Hey guys... Wish you all a very Happy New Year!!

With new resolutions, new hopes, new ideas and new experiments starts another year!

Suddenly on new years eve I came up with the idea of trying my hand at baking. This recipe is what my cousin uses...So Radhika, here I post your Eggless Dates Cake recipe!


Dates: 18 nos.
Milk: 3/4 cup
Sugar: 3/4 cup
All purpose flour: 1 cup
Oil (preferably canola): 1/2 cup
Baking soda: 1 tsp
cashews/walnuts crushed: 1 tblspn


If the dates are not deseeded/pitted, Soak the dates in warm milk overnight and remove the seeds. Add the sugar and grind the dates into a smooth paste using the milk used for soaking them. Add oil and mix. Sieve the flour and baking soda, add to the ground mixture one table spoon at a time and mix well. Add the nuts and mix.

Preheat oven to 350F and bake the cake in a greased baking dish for 30-40 mins.
To check if the cake is done, insert a knife at the centre of the cake and it should come out clean.

I tried the buttercream icing too. I had to manage the coloring with whatever I had that day and the color combination was not very satisfactory, but the taste was fine and everyone loved it.

For the icing, I used:

Butter: 1/2 cup
Confectioners Sugar: 3 cups
Vanilla extract: 1tsp
Milk: 2 tblspns

Mix all the ingredients except milk and blend with a hand blender.
Seperate this into portions needed for different colors.
Add the coloring and change the consistency by using milk as required (for spreading or decorating)

Corn syrup can be used in place of milk for dilution.

Ciao till next time...Have Fun! Vidya.