Sunday, July 10, 2011

Eggless Dates Cake

Hello World!
Well! Are you thinking if I am coming out of a deep slumber! Well not! Then, what explains such a long absense from this space! I am going to answer that shortly.

As I have already mentioned in some of my previous posts that I have started a new blog and it chronicles my experiences with food, books and everything I feel like writing about. So, these days I am active in that space only. I had started this blog 'The Veggie Hut' to write about my cooking experiences. But, believe me I learnt cooking in that process of blogging. So many food enthusiasts in this blogsphere to be inspired from! I loved cooking and blogging. Gradually, I realised I would like to blog about everything I am enthusiastic about and that can list a number of things starting with books. So, the idea of starting afresh took shape in my mind and Pages was born. I would like you to join me on there and join me in my journey in this blog world.

I have posted a couple of recipes there. Do have a look at them and let me know what you think of them!

Eggless Chocolate Brownies
Celebration Chocolate Cake With Fudge Frosting (Eggless)
Pineapple Chunk & Cardamom Cake (Eggless)
Cardamom Kulfi

Malai Kulfi ~ Using Condensed Milk~ A Quicker Version!
Bread Ras Malai ~ my all time favourite!
Chocolate-y trifle
Breakfast in a glass ~ Strawberry Banana Shake & Dates Mocha Shake

Mango Mania ~ Mango Lassi/ Mango Smoothie!
Lemonade With a Twist ~ Blueberry Lemonade ~ Making It From Scratch!

This probably will be my last post on this space. However, I may update it with any food related post I do on my new blog. So, for this last post, I have a Dates Cake for you. Enjoy the sweet treat!


1 cup AP Flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup pitted dates(About 18 soaked in water for 2-3 hours).
1 tsp baking powder.
3/4 tsp baking soda.
1/4 cup soft butter.
1/4 cup water used for soaking dates.
1/4 cup milk.

1. Grease a 8'' round cake tin and preheat the oven at 180C.
2. Strain the dates but keep the water it were soaked in. Churn the daytes with milk to make a smooth paste.
3. Shift flour, baking powder, soda 2-3 times together so atht it is well blended.
4. Cream in the sugar and butter till well incorporated and fluffy.
5.Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients whisking all the time.
6. Add water and whisk till the batter is smooth, around 2-3 minutes.
7. Pour into the pre greased tin and bake at 180 C for 25 mins and then lower the temperature to 160 C and bake for another 10 minutes or untila sweker comes out clean.
8. Let it rest in the tin for 5-10 mins before turning it on a wire rack to cool.
9. Cool completely and slice. Serve.

Sending it to Tamalpaku's Only Baked Event. Only Series is the brain child of Pari.

Cheers! Enjoy! See you on Pages.

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