Thursday, 10 September 2015

EGGLESS DATES AND WALNUT CUPCAKES

#Edited- This recipe was featured as the best recipe at-http://etspeaksfromhome.co.uk/2015/10/tuesday-tutorials-2015-week-40.html

# Edited:- This recipe was published in the local newspaper "Here's the Scoop"on 16th October 2015



This recipe is suitable for vegans.


When I talk about egg-less cakes, I remember one interesting incidence – when my daughter-in-law was studying in a university in South Africa few years ago, she was staying in a students hostel. One day she was craving for cake (she dose not eat egg), so she went to a nearby bakery to buy the egg-less cake. When she asked the lady at the counter, “Do you have egg-less cake”, the lady gave a strange look at her and said, “I don’t think we can make cakes without egg.” My daughter-in-law was really disappointed. Then she called me and told me that, in her next visit, she will eat cake at home.


I am surprised that in this era of Google and Internet, some people are still thinking that cakes can not be made without egg. So for them, the answer is cake can easily be made without eggs, and many varieties of cakes can be made.


In my original recipe of dates and walnut cake, which I got from one of my friends long time ago I soak dates in milk overnight. But this time, when I wanted to make this cake, by mistake I soaked them in water. This morning when I wanted to bake the cake, I realized my mistake, and thought “ Oh no! What should I do now”.Then I got the idea and rushed and checked on the internet another recipe. Even in this recipe, there was water plus milk, which I changed it to only water because I wanted to use all the soaked water with dates so that the nutrients should remain in the water.


This is a healthy cake because of its ingredients. Apart from dates and walnuts, I have used honey instead of sugar. In this recipe, there is no egg, as I mentioned earlier, I am totally vegetarian and I do not use any meat or egg in my kitchen.


Original recipe  with minor changes from -vegrecipesofindia

Recipe

INGREDIENTS
  • 20 dates
  • 2 cup all whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 5 tbs honey( Vegans use any alternative sugar)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp soda bi carb
  • ½ cup walnut pieces
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • pinch salt
Method

  • Wash and remove the seeds of dates.
  • Add water in dates and put it in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  • When cool, make a smooth paste in a blender, add honey and oil and mix well.
  • Sieve flour and baking powder, add slowly in wet paste of dates, one tablespoon at a time and mix well
  • Add walnuts and fold into the batter.
  • Fill cupcakes tray up to ¾ level.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees C/390 F and cook for 30-35 minutes till the toothpick comes out clean form the cupcake.




54 comments:

  1. Dates walnut cupcakes looks delicious..well made!!

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  2. These look delish! Thanks for sharing at #FoodandFitnessFriday!

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  3. Hi Sadhna,
    Looks delicious and so healthy. I love the idea of using the dates and all the other spices. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

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  4. I've seen a few eggless cakes around but I've never tried baking one, I'm amazed at how well these have risen without the inclusion of egg - very impressive. There definitely seems to be a move at the moment toward more baking without refined sugar so I'd imagine that this'll be a popular recipe, the cakes certainly look delicious.

    Thanks for joining #FoodYearLinkup x

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    1. Thanks Charlotte for your comment, you can try egg less cake, they are very tasty and easy to make.

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  5. Looks so moist and beautiful dear!

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  6. I like the mix of honey and walnuts! So savory.

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  7. This is amazing Sadhna, I am embarrassed to say that I did not know you could make cakes without eggs either. Interesting, and I bet they taste wonderful.....especially with all those dates! Thank you for sharing with us!

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    1. Thanks for your comment Tina. you can easily make egg less cakes very healthy and tasty, give a try.

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  8. Really interesting recipe! I have not cooked with dates yet and these look really good. Thanks for linking up with us today

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  9. It is true that a few years back to find an eggless cake in a bakery in India was not a very common thing. But today the scenario us completely different. There is one eggless version for each version of cake made with eggs. I loved your eggless date and walnut cake. Has got me salivating reading the post and looking at the pictures. Yummmmm.

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  10. Very yummy with the richness of dry fruits!!

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  11. What a wonderfully delicious looking muffin! One of these for breakfast would definitely keep me going.

    Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesdays link up. Hope to see you back next week.

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  12. I love the combination of dates and walnuts, these cupcakes sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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  13. Your cupcakes sound delicious, Sadhna! I love dates and walnuts together too, especially this time of year. Pinned and shared. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop

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  14. Sadhna, these sound delicious, dates are so good for you too. And I love the sweet flavor. Pinning to try, thanks for sharing!

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  15. What a yummy lovely cupcakes!
    I think most of the bakery shop still not selling egg free or gluten free cake as they had been in this industry for ages and totally ignore it.
    Thank you for sharing it with us #pintorials

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    1. Thanks Eileen, you are right hardly we see egg less cakes in the shops.

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  16. love eggless cupcakes. I love date cake or muffins.

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    1. Thanks Mayuri, glad to know that you love egg less cake.

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  17. These sound like a nice healthy breakfast muffin, I'm always looking for healthy quick breakfast ideas as I'm always pushed for time in the morning! Thanks for sharing! And it's lovely to have you join in with #frifree4all :-)

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  18. We love dates, and I love baking with dates. These cupcakes look wonderful :) Yes - it's hard to believe they contain no eggs :)

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    1. Thanks Winnie, yes they are egg less, you can give a try.

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  19. This looks perfect for a great breakfast on the go!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things Link Party!! Come back again!! Pinned!

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  20. Your Cup Cakes look fantastic, I love the combination of flavors for this cake. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, and hope you have a great day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  21. Dates and Walnuts always pair in for a good combo of taste, and being egg less, this cake it just spectacular...

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  22. Hi Sadhna, your cupcakes sound not only wonderful but would make a very healthy snack! I love the combination of dates, walnuts and honey! Thank you for sharing at #OMHGWW, hope to see you again next week! Pinned and shared! I can not wait to try them! =)

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    1. Thanks very much Christine for pinning and sharing and for your comment. I will see you next week.

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  23. These sound lovely! I love using dates in baking x #CookBlogShare

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  24. These sound absolutely delicious! LOVE the sound of dates and walnuts, what a fantastic combination and perfectly moist spongy cupcake :-)
    Thank you for linking to #CookBlogShare

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  25. What a great recipe for those that don't eat eggs and for everyone to enjoy! Thanks for entering into Treat Petite.

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