I tried this eggless date cake from the back of the dates pack I bought. The recipe was very simple with no sugar in it. I like mild sweet cakes/breads. This tastes more like that. So loved it. I was first afraid of how it is going to turn out as it is the recipe just from the back of the pack, but it turned out good. But they had given the name as dates rolls. I baked it in bunt pan, they had mentioned to bake in bread loaf pan. If you are sweet toothed, then this may not be your kind of cake, but still you can try adding sugar or pouring some sauces like caramel / butterscotch or chocolate sauce or even you can try spreading nutella after baking and try eating this cake, you will sure love it!
|Pitted dates*||½ cup|
|Milk||½ cup + 2 tblsp|
|Mixed spice powder||¼ tsp|
|Cinnamon powder||¼ tsp|
|Baking soda (Bi carbonate of soda)||1 tsp|
|Lemon juice||1 tsp|
|Maida/ All purpose flour||1 & ¼ cup|
* Deseeded dates
|Preheat oven to 190oC. Deseed the dates, heat milk in a pan with butter and roughly chopped dates. Cook in medium flame until the dates become mushy and mixture becomes like a thick paste. Meanwhile, mix Maia, baking soda, cinnamon power, mixed spice power in a bowl. Add the cooked dates and water and mix well. Add lemon juice lastly and mix well, do not over mix. Pour into a greased pan, leaving space to rise, dusted with flour and bake for 35-40 minutes in the oven or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.|
Cool down for 15 minutes and invert over a wire rack and cool down. You can have it with any sweet sauces like butterscotch or caramel, if you want. You can also sprinkle powdered sugar over it.
|Baking time differs from oven to oven. So better keep an eye after 30 minutes. After baking, keep the pan over wet cloth. This makes the cake come out clean without tearing or sticking to the pan. If you are sweet toothed, you can add ¼ cup sugar for this cake. You can replace lemon juice with vinegar. You can add chopped nuts ¼ cup. walnuts is the best combo! I will soon update the pan size.|