Oct 25, 2008

Dates cake - one of the best!!!

dates cake I think I was the only person left out in the blogging world to try out this cake. And now I know why it is so popular. It is certainly one of the best cakes I have tasted. It is so easy to make made almost with scratch, yet healthy. It involves just a little oil and that too can be avoided as Shilpa of Aayis recipe who was the first to make this one says.And the other thing is , the recipe requires only baking soda and is eggless. First I was a bit apprehensive, whether the cake will rise properly. Anyway , I decided to go ahead with the same recipe. And yes indeed, the cake rose so well and was very spongy and moist. I was amazed and yes, I am going to make the cake again. A winner recipe...Thanks to shilpa. I made it for snacks party and was a instant hit.

Dates- 25
Milk- 1 cup
Plain flour- 1 and 1/2cup
Oil- 1/2cup
Baking soda- 1tsp
Cashews- 4 broken into pieces.

Soak the dates in warm milk overnight. Remove the seeds. Add sugar and grind them into a smooth paste. Add the oil and mix well. Sieve flour and baking soda. Add the flour , 1tbspn at a time and keep mixing. Add the nuts and mix. Bake this in a preheated oven at 180c for 35 minutes. dates cakedates cake A very " Happy and Prosperous Deepavali" to all blogger friends and the readers of Creative Saga.
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