Monday, November 21, 2011

EGGLESS DATES AND WALNUT CAKE|BAKING BEGINNER’S RECIPE

          After a super hit of my Eggless Orange Cake from Pratibha’s space i bookmarked her eggless dates cake and this is the second time i am making this. This i made for my hubby’s birthday ,as he is a great lover of dates and nuts, without any second thought i baked this for him. We all enjoyed this very much and thanks Prathiba for the recipe. As today is my co-sister’s Birthday I am posting thought i can give her a visual treat.  For original recipe Click Here.
dates cake
INGREDIENTS:
ALL PURPOSE FLOUR 1 CUP
SEEDLESS DATES 18 NO
MILK 3/4 CUP
SUGAR 3/4 CUP
OIL 1/2 CUP
BAKING SODA 1 TSP
CHOPPED WALNUTS 1/4 CUP

DATES CAKE
METHOD:
  • Soak the dates in warm milk for 15 minutes.Alternatively you can microwave this for few minutes.
  • When the milk comes to a normal temperature grind this into a smooth paste along with sugar.
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  • Sieve the flour and baking soda together to ensure even mixing.
  • Transfer the mixture to a wide bowl and add oil to this and whisk together to blend this well.
  • Dust the chopped nuts with little flour and add to this mixture.
  • Slowly add this to the flour.
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  • Grease a pan with oil and dust with flour.
  • Transfer the mixture to the tin and bake at 160 degrees for 30- 35 mins.
  • Mine got done in 32 mins. Insert a knife in the center to check whether it is baked  or not.
  • I garnished this with few walnuts. This step is optional.
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  • Cool the cake in the tin for sometime and invert it on a wire rack . Let this cool in the wire rack for few minutes.
  • Cut this into pieces and serve .
dates cake
Note:
  1. You can add chopped cashews also.
  2. I added 1/4 tsp of vanilla essence to get the vanilla flavor.
  3. The color of the cake depends upon the variety of dates you use.
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39 comments:

  1. This is such an easy n yummy cake which I prepare for the eggless lovers...thanks for nice words jeyasri

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  2. I too have made this cake a couple of times, first time it was disaster but second attempt was fairly successful. The cake looks dense and flavourful.

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  3. I have made this once too and loved it,such soft texture it has got! :)

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  4. I've tried this cake too from ayis space and luved it too...Easy and another no miss cake....yumm

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  5. Fantastic cake with all the goodness of dates n nuts! Yumm:)

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  6. An awesome looking cake...dates and walnut is such a wonderful combo..

    Herbs & Flowers: Spring Onions

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  7. A healthy and a flavorful cake.

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  8. Wat a beautiful looking super moist cake..

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  9. I made something similar too and loved it.. Looks very moist and perfect Jeyashri.

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  10. This looks awesome...Yummy one..A must to try..

    Do visit my blog sometime..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  11. a lovely cake with lots of nuts,dates....simply awesome
    do participate in the ongoing event
    Bake with your heart

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  12. Delicious n healthy cake..yummy ...I too love this cake a lot!!

    Erivum Puliyum
    You can link this to my event Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)

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  13. Perfectoo...
    Another eggless cake...
    Nice one... dear

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  14. Love baking with dates! Your cake looks extremely moist n delicious!
    USMasala

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  15. lovely cake, looks yum n moist..

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  16. This is wonderful. I am bookmarking it from here. May I know the measuments of you cake tin used for baking? I need to check I can prepare it with my round pan or not!

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  17. wow...looks absolutely tempting and moist cake...excellent clicks

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  18. Very nice and moist cake

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  19. This looks extremely awesome and would love to have it.

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  20. Date cakes like yours always reminds me of sitting by the window, looking at the rain, rocking a silent chair. :)

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  21. Soft, moist & irresistible cake!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  22. save some..I'll be right over dear..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  23. Wow!,Luks spongy and moist.Luv it.A Liebster Award is waiting for U at my space.Come and collect it pls.

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  24. Hi Jeyashri,

    Can I use melted butter in the place of oil?

    Thanks

    Banu

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  25. Can I use melted butter in the place of oil.

    Thanks

    Banu

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  26. @banu, I have replaced oil instead of butter and vice versa in my banana muffins recipe. They turned out nice. I think this will also turn out good. just try it out.

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  27. @uma, sorry for the very delayed reply. The size of my cake tin is 7 inch diameter and 2 inch depth round pan.

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  28. tried out this recipe with 1/4cup oil and turned out soft and moist..was tastier the next day..

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  29. thanks for this recipe
    will try it and let you know
    THANKS AGAIN
    Mahek
    www.love4cooking.blogspot.com

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  30. Hi
    Thanks for such a great recipe
    I tried it out and it came out wonderful and my mom in law who does not eat eggs could eat a plain cake..
    I have added you to my side bar
    I will be soon making a post of the cake I baked.
    THAMKS AGAIN..

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  31. thanks . Tried and made a wonderful one too.

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  32. are the dates dried or not dried?

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  33. Hi.. how long i can store this in room temperature.. planning to go to india will it stay for 2days??

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    1. Yes 2 days in room temperature in a air tight box will do. Allow the cake to completely cool and then put it in the container. Ensure that you use dry hands while handling the cake

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  34. This is a Wonderful recipe, easy to make, tasty to eat

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