Dates and Cashew CakeĀ (vegan)

February 16, 2017
8 Ratings
Photo by Vanitha
  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Makes One 9-inch Cake
Author Notes

Date and cashew cake is a super moist, soft and delicious, healthy eggless cake, dotted with bits of nutritious date and cashew pieces throughout, made totally vegan (with no butter or milk products) and with whole wheat flour —Vanitha

What You'll Need
  • 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Chopped cashew nuts
  • pinch Salt
  • 1 cup Chopped Dates
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Centigrade or 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour a 9-inch round baking pan or line with aluminum foil and then grease and flour.
  2. Deseed and chop the dates. Soak in just enough water for 30 minutes to an hour. In a mixing bowl, beat oil and sugar with a spoon or fork. Sieve all purpose flour, salt and soda. Add this along with the whole wheat flour to the oil and sugar mix. Mix again. Stir in the chopped dates along with the water.
  3. Mix in the chopped cashew nuts. Pour or spoon into the greased baking pan and level with a spoon. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the center of the cake, comes out clean.
  4. Any type of nuts can be used in the place of cashew nuts. The cake is so moist, you can use only whole wheat flour and it will not affect the texture too much.
  5. I have not added any flavoring as we do not like the smell of the dates to be overpowered by any other flavor. If you prefer, you can either add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract/essence or 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
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1 Review

Jess R. November 18, 2021
This exceeded expectations! Nicely balanced taste; will definitely join our regular rotation of recipes.