Best Ever Snackin' Date Cake
Remember the packaged cake mixes that you could mix right in the pan? Well here is something almost as simple, except that it is a much healthier version. Your family will never know that this moist cake is made without any sugar at all.
1 cup water
1/4 cup sunflower oil
1 banana (squished with a fork)
1 egg slightly beaten
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup dates
Place the dates and water in a small pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, simmer and stir with a wooden spoon, until thick and smooth. Remove from heat and let cool. If not smooth, purée in a blender, then transfer to a bowl.
Mix in the oil, banana, egg and vanilla.
For a vegan version you can omit the egg. The cake will be a little more dense.
Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, add the date mixture and mix gently with a fork.
Pour into a lightly oiled 8”x8” square pan and cook at 350º for 25 to 30 minutes.