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18 July, 2014

clementine date cake (egg-free, sugar-free, whole wheat)

Comments : 37 Posted in : Desserts, eggless cakes, snack on by : apsara Tags: , , , ,


One simple cake with 2 main ingredients: oranges and date syrup. You don’t even need a blender or a mixer. Makes a nice fruity cake, perfect for a quick evening snack. I’m taking this over to join our friends over at Angie’s blog as we celebrate Fiesta Friday #25. Do check the link for great food ideas! Thank you, Hilda and Julianna for hosting this week’s party.

This is the first time I have used date syrup in a cake; it has the texture of molasses. If date syrup is not available, molasses could be used, instead.


clementine date cake

  • Servings: 8
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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whole wheat pastry flour- 1 1/2 cup; 204 g (atta/whole wheat flour flour works well too)

clementines- 4 peeled and chopped

butter- 1/4 cup (4 tbsp.)

Date syrup- 3/4 cup (I used Ziyad brand, from the Indian/International market)

baking powder- 2 tsp.

baking soda- 1 tsp.

salt- a pinch



* Preheat oven to 350 °F. Combine flour, baking powder and soda, salt in a mixing bowl.

* Combine date syrup, melted butter in another bowl.

* Mix wet and dry ingredients and fold in the clementines. Batter is ready.


* Pour into a 9″ round pan lined with parchment paper. I used a non-stick pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes clean.

* Cool and invert the pan to release cake and enjoy. Can be stored outside for 2 days.



37 thoughts on : clementine date cake (egg-free, sugar-free, whole wheat)

  • July 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    This looks very good! I am loving the sugar free and whole wheat recipe. 🙂

  • July 18, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Dates and clementines sounds interesting. … can’t wait to give it a try….sugar free, egg free loving this…..

    • July 18, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      do try it, Chitra. It’s super easy!

  • July 18, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Where did you find YOUR date syrup?

    • July 18, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      I found it in an Indian store in Chicago. 🙂

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  • July 18, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Dates make such a great ingredient in a cake because they sweeten and make a good texture. I must make this. I will try and make my own date syrup just by cooking the dates in water and blending them until they are the consistency of molasses since I know I won’t find any around here. Thanks for bringing this to Fiesta Friday.

    • July 19, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      I’m so glad you like this, Hilda.You inspired me; I will try making the date syrup myself, as I suspect there may be preservatives in the ones available.

  • July 18, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    the cake looks so well textured 🙂 Happy FF #25 Apsara 🙂

    • July 19, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      thank you, Andy. Happy FF to you too! 🙂

    • July 19, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      I’m glad you like it, Vidya!

  • July 19, 2014 at 6:45 am

    looks delicious! thanks for sharing!

    • July 19, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      you’re welcome, Simi. Have a good weekend!

  • Sue
    July 19, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Absolutely wonderful combination here; thank you so much for bringing!!!

    • July 19, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      I’m so glad you like it, Sue. I know you have great intuition of flavors. This makes me feel so good!

      • Sue
        July 19, 2014 at 1:11 pm

        Glad to bring you some good feelings; however, I’d prefer some of the cake! (just kidding) 🙂 have a great weekend!

  • July 20, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Just beautiful Apsara! As it happens, I have date syrup in my pantry, so this one is happening soon 🙂

    • July 20, 2014 at 11:28 am

      Great! Let me know. 🙂

  • Sophie33
    July 20, 2014 at 9:15 am

    I will make this cake later in the year when there are fresh clementimes!
    Ooh yummm! x

  • July 20, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Love how you don’t need a blender/mixer to make it! Sounds delish and healthy too. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

    • July 20, 2014 at 11:40 am

      Yes, Violet. It is simple, that way. Thank you!

    • July 20, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      it is! Happy FF to you too, Nimmi.

  • July 20, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    This sounds so good. Such an interesting combo! What could I use in place of the date syrup. It might not be easy to find where I live. Thanks 🙂

    • July 21, 2014 at 11:02 am

      Thank you, Garima. You could use molasses instead of date syrup. I have also made a cake with oranges and dates. I will post it the next time I make it.

      • July 21, 2014 at 11:04 pm

        Thanks Apsara. Will look forward to that. I love citrusy cakes and cookies 🙂

  • July 21, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Apsara, this looks really good! I found date syrup a while ago, and used it in a few recipes, but this cake looks like it would really showcase this ingredient. Thanks for the recipe!

    • July 21, 2014 at 11:10 am

      you’re welcome, Saucy! I am so glad you like it.

  • July 22, 2014 at 11:47 am

    This looks delicious. I need some more healthy cake recipes. Thanks for sharing. Emma.

    • July 22, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      you’re welcome, Emma. Glad you like it.

  • July 22, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Wow! That’s a wonderful cake, Apsara. Never used date syrup ever in baking. It must have been so flavorful!

    • July 22, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      It is, Aditi. Thank you!

  • August 13, 2014 at 4:36 am

    Wow apsara, cake which is egg free, butter and whole wheat.. Amazing one.l will definitely try it… 🙂
    You have a wonderful blog…:)

    • August 13, 2014 at 10:50 am

      thank you so much! 🙂

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