Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Date Palm Cake

There are some things that i cook with the sole intention of posting in the Blog. But even before I finish cooking it, it all vanishes in a jiffy, So there is no time for photography and in fact nothing left to check the taste of the final outcome. This is one such dish.

I have baked this cake at-least 10 times and it has been wiped off clean even before i picked the camera to start clicking. Although it is every cooks delight to know that the food is devoured, I am always left disappointed with the fact that I didn't click pictures for the blog.

So you better be careful when you bake this one..... Its going to be finished much before the cake cools down.

I read this recipe in a magazine, however i have altered it to suit my taste buds. Apologies for the not so appealing picture, trust me no one can stop with one piece.



Ingredients

Forty deseeded dates
One and half cup sugar
One and half cup Milk
One Cup - Cooking Oil
Two Cups - Maida
1/2 Tsp - Baking Powder
1 Tsp - Baking Soda
Mixed Nuts - Optional

Baking Method 

In a Microwave safe bowl, Add the Dates and milk and Microwave for 2 minutes or until the mixture is hot.
Set aside and allow the mixture to cool down completely.
Grind the dates mixture along with sugar to a smooth paste. Add Cooking oil and give one last blend.
Sieve maida, baking powder and baking soda.
Add Maida mixture to the dates puree spoon by spoon until you can incorporate the entire flour into the dates puree.
If adding the mixed nuts, add now and mix well.

Grease a oven safe dish. Pour the cake batter  into the dish. Preheat oven to 180C and Bake for 40 min or until the knife comes clean.






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