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Monday, November 28, 2011

Dates Honey Cake

If cake can be done in such an amazing variety, this can be one.This cake is done without oil(used for greasing the tin),butter and sugar.Since Cake can be done with different flavors, fruits,colours,textures and Icings and this is done using honey, pulsed dates,grated ginger and dates syrup.Really tastes different and super delicious with mild sweetness. It can be done moist and better by adding 50 ml refined oil and even tastes so good without it and butter.Adding grated ginger makes it feel good and flavored as it goes well with honey and dates.Certainly an easy (piece of) Cake for expert hands to try it at home.U can try it with Wheat flour instead of Self raising flour and the result will be a super yumm Healthy Cake.Enjoy the best of Dates and honey experience!.Share the Joys of Life this Christmas Season!!. BonAppetit!.

Dates Honey Cake - A Feel Good Dessert
Ingredients
        1 1/4 cup self-raising flour
        100 ml good honey
        60 gm dates - pulsed fine with 100 ml milk
        10 dates - pulsed coarsely
        100 ml dates syrup          
        2 eggs - beaten well (optional)
        2 tbsp plain lowfat yoghurt
        2 tsp Maple syrup(optional)
        20 ml refined oil
        3/4 tsp grated ginger
        3/4 tsp baking powder
        a pinch of salt(less than 1/6 tsp)
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Sieve  self-raising flour,salt and baking powder together.keep this aside..
3. Beat finely pulsed dates and milk with dates syrup using a hand mixer till it blends well.
4. Add it to the flour bowl and mix it with a spatulla adding coarsely pulsed dates,beaten eggs (optional),2 tbsp plain lowfat Yoghurt, Maple Syrup (optional) and grated ginger for few mins(5-7 mins) so that no lump should form.
5. Grease  8" cake tin with 2 - 3 tbsp oil or butter and place 2-3 tbsp coarsely pulsed dates
6. Pour the prepared mixture into the tin and bake for 30 - 35 mins or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
7. Remove from oven and allow it to cool for 20 minutes.Invert the tin on a wire rack and remove it carefully.
8. You can glaze it with honey and Slice and serve it hot along with tea or coffee.

13 comments:

Aakriti said...

Lovely ....ah!! looks sumptuous..shall try soon:)
Aakriti
http://aakritimalik.blogspot.com/

faseela said...

superb dear......lovely cake

Uma said...

Super Yummy!!! I love it as it has no butter in it.

alka narula said...

will definitely try it out..

revathi said...

Cake looks superb..:) I love the combination of dates and honey..:) very comforting..
Reva

Smitha said...

the combination of the ingredients itself is too amazing ...delicious!

Now Serving said...

wow looks delicious!!!

Pranati Nath said...

mmm yummmm....superb & delicious cake....i want some...:)

Poornima Nair said...

That looks so rich, love the color!

divya said...

Hmm! delicious and healthy. Love it.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy looking cake....

Ramya said...

That looks soo soft and fluffy!!

Aakash Kokz said...

Hi Christy,

The first pic just brought some water to my mouth. I love cakes and it has been a long time since my Mom hasn't prepared one. So, I would really want her to make this one for me. Thanks for sharing the beautiful recipe with everyone :)

Peace,
Aakash Kokz
www.unexpressedthoughts.com