January 1, 2011

Moist Date Cake

Wishing everybody a Very Happy New Year

AH! Delicious, Healthy, Moist, Eggless and easy to make Date cake.  I came across this recipe a few months back and have made this cake many times and everytime it is mind blowing.


1 cup all purpose flour (maida)
18 dates (Khajoor) (approx. 1 cup)
1 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup oil
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tblsp spn cashews chopped
1 tblsp Raisin
1 tblsp apricot chopped

Method :-

Preheat oven to 190 degrees C., grease the baking dish and line it with a butter paper.

Remove the seeds from the dates, chop and soak it in warm milk for 30 minutes.

Grind the Dates to a smooth paste, add sugar and grind again.  Keep the mixture aside.

Sieve flour, baking soda and baking powder together for 2 to 3 times so that it gets mixed well and it also helps in making the cake lighter.

Microwave cashews and apricot for 15 second and rub it with little all purpose flour and keep aside.

In a bowl add oil and date paste and mix well.  Add all purpose flour a spoon at a time and unfold it slowly.  Last, add cashew, apricot and raisin and again unfold slowly.

Pour the mixture into a baking tray. Place the tray in the oven and bake the cake for 40 minutes or till the knife / screwer / wooden pick inserted comes out clean. (Can check this after 30 minutes of baking, it largely depends on the oven).

Remove cake tray from oven invert it over a wire rack, let it cool.


Things to be taken care :

The color of the cake largely depends on the dates used.

Do not cut the cake till it cools completely otherwise it will crumble into pieces.