Eggless Butterless Dates Cake | Dates Tea Cake Recipe

Baked these cute little heart cake for this valentine's day to surprise my dear Hus. I should probably say one of the most easiest, mess-free, super quick cake. This reminds me baking banana cake. I always love to bake banana cake with walnuts. May be it is ease of preparation, ingredients seemingly always on hand,  the satisfying and great smelling cake out of the oven after so little effort.

My Hus loves cakes that are free from lots of butter and cream frosting. So I nailed to bake dates cake for the very first time with little nervous, because wanted to try something eggless and butterless. Like bananas, dates are a delicious addition to the cake. It provides moisture and sweetness to the cake, yielding a perfect cake. This little piece of cake welcomes with a glass of milk or cup of hot tea.


Preparation & Cooking Time : 1 hour 

Setting time: 1 hour

Yield :Serves 4-6


Pitted Dates - 20(i used brown dates)
Hot Milk - 3/4th cup
Refined Oil - 1/4 cup
Maida / All Purpose Flour - 1 cup
Baking Soda - 1tsp
Baking powder - 1/2tsp
Sugar -  1/2 cup


  1. First grind the pitted dates to little coarse paste. 
  2. Mix milk, dates paste, sugar and oil. Keep aside for an hour. After an hour, whisk it becomes smooth consistency.
  3. Fold the flour with the prepared mixture until reaches smooth texture.  If you want to add nuts, use it here. I did not add any nuts. 
  4. Line the cake pan with butter paper or parchment paper. Pour the batter and tap gently to spread evenly. Pre-heat the oven for 10 minutes. Place the cake pan in the oven tray. Keep the tray in the center of the oven. Bake in preheated oven at 180 C for 45 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes insert a tooth-pick and test check. If the tooth-pick comes out clean,  then the cake is done. If the batter sticks to the tooth-pick, put back to the oven, bake for another 10-15 minutes.
  6. Cool on a wire rack. Serve it. 
  7. The cake tastes even better the next day. It stays good for 3-4 days. No need to refrigerate.



    • It's optional to grind the dates, or you can roughly chop before adding in milk. It depends on how dates should taste in cake. Whatever it is, dates gives nice brown color to the cake like fruit cake.
    • Hot milk helps sugar to dissolve faster and makes dates softer.
    • The cake stays good for 3-4 days. Enjoy as many you want....

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    Unknown said...

    Loved ur presentation.

    wow... looks nice and soft...

    This look super soft and yummy cake

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