Date and Almond Cake with Eggs

Date and Almond Cake with Eggs

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After lots of hard work, we have finally found a healthy Indian date almond cake recipe. To make a cake without plain flour and sugar is not easy. Here in this date and almond cake with eggs we have used dates as the sweetener and oats to bind the cake.

date and almond cake is made from easily available ingredients in the Indian kitchen. khajur badam cake recipe is made from dates, almonds, almond milk, whole wheat flour, butter, egg and Indian spices. The egg added to the recipe gives it more air and makes the date almond cake lighter.

See why we think this is a healthy Indian date almond cake recipe? 1 cup of dates (90 gm) used in the recipe gives around 8.05 gm of fiber and will lower down the cholesterol level and will also aid in weight loss. A cup of dates contain 703 mg of potassium (14.95% of RDA) which helps in the regulation of blood pressure and also prevents formation of kidney stones. Dates have a low glycemic index from 43 to 55 depending on the variety, so they are a boon to diabetics to satisfy their sweet tooth.

Note that butter used in healthy Indian date almond cake recipe has a short chain fatty acids and medium chain fatty acids which are broken down and absorbed into the body directly and go straight to the liver and get converted to fuel to be used by the muscles. Research shows that small amounts of butter has positive effects on heart health and diabetics. Also butter is a healthy fat.

The date and almond cake sold in Indian restaurants have brown sugar or jaggery added to it making it unhealthy. To make the date and almond cake gluten free, you can replace the whole wheat flour with jowar or bajra flour.

When to have date and almond cake? The best time is after dinner as everyone craves for something sweet. Having one slice of this healthy Indian date almond cake every night is perfectly healthy also for diabetics, weight loss and heart patients.

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Date and Almond Cake with Eggs recipe - How to make Date and Almond Cake with Eggs

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Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  30 minutes   Baking Temperature:  180°C (360°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 cake
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For date and almond cake with eggs

    For date and almond cake with eggs
  1. Combine the dates and ¼ cup of water in a small mixer jar and blend till smooth. Keep aside.
  2. Put the almonds in a small mixer jar and blend till smooth. Keep aside.
  3. Combine the whole wheat flour, oats, almond powder, cinnamon powder, baking powder, cardamom powder and salt and mix well. Keep aside.
  4. Put the butter in a deep bowl and using an electric beater, beat for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the egg and beat again for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the dates puree and vanilla essence and beat again for 1 minute.
  7. Add the dry ingredients and almond milk and mix it well using a spatula.
  8. Transfer the mixture into a baking tray of 225 mm. X 125 mm. (9” x 5”) and tap it lightly.
  9. Sprinkle the almond slivers and press it lightly using your hands.
  10. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 25 minutes.
  11. Cool the date and almond cake with eggs slightly and demould the cake.
  12. Cut the date and almond cake with eggs into 18 equal pieces and store in an air-tight container. Use as required.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per piece
Energy137 cal
Protein3.3 g
Carbohydrates13.6 g
Fiber2.5 g
Fat8.1 g
Cholesterol11.8 mg
Sodium150.3 mg
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How to make Date and almond cake

  1. To make date and almond cake with eggs | healthy Indian date almond cake | khajur badam cake recipe | grease a baking tray 225 mm. X 125 mm. (9” x 5”) with butter.
  2. Add the dates in in a small mixer jar. We love dates and have used it in this  date and almond cake with eggs | healthy Indian date almond cake | khajur badam cake recipe | as the sweetener. 1 cup of dates (90 gm) gives around 8.05 gm of fiber and will lower down the cholesterol level and will also aid in weight loss. A cup of dates contain 703 mg of potassium (14.95% of RDA) which helps in the regulation of blood pressure and also prevents formation of kidney stones.
  3. Add ¼ cup of water.
  4. Blend till smooth. Keep aside.
  5. Put the almonds in a small mixer jar. We are making a super healthy cake and the foundation is using good quality ingredients. Almonds are rich in B complex vitamins such as Vitamin B1, ThiamineVitamin B3, Niacin and Folate which plays an important role in the brain development. Almonds balances your cholesterol levels. almonds have a very low glycemic index and good for diabetics.
  6. Blend till smooth powder. Keep aside.
  7. Take a big bowl combine the whole wheat flour.
  8. Add the oats. Oats are a great source of protein for Vegetarians. It is rich in soluble fibre (to make it good for diabetics), which helps lower blood LDL cholesterol, the so-called "Bad" cholesterol.
  9. Add the prepared almond powder.
  10. Add the cinnamon powder.
  11. Add the baking powder.
  12. Add the cardamom powder.
  13. Finally add the salt.
  14. Mix all the dry ingredients very well. Keep aside.
  15. Take a big bowl add the butter.
  16. Beat it for 2 minutes till smooth using an electric beater.
  17. Add the egg. The egg will make the cake soft and fluffy. For thise who don't have eggs, we have also made an eggless date and almond cake recipe.
  18. Beat again for 2 minutes.
  19. Add the dates puree.
  20. Add the vanilla essence.
  21. Beat again for 1 minute.
  22. Add the dry ingredients.
  23. Add the almond milk.
  24. Mix it well using a spatula.
  25. Transfer the mixture into a baking tray of 225 mm. X 125 mm. (9” x 5”). Spread it evenly using a spatula and tap it lightly.
  26. Sprinkle the almond slivers evenly over it.
  27. Press it lightly using your hands.
  28. Bake date and almond cake with eggs | healthy Indian date almond cake | khajur badam cake recipe | in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 25 minutes.
  29. Cool the Date and Almond cake with eggs slightly and loosen the sides of the cake using a butter knife.
  30. Demould the cake carefully on a chopping board.
  31. Cut the date and almond cake with eggs | healthy Indian date almond cake | khajur badam cake recipe | into 18 equal pieces and store in an air-tight container.
  32. You can store the date and almond cake with eggs | healthy Indian date almond cake | khajur badam cake recipe | in the fridge and it will last for 7 to 10 days. Use an airtight container or some prefer putting a cling wrap over the cake. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Q. What can i use instead of eggs to make Date and almond cake recipe? You can use 1tbsp unroasted flax seed powder in 3tbsp warm water. Whisk until thick in consistency and use. 
  2. Q. Any replacement for oats? You can use whole wheat flour instead of oats to make date and almond cake with eggs | healthy Indian date almond cake | khajur badam cake recipe |

date almond cake is healthy

  1. date and almond cake with eggs | healthy Indian date almond cake | khajur badam cake recipe | for weight loss. Occasionally when you want to try a healthy option to satisfy your sweet tooth, turn to this Date and Almond Cake. 
  2. With 137 calories and 3.3 g of protein per piece, it’s a healthy indulgence where you eat only one slice. 
  3. Almonds are a very good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help to reduce inflammation in the body. 
  4. Dates are used as natural sweetener here. Though there is no refined sugar used in this recipe, dates also provide substantial amounts of carbs. So restrict yourself to a piece is what we would advise. This dessert can be had by diabetics but not more that half a slice of cake. Prefect for weight loss and healthy heart.
  5. Unlike the long chain fatty acids, the medium chain fatty acids from butter go straight to the liver and get converted to fuel to be used by the muscles and organs. They don’t get deposited as fat. Thus the research has shown that these fats are healthy for weight loss.
  6. Moreover there is no use of maida also. This cake makes use of fiber rich whole wheat flour and oats, which gives you a feeling of satiety too.

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