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

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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. Aaaah! Love this recipe! Coming from someone with a small egg allergy this is a godsend! Great picture too!

  2. This looks very delicious! I love that it is eggless because one of our kids is very allergic to eggs Gonna save to try later:-)

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

  4. I am so excited to see this! l love using dates as a sweetener in desserts. So happy to find you!

  5. I have never baked with olive oil before! This looks delicious…I will definitely be trying!

  6. This looks really great and I like how easy it is to make. I would definitely enjoy this with ice-cream. I have a sweet tooth 🙂

  7. This is a delicious looking cake. I keep hearing a lot about olive oil cakes, but I haven’t tried one yet.

  8. there is no judging when making beautiful delicious goodies. I praise you and keep baking more!!!

  9. 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!

  10. It sounds and looks delicious and healthy too.It’s like cake heaven.Dates being naturally sweet the sugar addition must have been minimal.Great post

  11. 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!

  12. I love seeing new recipes. I am in the process of moving and aim to make myself a bit more domesticated. I want to be able to do cute dishes like this!

  13. That is a delicious looking cake… nothing wrong in baking more than once a month… 🙂 If the parents like it, then it should be really amazing…

  14. 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. 🙂

  15. 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.

  16. This looks delicious. I am always looking for great recipes and this one looks like it would be a great accompaniment to coffee or for breakfast!

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

  18. 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 🙂

  19. That sounds really delicious! So different from anything I’ve ever made or tried. Can’t wait to try it out

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. I’ve never baked using olive oil before. What’s the difference between using olive oil and vegetable oil?

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  27. I’ve never thought of making a cake without eggs before! This is very different 🙂

  28. 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!

  29. 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!

  30. I bet your parents loved it 😋. Sound like it would be delicious with some Sicilian manna cream spread on it (one of my recent foodie finds 😉). Love it!

  31. 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.

  32. 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

  33. ooow this looks so pretty and delicious. We are going to be baking like crazy this weekend!

  34. That looks so delicious! I love making loaf cakes or quick breads. This will have to be added to my baking!

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

  36. 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!

  37. This looks delicious. I wonder what type of gluten free flour would work best.

  38. This looks quite good and I do love dates, I used to put dates in my zuccini bread, so yummy

  39. I have to admit to not being a fan of dates or olives but this looks like something that my Family would love so I may try making this for them! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  40. Your Olive Oil date loaf looks amazing. I wasn’t too sure at first because usually a flourless cake looks heavy. But his looks like a cake. Definitely need to try this.

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  48. 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.

  49. This is such an interesting recipe and I look forward to making it soon. I love that it’s eggless and comes together so quickly. A big slice would be perfect with a cup of tea in the afternoon.

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

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