Friday, May 16, 2008

Eggless Dates Walnut Cake

Came across this Incredible Date cake from Shilpa's Aayi's receipes. It was very simple and since I had the right ingredients tried the recipe the same day.Can you beleive it!!! I was on a baking mood, and morever we had a trip planned that weekend and thought it would be a nice snack for us. I added lots of walnuts and cut the oil to 1/4 cup, the taste turned out excellent.


2 cups chopped dates
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Soak the dates in warm milk for couple of hours or until soft. Remove the seeds if it has one.
Chop into pieces and grind to a smooth paste along with sugar. Add in the oil and give a quick pulse to give it good mix.
Sieve the flour and baking soda together. Add the flour little by little to the dates mixture.
Do not over mix the batter.

Butter and flour the 8 inch cake pan.Preheat the oven for 350F
Transfer the batter and bake the cake for 35 - 40 mins or until a tooth pic comes out clean.

You can also add an egg to the recipe and it also turns out great.
The colour of the cake pretty much depends on the colour of the dates

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