Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Eggless Date & Almond Cake

BM # 51
Week : 2 , Day 2
Theme : Baking
Theme of the week : Tea Cakes

For Day 2 I have a very healthy tea cake . This is one of my favorite cakes, which has APF in the original recipe, but I substituted it with whole wheat flour. It gets slightly dense but does not vary the taste. The puréed dates give it the look of a chocolate cake and most people cannot even make out that dates have been used.I have used almonds but walnuts taste equally good.
This cake tastes best as it is just with a cup of tea or coffee.
I also love serving it with vanilla ice cream and my guests love it.

Date and Almond Whole Wheat Cake
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup APF
1 baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup dates
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup almonds
Vanilla essence
Remove the seeds from dates.
Boil water, add the dates and 1/8 tsp of baking soda.cover and let it sit for a while.
Sieve the flour and baking powder.
Beat oil and sugar till creamy.
Add the dates along with the water and beat along with the oil and sugar.
Add vanilla essence .
Slowly add the flour and mix
Add in the almonds.
Pour into greased and lined baking tin.
Sprinkle chopped almonds and pistachios.
Bake at 180 for 35-40 minutes.
Let cool before inverting.

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  1. Omg that dessert platter looks simply just out of the world, wat a gorgeous cake, just wowwing here.

  2. Is that chocolate syrup.. hmmm cake looks yum with chocolate syrup.

  3. This is one of those cakes when even stripped down to basics would sill taste delicious. Love date cake.

  4. Nice some shape for the cake . I love dates in baking ... And this is very nice

  5. Healthy and a delicious bake... Love the mild sweetness of dates in bakes...

  6. You always make cooking/baking sound really breezy. I love it that how much ever complex a recipe is, when you present it, it doesnt feel intimidating. Just like the previous recipe (carrot cake), this one also sounds so easy to make :-). Its a great quality you have, Vaishali, I really appreciate it :-)

  7. Ahh vaishali, what a presentation, stunned!!! Love the cake and that cute shape of it!!!

  8. this one sounds so healthy looks yummm.

  9. Dates in a cake sound awesome. I am loving this series on tea cakes.

  10. Love dates and almond. I should start using wheat flour instead of APF. Very nice

  11. Very well done..cake looks so gorgeous and love the shape of the cake..

  12. What a delicious looking almond - date cake.

  13. Absolutely gorgeous looking cake!!

  14. OMG! Cake looks yumm with that melted chocolate...

  15. Lovely clicks Vaishali. That melted chocolate looks so inviting!!

  16. What a lovely click Vaishali! Looks just awesome :)

  17. Vaishali, that's another delicious cake you have..yes as I said tea cakes are my favorite..will have to try this as well..do share your cake tin, you get such lovely shape for your cakes...would want to see how it looks..:)

  18. The cake looks so good Vaishali. Yes, dates cake does mimic chocolate cake! Yum...

  19. what a beautiful dome shaped cake...lovely recipe

  20. First click makes me drool over my laptop!! looks so delicious and inviting..

  21. Delicious date and almond cake. I used to make mine like this initially. I am loving it but equally curious abt the pipes/rolls you have served with the ice cream.What is that?