Steamed Sugar-Free Eggless Cake With Lentils

Do you remember my eggless lentil cake with chocolatty flavor? Today, I bring to you another sugar-less lentil cake, sweetened with fiber-rich dates. I like everything about this eggless cake because it is one guilt-free indulgence you would want to relish time and again.

moist urad dal cake

choclaty lentil cake eggless

A guilt-free treat is all about healthy eating, isn't it? You can indulge in food and have it happily, without worrying about calories and fats. But you must have everything in moderation.



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EGGLESS CAKE lentils
Ever tried a lentil cake? What about eggless, sugar-free baking? This healthy eggless lentil cake is my take on guilt-free indulgence. You will love every bite and feel like indulging in more. The steamed cake is one guilt-free treat for your whole family, for it is steamed, uses lentils, is sugar free, and is a little chocolatty. Who would  not want to grab a piece of this healthy pie?


More so, it uses a minuscle amount of baking soda. I was skeptical if the cake would rise without it, though I have used fermented urad dal for this reason only, as I did not want to add any raising agent. But the moist eggless chocolate cake is still apt to indulge in.


Eggless Steamed cake batter ingredients 


1/2 cup- urad dal paste (fermented ...but not kept for too long, else it will start smelling bad and turn sour - I had soaked 1 cup of black lentils and took half of it for cake batter)
1/2 cup- suji (whole wheat semolina)
1/4 tsp- baking soda (I added as I was unsure if the cake would rise with fermented ural dal alone , but it rose and rose beautifully)
10 dates pieces or more if you want it sweeter
2 tsp- honey (I had to add as I found the batter less sweet; and I had to offer the cake to someone else to taste)
pinch of black salt
1/4 cup - buttermilk or milk or whey to soak dates(or you may simply soak dates and raisins in water)
10 raisins (kishmish)
1 tbsp- cocoa powder or 1 tbsp more for a more chocolaty flavor
1/4 cup- olive oil/plant-based oil
Nuts of your choice
1/2 tsp- vinegar/apple cider vinegar/lime juice

How to bake a sugar-free cake with lentils


  1. Soak urad dal for 2 hours and grind to paste, adding little water. Alow the batter to ferment for 5-6 hours. We do not want it to turn soar.
  2. Meanwhile, soak dates and raisins in milk/buttermilk/whey/water. They will get swollen and be easier to mix and mash. Whisk this mix well to form a batter. 
  3. Stir in olive oil and any flavoring agent that you may want to add. I did not add anything. Whisk the mix well until light and fluffy.
  4. Add semolina or suji in the fermented urad dal batter. Mix it very well. 
  5. Stir in cocoa powder.
  6. Next add the wet ingredient mix.
  7. Fold the batter twice or thrice so that everything gets mixed properly.
  8. Add nuts.
  9. Allow the batter to rest on the counter for 30 mts.
  10. Take a deep vessel or cooker and add water.
  11. Keep a baking tin greased separately. Dust the pan with whole wheat flour. I have used a steel bowl.
  12. After half an hour, add baking soda to the eggless cake batter and immediately add vinegar.
  13. Mix it in one direction.
  14. The steamed cake batter should drop like a ribbon.
  15. Pour the sugar-free cake batter in the baking pan.
  16. Place a steel bowl with water in the cooker, which already has water. Or you may place a cooker stand instead of a bowl.
  17. On top of the stand or bowl, place the cake pan and cover the vessel.
  18. Let it heat for 5 mins on high flame.
  19. Lower the flame after 5 mins to low.
  20. Steam the sugar-free lentil cake for 40 mts or until a skewer comes out clean.
  21. Allow the eggless steamed cake to rest for an hour and cut it only when it has cooled down.
  22. You may top it with chocolate sauce. I have used 1 tbsp of cocoa powder, 1 tsp honey, 2 tbsp hung curd and mix everything well. Add more honey if it looks thick. Top the cake with the chocolate sauce evenly. I am no expert in it, but tried doing so. Here's our eggless, sugar-free cake with lentils. 
  23. I was seriously doubting the taste of the cake while preparing, but the moist cake is absolutely yummy and just perfect for guilt-free indulgence. 




2 comments:

  1. Eggless , refined sugar free, lentil cake + steamed version..what else can one ask in a recipe ? Superb share Ravneet

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    1. Absolutely healthy. Thanks for stopping by dear.

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