Eggless Wholewheat Dates Cake

I guess blogging everyday puts such a mental strain, that sometimes I wonder what to put down at the beginning of each blog post. Seriously, I am blogging at such a mad pace only to finish off the amount of drafts I have in my list. You may be wondering, “What’s wrong with her? She has a lot of drafts, so she should relax!” Yes, I wish I could but sometimes when I look at the dates that I have saved certain drafts, it does come with a huge shock to me as to how long it takes for what I have cooked to appear on the blog.


For example, the time this cake was baked… never mind, I don’t think I have to dwell on it. It was one of my sneak bakes when D and umma had gone for their medical check ups. When she came back, she saw the cake on the cooling rack and was a bit upset. She does not mind small cakes, but then this one was quite huge as per her! And as it normally happens, before we can even enjoy a nice big slice, guests come in and take away a huge chunk of the cake leaving us only leftovers and craving for more! Exactly what had happened with the Banana Crumbs Cake that I had baked… hehe… At least then umma feels satisfied that the whole lot of “sweet” did not land up only in our tummies… But I must say that this is a guilt free cake, with wholewheat and the goodness of dates, and hardly any ingredients to make it. My first bake with dates, this is and definitely going to be a repeat feature…  Recipe adapted from here



Eggless Wholewheat Dates Cake

Course Cake
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 6 hours
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 -10
Author Rafeeda


  • 30 dates pitted and chopped
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups wholewheat flour aatta
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  • Soak the dates in milk for at least 6 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 inch pan well. Set aside.
  • Mix the wholewheat flour and soda in a bowl.
  • Grind the dates, milk and sugar to a smooth paste. Empty into a bowl.
  • Whisk in the oil till well combined. Sift in the dry ingredients and mix with a whisk till smooth and no lumps are formed. Pour into the prepared tin.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or till skewer comes out clean. Cool in the tin for sometime.
  • Then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. Slice and enjoy this guiltless pleasure...


Adjust the sugar as per the sweetness of the dates.
You can add nuts for some additional crunch, which I didn't add.

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  1. Cake very very tasty…cake with wholewheat flour thats really great…healthy cake 🙂
    Me too staking recipes in draft and most of the time I forget that.

    1. Thank you so much Resna… 🙂

  2. very tasty cake healthy too

    1. Thank you so much Veena…

  3. The cake looks scrumptious. I really envy you for the number of drafts you have…I don't have even one 🙂 Its almost always, cook, click and post for me

    1. Thank you so much Kaveri… I would love to move on to that kind of a stage, with minimal drafts… 🙂

  4. Delicious healthy cake

    1. Thank you so much Beena…

  5. looks so delicious..I have never tried dates cake with whole-wheat and will try soon!

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  6. ur kiddos are so lucky.. u bake so many yummies …

    1. More than them, we eat, Smitha!!! They prefer more chocolate than anything else…

  7. Wow, looks so healthy!! i sure am going to try it.

    1. Thank you so much Pankthi…

  8. healthy and yummy, soft, moist cake.

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  9. I have lots of pending recipes, places I've travelled too, food ventures etc etc. But it boils down to time, time and more time. You're doing fine. I've been searching lots of lovely recipes. This is a beautiful cake and definitely something I can try too. Can I try with normal flour? Not really comfortable with wholewheat though its healthier.

    1. Even I have loads to try as well!!! Hope to finish off in time to be less in drafts… you could replace with normal flour for sure, it would taste better though not as healtheir… thanks a lot, Nava…

    1. Thank you so much Preeti… 🙂

  10. Hi Rafeeda, your dated cake look very delightful. The texture look very moist and soft. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a nice day ahead, regards.

    1. Thank you so much Amelia…

  11. cake looks delicious. I used to over do the blogging bit my self, but now I try to relax a bit and post only twice a week , that way its easier to catch up with blog buddies 🙂 .

    1. That's the way I would love to work on the blog as well, but after I finish off all the drafts that is… 🙂 Thanks a lot, Nammi…

  12. I know what you mean about opening a post, I actually just put my intro in last since it's hard to start-up. And what are you talking about, Rafee, you are so productive, I don't see any slacker in you. My pictures are always in backlog, it's always so far out between actually recipe and posting. On another note, I love the idea of wholewheat and dates. Sounds and looks delicious.

    1. Your intros are mind-blowing, Tisa… I can never beat you on your awesome vocabulary for sure! Thanks a lot dear…

  13. very healthy bake dear..yumm:)

    1. Thank you so much Julie… 🙂

  14. Healthy and a yummy one

    1. Thank you so much Sebeena…

  15. Come on sis, you can post every day, dont u want to clear ur drafts.. Cake looks prefect for evening guilt free snacking.

    1. I am posting almost everyday… apart from Fridays and some Saturdays but still just keeps growing… hehe… thanks a lot akka…

  16. cake looks so delish …i have never tried wholewheat cake ..looking at yours ..i feel i should try one soon..

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  17. Looks amazing. I love baking with dates. You should try the sticky toffee pudding cake sometime.

    1. That's one on my never ending to-do list, dear Aiza… hopefully I should try… thanks a lot…

  18. Moist and yummy cake,love the texture.

    1. Thank you so much Suja…

  19. Cake look super moist and really very healthy.. wish i can taste it. Will surely try out. Even i have over 150 recipes in my draft..
    My todays post is a cake which i did in oct 12. Lol.

    1. Waaat… 150 drafts??? :0 If that's the case, I am much better! Hehe… thanks a lot Suhaina…

  20. Even though I'm not putting posts frequently, I too feel the same dilemma….of "how to start…..". But urs are so spontaneous and has liveliness in the write ups…..Keep going….and the cake looks sooo yummy with the good healthy twist of using whole wheat in it……….

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words always, Remya…

    1. Thank you so much Shobana…

  21. Wholewheat and dates, wow, that's really healthy! Should try out! It looks so soft and spongy.

    1. Thank you so much dears…

  22. Sure a guilt free cake…looks moist and spongy.

    1. Thank you so much Anu…

  23. Wow such a healthy and delicious cake, looks soft and yummy!

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

  24. wow very healthy ….yummy ..looking lovely

    1. Thank you so much dear…

  25. must try recipe healthy yummy cake.. love the dates cake 😉 i want pizza and cake both hehe

    1. U can have both!!! Thanks a lot Monu…

  26. u r so regular with posts and still u have so many drafts … u r a super woman I say.. I need to learn from u… I delay my post so much that I have so many drafts but still I need a push to upload the pic and write that little note that goes on top of every post… I just run out of words I guess.

    The cake looks so healthy, yummy and delicious..

    1. Just trying to manage Anupa… I really hate those drafts sitting in there, but then the more I am desperate to clear, the more they keep piling up… hehe… thanks a lot dear…

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