Saturday, April 12, 2014

Eggless Wheat Dates Cake



Its a healthy cake made with wholewheat flour,dates and jaggery without egg. I got it from google se,but made a slight change according to my taste. You can eat more without feeling guilty of calories....it tastes yummy and texture of the cake is moist without adding egg. Here is the recipe for the cake:






     Ingredients:

  1. Wheat Flour - 2 cup ( You can add all purpose flour,or mix  equal 1 cup of all purpose flour and wheat flour)
  2. Baking powder - 1 tsp
  3. Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  4. Dates - 15 or 20 no.s
  5. Unsalted Butter  - 1 cup 
  6. Jaggery or brown sugar - 3/4 cup
  7. fat free condensed milk - 1 tin + 1/2 cup milk
  8. chopped walnuts/cashews/almonds - 1/2 cup
  9. salt - a pinch
  10. chopped dates - 1/2 cup for garnishing

Method:

 * Boil the condensed milk along with milk for medium flame.Stir in between.Be careful,don't keep at high flame,otherwise it will get burnt.When it comes to boil, off the flame.

* Soak the dates in the condensed milk for 15 to 20 mins. After that,pour it in the blender and make dates puree.

* If using jaggery, boil it in the pan along with 1/3 cup water till it melts completely.Then strain it with the strainer in order to remove impurities.Keep it aside to cool.

* Take a bowl,mix together wheat flour,baking powder and baking soda.

* In another clean bowl,take electric beater and beat the butter until creamy.Add jaggery syrup and beat again at medium speed. Then add 1/3 cup pureed dates  milk and 1/3 cup wheat flour mix and beat again at LOW SPEED.Again add remaining dates  puree and flour and beat again.Continue this step 3 times.

*The cake batter should be smooth without any lumps.  If the batter  becomes thick,add 2 or 3 tablespoons of milk and beat again at low speed.( Always use LOW SPEED while incorporating with   flour as the cake turns hard ) 

* Finally, add chopped nuts and chopped dates and mix gently with the spatula.( Don't mix the cake batter so hard, otherwise the cake becomes hard after baking)

*Preheat the oven at 180 degree C. Pour the cake batter into the greased cake pan and bake for 35-40 mins until toothpick  insert in the center comes out clean.

*Enjoy this cake with a cup of tea :)