Sunday, November 28, 2010

Eggless Dates Cake



This is a very simple cake which can be made in no time and is a healthy one too!!

Ingredients
15 dates (seedless)
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
3 tbsp oil
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp almonds for garnish

Preparation

Soak the dates in hot milk for 1 hour. In a food processor blend the milk, dates and sugar into smooth paste.
In a bowl sift the all purpose flour along with baking powder. To this add the puree, oil and mix well with a spatula. Sprinkle almonds over the batter. Pour the batter into a floured baking dish and set in a 150 degree celsius preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or till a clean knife inserted comes out clean. I used microwave so I baked it for 10-15 minutes on high.
You can also add raisins and other nuts. To make it more special for kids during Christmas you can add tutti- frutti to it:)

16 comments:

Kurinji said...

looks so soft dear!

Rajani said...

Recipe looks very inviting-did you use sweetened softer dates or the unsweetened hard variety?

Sharmi said...

@ Rajani you can use soft dates. Hard ones take long time to grind and have a thick skin!

Priya said...

Very healthy and super moist cake..

Apu said...

Delicious and so spongy!!

Sowmya said...

Looks so sumptuous and yummy!

indianspicemagic said...

Yummy and delicious cake...

Gulmohar said...

Sounds healthy..yet to try some eggless baking :-)

kanthi said...

Looks so delicious sharmi

Manasi said...

Looks great Sharmi! I love dates and walnut combo as well!
I am a bit afraid of eggless baking, dunno why.. but need to try it sometime :)

Manasi said...

Looks great Sharmi! I love dates and walnut combo as well!
I am a bit afraid of eggless baking, dunno why.. but need to try it sometime :)

priyah said...

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Jyothi Nayak said...

Looks great...can i use bakin?g soda instead of baking powder

Jyothi Nayak said...

looks very nice...can baking sod?a be used instead of baking powder

Sharmi said...

@ Jyothi, Yes you can use baking soda too.

Niru said...

now i know wat to do with my dates sitting in friz..looks lovely