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Vegan Date Cake

What you need: 

18 dates, pitted
3/4 cup plain or vanilla soymilk
3/4 cup unrefined cane sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup oil
1 teaspoon baking soda

What you do: 

Got this recipe online and veganized it. It comes out the most beautiful golden brown color and smells amazing. Tastes even more amazing as you will find out.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and oil an 8x8 inch metal baking tin.
2. Put dates, soymilk and sugar in a blender or food processor and blend/process until dates are pureed and ingredients are well combined.
3. Pour date mixture in a large bowl and add the oil. Stir well to incorporate. Add flour 1 tablespoon at a time and mix slowly.
4. When you have incorporated all of the flour into the batter, pour into the baking pan and bake for 20-30 minutes or until toothpick test comes out clean.
Note: I have made this cake diet friendly by decreasing the sugar to 1/2 cup and the oil to 1/4 cup and it came out a little softer in texture but still good. You may experiment with applesauce instead of oil and see how it turns out.

Preparation Time: 
30 minute
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
8
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

I forgot to add the baking soda and the cake became little gelatinous bars. Will be serving like soft candy.

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I thought this recipe was wonderful! I followed Bohemian_Vegan's advice and added 1 tsp ginger, 1 tsp cinnamon, and  1 tsp cloves. Very yummy! I made cupcakes and baked them between 15 and 20 minutes.

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I don't have a food processor or blender, so I thinly sliced  the dates and mashed them with the milk with a soup ladle (I don't have a potato masher either)  Then added a little vanilla and .25c chopped almonds (also done by hand), then whole wheat flour and the baking soda.  I found the batter a little thin, but it turned out incredible!

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If I were to use agava instead of sugar would that make the batter too thin?

I'd reduce the oil and soya milk to compensate, and possibly use a bit less than 3/4 c. agave.

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If I were to use agava instead of sugar would that make the batter too thin?

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This turned out FANTASTIC! I made it into a sort of gingerbread date cake by adding:
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cloves.
I'm on a muffin baking extravaganza right now in order to have a bunch frozen for the school year, everyone voted this one #1 of all my muffins. Definitely will use this recipe again!

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That's what happened the second and third time I made it. I forgot to put the baking soda in. Second time I mixe it in the pan, but it was disgusting and baking-soda-ish. Second time I poured it back in and mixed it.

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I forgot to include when to add the baking soda to the recipe! Well, first mix the flour and baking soda together before adding it 1 TB at a time to the wet mixture!

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I have made this a few times, the first time I used white flour and it was very light. Second time I added three bananas and used coconut oil, it took forever to cook and was very dense! The next few times it was gross coz I added too much baking soda!  ;)b

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