Recipe – Hearty Whole Wheat Cake with Crumble Topping

Recipe – Hearty Whole Wheat Cake with Crumble Topping

In today’s post, I’m going to share with you the recipe for a Hearty Whole Wheat Cake with Dates and Walnuts and a Healthy Crumble Topping. This cake is perfect for someone with a sweet tooth who is also trying to be healthy, as it not only tastes divine but it also has healthier ingredients.

Time taken: 1 hour


Whole Wheat Cake

  • 1¼ cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 7-8 seedless dates and/or walnuts
  • ½ cup warm water/milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Crumble:

  • 2 tablespoons oats
  • 1 tablespoon chilled butter
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder



1. Sift the wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon powder together and keep the mixture aside.

2. In a separate bowl, mix oil, yogurt, brown sugar and vanilla extract to make a paste.

3. Add the flour mix gradually to the wet mixture, alternating it with water/milk.

4. Add dates and walnuts. Pour the batter in a greased tin.

5. For the crumble, mix butter, brown sugar and cinnamon powder in oats and mix it well.

6. Sprinkle the crumble on top of the cake.

Whole Wheat Cake

7. Bake the cake at 180 degrees Celsius for 30-45 minutes.

This is what it looks like.

Whole Wheat Cake

Whole Wheat Cake - Final

Do let me know if you try out this recipe by commenting below. I would love to see how it turned out so do share pictures with me on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook or you could email them to me at

  • Anitha

    Looks tempting.. Gonna try soon..!!

    • Thank you! Do let me know how it turns out. 🙂

  • Mansi

    Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe…it came out sumptuous

    • That’s awesome! Thanks for trying it out 🙂

  • Aaliyah Bargir

    Thanks alot for dt wonderful recepie wil definately try it out ……

    • Glad to hear that! Do let me know if you like it whenever you try it out 🙂

  • Lindsey Andrews

    Yummy!! This looks so good.

  • Project Couture

    This is looks yummy, thanks for a healthy cake recipe!