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Saturday, 22 December 2012

"Dates & Figs Cake - Eggless"

Christmas day is coming nearer and nearer and so is the excitement to celebrate :)
I am sure you all are busy preparing cakes and muffins for the big day so I thought of sharing a quick and delicious recipe of Dates & Fig cake. This cake is dense, rich and eggless which makes it perfect to enjoy on   a Christmas day. Another good thing about this cake is that you can enjoy its warmth in this chilly weather as dates and figs are perfect fruits for the winter season.
Enjoy the recipe and keep sending your posts and feedback :)

"Dates & Figs Cake - Eggless"

Ingredients :

1 cup chopped dates ( seedless)
1/2 cup chopped dried figs
1 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tin condensed milk 
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda bi carb
1/2 cup oil
Few cashewnuts for garnishing

  • Preheat the oven at 150*C for ten minutes before baking 
  • Chop the dates and figs finely and put in a deep pan. Add 6 tbsp of water and heat gently together on low flame for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add soda bi carb. Mix well and keep aside for 15-20 minutes
  • Sift flour and baking powder together in a mixing bowl.Mix dates mix with the flour. 
  • Beat oil and condensed milk together till smooth and add vanilla essence. Mix well.
  • Pour this liquid to the flour mixture and mix well till the batter becomes smooth and of dropping consistency.
  • Grease a small cake or loaf tin and put butter paper to prevent cake from sticking. 
  • Pour the batter in the tin and garnish with cashew pieces.Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Check with a knife before removing the cake if its done or not.
  • Slice the cake and serve warm with coffee or tea.
Note : You can frost this cake with whipped cream before serving. Store this cake in an airtight container for longer shelf life. This cake will be little dense and heavy so you need to grease the tin well or use butter paper before baking. Decorate the cake with cashew or walnuts for additional flavour/taste.

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