bon-vivant-moments-1-sweet.html

Curry and Comfort said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely Healthy Cake!! Well done. :)

Amina Khaleel said... Best Blogger Tips

wow... healthy and delicious recipe... looks fabulous...

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delectable :)

Blackswan said... Best Blogger Tips

Thumbs up to the healthy eggless recipe!

Kalyani said... Best Blogger Tips

superb one Aarthi.. so healthy too.. DO link it my event if you wish !


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Poonam Borkar said... Best Blogger Tips

very healthy and yummy cake..superb!!
Kande Pohe

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

good one..it has come so perfect..

Rekha shoban said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect with cake!!

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

absolutely yummy cake..


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Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

Eggless date cake looks yummy..

@lekshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious and healthy cake..............

Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

Eggless softy delicious date cakes...

Jayashree said... Best Blogger Tips

Dates and jaggery - a wonderful combo.

Gayathri Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so soft ..Yummy .

Kitchen Flavours said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks very moist and yum....never added jaggery in cake...would love to try this...

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy n delicious cakes,luks yum...

Heli said... Best Blogger Tips

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J said... Best Blogger Tips

Eggless cake sounds yummy!

Purabi Naha said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect cake! looks so appetizing! http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks so good, yummy.

Helene Dsouza said... Best Blogger Tips

hi aarthi!
I love cakes with jaggery. Iam a total jaggery fan. XD
thx for sharing

vrinda said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice recipe..had tried with flour will try with wheat next time...

Cajunlicious said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so delicious and I love the healthy spin!

Anzz said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks lovely.. great post. Loved it..!

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Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy.

VineelaSiva said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect cake for any time dear.

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

i have never tasted cake with jaggery in it! looks nice

Curry and Comfort said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great eggless cake!! I hope you come by my blog and collect your award from 2-8. :)

Give love to life said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome recipe...Since tomorrow is a holiday, I am gonna try this recipe...came across your blog accidently...must say that it seems to be one honest blog...keep expressing!

Tessa said... Best Blogger Tips

My grandmother makes a date cake that is very popular with my father and his brothers (her boys). They are so good with just some whipped cream as a garnish. Thanks for this recipe!

Good Life said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks a ton Aarthi...guess what I followed what you said and voila the cake turned out to be super soft...Little "K" and "A" loved it
Thanks a lot!!!

MUBASHIRA said... Best Blogger Tips

I TRIED THIS TWO DAYS BACK AARTHI!!!!!!!!!!!!! TASTES REALLY GUD, BUT MY CAKE WAS VERY HARD!!! CAN U TELL ME WHY IT WAS LIKE THAT!!!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

can this cake be made in microwave using convection mode???? temperature and time would be same as glass bowl would be used in microwave??? plz help

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousI think everything will be the same..You can try it convection oven too

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi,

I tried your cake immediately after I came across the recipe :) I followed your recipe, and included dry fruits and nuts along with chopped dates and also added 1tbsp yogurt to make the batter a bit loose. The cake came out moist and soft. Hard to believe that it was made of whole wheat flour and no eggs :) Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Regards,
Gowri.

Shubha Satish said... Best Blogger Tips

Aaaah! Finally, I found it. God & Google are great. I had a similar idea, but really thinking hard of the outcome. Your steps and the result look too good to resist. I will definitely bookmark this and try.
I like to bake but avoid for many reasons.
1) Baking in oven requires so much energy and the bill!
2)Baking in microwave, tried it , but not good.
3) Almost all baked goodies use a lot of maida, sugar,butter Scary.
4) I prefer savory to sweets.

SindhuElango said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthy,
I am very glad to send my first baking version of ur healthier wheatflourDates mix. It really came out yummy.My hubby impressed a lot on my cake.As a newly married i followed up daily cooking from ur blog..everything result awesome.Thanks for ur recipe

Love,
SinduEla

Namrata Khandeparkar said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey .. I tried out this cake yesterday and I cudnt beliv that cake out of wheat flour and without eggs cud taste yummy. It was moist and yum. I also added cashews .. Ur receipes r the best