Naturally-sweet Date Cake (sugar-free & gluten-free)

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This date cake has no sugar and no wheat, so it is gluten-free and sugar-free! Very nourishing and filling cake. Not soggy, not very moist but not very dry either. I like it with raw milk or hot herbal tea. Or a cup of coffee!

The recipe includes 2 toppings, they are optional. Without toppings, it is a pie, with toppings it is a cake. Both are good!

date-sweetened coffee cakeAbout some of the ingredients in this Date Cake recipe.

Dates. I used Medjool dates. They are soft and large.

Milk. I used grass-fed milk in this date cake. You can use any type of milk, like almond milk or coconut milk.

Vanilla. You can use vanilla extract, vanilla paste, vanilla powder or scraped 1-3 vanilla pods. Vanilla powder is the best for the flavor.

Sprouted or soaked Oat flour. I make my own using my grain mill. First, I soak the whole oat groats in warm water with little apple cider vinegar. After 24 hours, I rinse the soaked oats and start the sprouting process by covering the jars with breathable mesh lids and putting them upside down on a wire rack. I rinse the oats 2-3 times a day for about 2 days until I see tiny sprouts. Then I rinse them well and dehydrate in my dehydrator making them ready to make a flour when needed. I use a grain mill to make a flour. 

Almond meal. I grind whole soaked and dehydrated crispy organic almonds in a coffee grinder to make an almond meal. Soaking and dehydrating is needed to reduce the phytic acid content in almonds and to increase the mineral absorption.



Naturally Sweet Date Cake 

You will need:

Topping #1:

Optional Topping #2:**

  • 3/4 cup Heavy Cream or Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Honey

* Crispy almonds are soaked and dehydrated whole almonds. Almond meal here is ground whole almonds. Do not use regular almond flour.

**There is no topping #2 in the picture, only a thin layer of honey instead. It will definitely taste better with the cream, but tastes good without it too.

Instructions:

1. Blend 6 dates, milk, eggs, cinnamon, sea salt, and vanilla in a blender.

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2. Add almond meal.  Blend.

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3. Add baking soda and vinegar mixture. Stir. I poured the batter into another bowl just making it easier to mix in the flour. You can mix everything in a blender.

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4. Add sprouted oat flour. Mix.

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5. Grease 9” pan with coconut oil, butter or ghee. Pour the batter into the greased pan. Set aside.

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6. Make topping #1 by blending 3 dates and 1/4 cup water in a blender. Mix in chopped nuts, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1/2 cup almond meal.

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7. Layer the topping #1 on the oat batter evenly.

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8. Bake in a 350F preheated oven for 40 minutes. Prick the center of the pie with a knife or toothbrush. If it comes out clean (not wet) then the pie is cooked through.

9. Make optional topping #2 by whipping the cream with raw honey. Top a cooled pie with topping #2. I did not use topping #2, just covered with thin layer of honey, which is also optional.

10. Date cake is ready! Keep in the fridge. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or milk. I love it with a cup of raw milk. Yum yum!

date coffee cake

Date Cake (Gluten-free, Sugar-free)

Ingredients

    Topping #1:
  • 3 big Dates
  • 1/4 cup filtered Water
  • 1/2 cup chopped Crispy Walnuts or Pecans
  • 1/2 cup Almond meal
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
    Optional Topping #2:**
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Cream or Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Honey

Instructions

  1. Blend 6 dates, milk, eggs, cinnamon, sea salt, and vanilla in a blender.
  2. Add almond meal. Blend.
  3. Add baking soda and vinegar mixture. Stir. I poured the batter into another bowl just making it easier to mix in the flour. You can mix everything in a blender.
  4. Add sprouted oat flour. Mix.
  5. Grease 9'' pan with coconut oil, butter or ghee. Pour the batter into the greased pan. Set aside.
  6. Make topping #1 by blending 3 dates and 1/4 cup water in a blender. Mix in chopped nuts, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1/2 cup almond meal.
  7. Layer the topping #1 on the oat batter evenly.
  8. Bake in a 350F preheated oven for 40 minutes. Prick the center of the pie with a knife or toothbrush. If it comes out clean (not wet) then the pie is cooked through.
  9. Make optional topping #2 by whipping the cream with raw honey. Top a cooled pie with topping #2. I did not use topping #2, just covered with thin layer of honey, which is also optional.
  10. Keep in the fridge. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or milk. I love it with a cup of raw milk. Yum yum!

 

date-sweetened cake

 

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Hi! My name is Feruza. I am from sunny Uzbekistan. Currently, I am a stay at home mom of two beautiful boys and have a wonderful supportive husband. I hold Masters' degree in Multimedia Engineering, but at this moment, I am just a Mom. With all my love to my family, I try to nourish them with wholesome foods always trying and experimenting new recipes. My hobbies are languages, healthy lifestyle, nourishing food, books, sewing, knitting, DIYs, homeschooling, and much more! I felt the need of my own corner where I could collect all of my favorite recipes and information without losing them. And here it is! Enjoy!

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