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

93 comments:

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

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

    Ongoing event holi Hai @ My Cook Book

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

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

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  5. yummy cake....


    http://preeti-kitchen.blogspot.in/

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

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

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

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

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  10. Very healthy cake recipe..nice one

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

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

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

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

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  15. 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!

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


    ¡¡besos¡¡

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

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  18. 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

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

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  20. Thumbs up to the healthy eggless recipe!

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  21. good one..it has come so perfect..

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  22. absolutely yummy cake..


    Please be a part of the Just "4" Fun event.

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

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  24. Eggless softy delicious date cakes...

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  25. Dates and jaggery - a wonderful combo.

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

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  27. THis is really interesting. HEy all this is heli from http://www.heliscookbook.com/. I hereby invite you all to join my web page

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  28. Eggless cake sounds yummy!

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

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

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

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  32. Looks so delicious and I love the healthy spin!

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

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

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  35. 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!

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  36. 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!

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  37. 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!!!

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  38. 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!!!

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  39. 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

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

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  41. 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.

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  42. 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.

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  43. 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

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  44. 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

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  45. Hi aarthi, can v giv this cake to my 1year old kid?

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  46. Hi aarthi, yesterday itried ur receipe it was very soft initialy I simply covered it with plate n kept outside after some time center portion of cake became hard wat l be the reason?

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  47. Hi aarthi,

    Do we need to use boiled milk for soaking the dates.or can we use the uncoiled milk .thanks in advance .

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  48. @AarthiThanks for the prompt reply.
    I have tried this recipe it came out very well .my hubby & friends liked it .i have added few dry fruits to the recipe .

    Thank u so much .as it was my first cake that I have baked in my oven.i am just a beginner in baking ..👍❤️

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  49. Hi aarthi I have a query I. Saw ur oats brownie's recipe and also tried. It it came out very well.so. Cann I use half amount of milk and half amount of yoghurt in this recipe actually I want to reduce the amount of oil.
    Means an. I use 100ml milk and 80mml. Yoghurt.and only 2tbsp. Oil..plz reply

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  50. Can fresh cream be used instead of butter and oil? Any alternative for baking soda?

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  51. @RK..no sub for butter, it keeps it soft and moist. And no sub for baking soda as well

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  52. Hi.. Can i use walnuts instead of dates. Also if i use sugar wil tat b same amount as jaggery.. Tia.. Payal

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  53. @Anonymous yes u can, but dates should be added in the making puree. And yes same amount of sugar

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  54. Hi Aarthi, Can this be done in pressure cooker? And what would be the baking time?

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  55. @Anonymoussame time may be a little more in pressure cooker

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  56. Can this cake be made in microwave oven?? If so pls specify the time duration it needs to be baked.

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  57. Can it be made in microwave oven???

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  58. @Anonymousif u have convection mode u can make

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  59. Is baking powder not required?

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  60. Hi... I want to use oil instead of butter.. how much oil should I add? same as that of butter?

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  61. Hi sugar can be put in place of jaggery n how much qty of sugar?

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  62. Hello aarthi. Tried the cake. Turned out to be super yummy. Everyone loved it.I have to make it again, but a bigger cake. In order to double the quantity of the cake,should I double all the ingredients? Will this quantity cake made in the same tin pan?
    Thanks in advance.

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  63. @Shenaz Gyes double all the ingredients. use a bigger pan too

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  64. Hi Aarthi!! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes. Have a doubt... can i use baking powder instead of baking soda for this recipe?? Thank you and God bless you.!!

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  65. @Anonymousno u cannot sub baking powder for soda

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  66. Hi..my daughter has milk allergy..can I soak the dates in water instead..tia

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  67. Hi Aarthi, I have some dates syrup with me can I use that instead of jaggery? Can u tell me how much of dates syrup I must use for this receipe

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