Dates add natural sweetness to these decadent cakes.
In blender, soak first 3 ingredients in 2/3 cup boiling water for 5 minutes. Puree with sugar, oil, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. Stir in flour. Divide among 6 greased 6-oz. ramekins. Bake at 375° until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Invert cakes onto plates; using toothpick, poke holes all over tops. Drizzle with syrup. Top with whipped cream and more syrup.