Another Cake on my eggless list and its a wonderful combination of dates and walnut. When I found this recipe, I was so happy to know the ingredients. This is a good way to put dates and walnuts into my kids snacks without knowing them;-)
I made this cake on trial basis for my sister's birthday , and everybody loved it. And this time I made Dates cake to welcome my niece Aaradhana. This cake is super hit in my family now.
Dates in this cake gives very nice moisture and texture adding more natural sweetness to the cake. Walnuts is great source of omega 3 in vegetarian diet. Kids generally don't prefer eating walnuts , so its a great way to add many more nuts into this cake.
IngredientsMaida - 1 cup (135 gms)
3/4 cup Milk
3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Oil - 1/2 cup
1 tsp. Baking Soda
3-4 tbsp chopped walnutsPreparation1.Remove seeds rom dates. And Soak dates with little milk and set aside for 30-40 minutes to make it soft.2.In a mixing bowl, add sugar, milk and oil, stir until sugar completely dissolves.3.Sieve Maida with baking soda in other bowl twice so that baking soda is evenly distributed and keep aside.4.Grind the dates to a fine paste. Add the dates paste to milk sugar mixture and mix well.
5.Now add Maida and mix well so the flour blends well with the dates mixture.6.Add the chopped walnuts and give a quick stir. Preheat oven at 350 F(180 deg C) for 10mins.7.Grease the cake pan with oil and little flour then add the prepared batter.
8.Bake cake for 30-35 minutes, time may vary depending upon oven settings. So check with toothpick , if toothpick comes clean that means cake is ready.9.Let it cool on rack and then reverse cake pan to take cake out.
This Dates and Walnut cake is delicious, healthy and eggless cake. So enjoy any occasion with this lovely cake!!!