9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Dates and Walnut Cake

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Dates and Walnut Cake

My blog views have crossed 100000... Yayy!!!! Thanks to all for your support and celebrating it with a delicious and healthy cake... Dates and Walnut Cake is a quick and healthier cake. The original recipe called for date palm jaggery. I used brown sugar and white sugar. If you can lay your hands on date palm jaggery, please use it. It is healthier option. I got this recipe from here and we loved it.
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Ingredients
Wheat Flour – 1 cup
Dates – 10 - 12
Milk - ¾ cup
Date Palm Jaggery – 180 grams (Alternate 3/4 cup sugar)
Oil – 3 table spoons
Baking Soda – 1 tea spoon
Chopped Walnuts – ¼ cup (or Pecans)
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Method
Mix walnuts with 2 tea spoons of flour and set aside.
Heat milk and add coarsely grated jaggery to it and stir. If using sugar, then add sugar to milk.
Add the dates(remove seeds if they are not pitted) to the milk and let it cook for 2-3 minutes. Let it cool a little and then grind it to a paste. There could be little chunks of dates and that is fine.
Add oil and mix.
Sieve together flour and baking soda and pour the date mixture to the flour and mix well. Add little more milk If the mixture is very thick.
Add chopped walnuts and mix well.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and bake the cake in a greased loaf pan for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. It took 32 minutes in my oven. Make sure to turn the pan half way through to ensure even cooking
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Points to Note: Bake the cake immediately after preparing the mixture so make sure the oven is pre-heated by the time mixture is ready.
Instead of grinding the dates with milk you can also chop and add them if you would like the prominent taste of the dates.
From eat-hearty.blogspot.in - For those who don't know much about Khejur Gur (date palm jaggery), it is made from boiling the sap from date palms and is very popular in Bengal during the winter months. It is also commonly called "Notun Gur" ( literally, "new jaggery") or "Nolen Gur". It is not easily available, but can be found in some Indian grocery stores.

Sending this to my own Guest host event – WTML, Gayathri’s page, Bake Fest, Vardhini’s page, Mission – Whole Grains, Sheelu's, Pallavi's

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16 comments :

  1. congratulations on the 100K hits, the cake looks delicious... :)

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  2. Many congratulations for your 100000 likes :-). Way to go... ANd a very interesting recipe too... Can we replace date-palm jaggery with ordinary jaggery? jaggery from sugar cane?

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    1. I used brown sugar.. I am guessing you can use powdered jiggery also.. please let me know if you try it!!

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  3. Looks fabulous and plus point is they are so simple . Thanks

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  4. Congratulations on the milestone!!

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  5. Congratulations dear, cake looks fantastic.

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  6. Wow Congratulations for your 100000 hits !!!! Healthy and delicious Cake :)

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  7. Looks yummy!! Definitely will try out this cake in weekend.
    Hey Sowmya recently few weeks back I visited your site, and now its became daily routine to visit your site at least once in day, thanks for wonderful recopies.
    http://www.recipefavourite.com/

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  8. Congrats on crossing the milestone Sowmya.. Cake looks delectable and mouth-watering :-)

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  9. Hey congratulations Sowmya!!
    Tempting cake!!
    Following you :)

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  10. Congrats !! Keep rocking.. Much inviting cake !

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  11. Lovely and very healthy ones will make it for sure :) Thanks for linking this entry in my event Bake Fest

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