Olive oil cake, date Cake, Eggfree cake, Butter free cake, Healthy cake, Low fat cake

Olive Oil Date and Walnut Cake

This Olive Oil Date and Walnut Cake is the second dessert that I made this month. Come on! Don’t judge me. This is SUGAR FREE. The dates were so sweet that, the Olive Oil Date cake didn’t need any more sugar.  I just felt like baking a lot this month. This is my first born’s birthday month and the weather is getting cooler and  I just feel like baking desserts and entertain.

If you want something fancier.., why don’t you give this Tres Leches Cake a try?

I have never seen my parents eating pastries. No cakes or cookies or ice cream for them. No wonder, they still look so young, healthy and energized. I’m the sugar junkie in my family.  A couple of years ago, when they were here – visiting me, I had made this Olive Oil Date and Walnut Cake for the first time. I had made the cake and had left it on the countertop. I was not sure if my parents would take a liking to it. But guess what, I saw them snacking on it and they liked it so much that.., I kept on making this Olive Oil Date and Walnut  Cake almost every week that they were here. Yes, they liked it that much.

My dad still talks about it everything the topic of baking comes up. And I can’t tell you, how special I feel, every time, my parents appreciate my cooking.

Olive Oil Cake, Date Cake, Egg Free Cake, Healthy Cakes, Low Fat cakesThis Olive Oil Date and Walnut Cake is EGGLESS, very low in fat and it has a lovely light, moist texture. If you are not a fan of alcoholic heavy fruit cakes, this will make a pleasant alternative to a conventional fruit cake. It’s delightfully easy to make and keeps well too. Also, if you wish, you can just use any other oil (even coconut oil) and whole wheat flour to make it even more nutritious. Since I love to bake with Olive Oil, I went for it. Another Olive Oil Cake that was a big hit was my Orange Olive Oil Cake. Check it out if you want to make a Citrusy Cake.

Fall is officially going to kick off in a few days.  But honestly, here in California.., there is no such thing as fall color unless you visit specific places within the state to see leaves turning crimson. Like – Lake Tahoe, Mount Shasta or Napa County..to name a few. I named those three places because I have been there.

I am not at all a big fan of hot weather. I eagerly count down until September when fall starts and the hot weather begins to cool down a bit. The evenings become longer and the air outside becomes crisp. Time for pumpkin patches, hayrides, corn mazes and all the holiday time is just around the corner.

I will be going to Apple Hill with my 4-year-old next month as part of a field trip. I was the first one to volunteer to go and I really can’t wait. So, yes, you might expect some fresh apple desserts in the month of October…, like these yummy Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

OliveOilCake, DateCake, EggfreeCake, LowfatcakeINGREDIENTS:  

1 Cup = 128 grams  

  • 40 Dates. I used Medjool dates, but any other kind can be used. No restrictions.
  • 1 and 1/2 Cups Milk
  • 2 cups Flour. I used whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 TSP baking Soda
  • 1 TSP baking powder
  • 1 TSP Vanilla Essence
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or Almonds


  • Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Soak the dates in warm milk for a few hours.
  • Remove the seeds (If you are using dates with seeds). Grind them to a smooth paste along with the milk in which it is soaked in.
  • Add oil, vanilla essence and mix well
  • Add the flour and baking soda gradually and mix
  • Pour the batter in a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan (that’s the size I used) and bake for 35/40 minutes)

Enjoy the cake with a dollop of vanilla Ice cream or just as a Tea or Coffeecake. you won’t be disappointed.

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  1. Your pictures are amazing! I can practically taste this. I’ve never baked with olive oil before; I’m really curious about it!

  2. I have never seen a date cake! Yes..yes I will try this one! Thank you for sharing.

  3. This looks like the perfect cake to have with coffee or tea in the afternoon! Love that it’s eggless and I would try it with almond or coconut milk to make it vegan!

  4. I too, love fall and find I am in the kitchen more because the cooler weather just makes it easier. I was recently given a beautiful box of medjool dates, so I will definitely be trying this recipe! Thanks!

  5. I come from a long line of sugar junkies so I do understand and like the looks of this cake. And the ice cream too, of course. 🙂

  6. I’m such a sugar junkie. I could eat cakes every day. This loaf looks amazing. I have to admit I’ve never eaten a date loaf before.

  7. Omg this looks so amazing! My stomach is growling pretty loud while I just stare at these pictures! I definitely need to make this!

  8. I love eggless desserts. Happy soon to be Birthday to your first born! There is nothing like compliments from you parents, no matter what age you are when Mom and Dad approve it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside 🙂

  9. Hi can you please tell me the kind of dates you used? And is the dates to be soaked in milk? Can you please elaborate on your instructions? Tia. This looks too delish not to make

  10. Hi Bhargavi, I used Medjool Dates. But you can use any kind actually. Yes, one of the step says that, the dates need to be soaked in milk. I baked for 35/40 minutes in a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan.

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  12. I’d certainly give this a taste! It looks good. I’d enjoy it with the ice cream.

  13. Don’t like hot weather?? The horror! Lol but I can imagine how warming it is for your parents to appreciate your cooking. One day, I’ll learn how to make s great dish so my mother can enjoy it. Until then, she can continue the routine!

  14. Every time I come to your blog, I get delighted to see awesome recipes from your bucket! This cake looks incredibly delicious and I loved your presentation! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

  15. This cake looks divine. I made an olive oil cake recently, and was surprised on how good it really was. My husband loves dates, so I might just have to make this as a special little treat for him.

  16. I wonder if I could use coconut milk and make the cake vegan too… coconut milk and coconut oil might add a nice tropical note. I love fall weather! Too bad you can’t see the leaves turning colour easily where you live. I have a gorgeous red maple tree in my backyard right now

  17. That looks so good! I’ve never tried adding dates to my olive oil cake before! I would love to keep the recipe!

  18. Oh gosh this looks so good! It’s so rewarding when your parents appreciate your cooking, it’s definitely one of the things that makes me smile throughout the day!

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  21. This looks really good and I know my family would devour this real quick. Pinning it for reference when I make it. Thank you for sharing.

  22. Finding a dessert that uses dates is hard to find. Thanks for sharing this amazing one.

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