Sunday, January 13, 2008

Eggless Dates Cake

"A new form of cake" is all that can easily be said to summarize this cake. Indeed. I first had this cake when my dear friend Prajakta (I still got to make and post her finger-licking Malai Kofta!) made this and got some for me. I was wowed. It was a soft cake with an absolutely different taste. She had used the recipe from our Konkani fellow blogger Shilpa's Aayi's Recipes. The master recipe is here. Thanks to both Shilpa and Prajakta for introducing me to this cake. I love it and so does my family. My dad, who is not a major fan of dates, also liked it :)

Ingredients (Makes 1 loaf)

Pitted Seedless Dates - 18 (If normal dates are used, they need to be soaked with warm milk overnight)
Milk - 3/4 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
All purpose flour / Maida - 1 cup
Canola Oil - 1/2 cup
Baking soda - 1 tspn
Cashews, raisins - handful each (optional)

Preheat the oven at 350F.

Seive together flour and baking soda.

Grind the dates, milk and sugar together till the dates are finely mixed with the rest of the mixture.

Add oil and mix. Add the flour+baking soda mixture 2-3 tablespoons at a time and mix slowly. Add the nuts and mix.

Bake the cake in a greased oven proof dish for 50 mins - 1 hr (or till a knife inserted in the cake comes out clean)

This tastes great fresh and warm out of the oven!!


Superchef said...

Uve got a gr8 blog here...n that cake looks very yum..

Sagari said...

cake looks so moist and that too without eggs wonderfullll recipe

Shilpa said...

Thanks for trying out this cake Pragyan. Aayi's Recipes author is Shilpa (Me) :D.

Pragyan said...

Hi Superchef: Thanks for coming by :)

Hi Sagari: It's a different sort of a nice way. Thanks to Shilpa (I got this one right atleast)..

Hi Shilpa: Thank you for sharing this recipe with everyone. Sorry about that lapse..was totally unintentional. I have updated the post. Thanks again! :)

There was one more comment. While trying to publish it, blogger crashed on me and I lost it. If you read this message, please accept my due thanks and look forward to hear from you again soon.

Aparna said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Thats a delicious and moist looking cake.

Sia said...

this recipe is a keeper for sure:)

bee said...

such a short ingredient list, and such a delicious looking cake

Pragyan said...

Hi Aparna: Thanks for visiting.

Hi Sia: Thank you.

Hi Bee: I agree and thanks

Kribha said...

Nice cake. Hard to believe it's eggless.

Pragyan said...

Hi Kribha: Isn't that amazing? This has been a big hit in my family..there was one weekend when three of these just flew away like angels! :)

Sushma said...

heard a lot about this cake, itz time for me to prepare :)

Pragyan said...

Hi Sushma: Nice to hear from you. This cake is awesome..whoever I have served it to-date loves it!!

Anonymous said...

the cake looks too good.infact all ur oriya recipes are truely authentic..
but i wud appreciate if u post a video for the same also..its makes the life of novice peoplelike me easy :)