29 December 2016

Dates Wheat Cake



My twist on the regular butterless sponge cake is that I have added whole wheat flour instead of regular all purpose flour / maida and I have also added dates for more nutrition and added flavour. The cake turned out delicious and yum as I expected :)

Dates helps in weight loss, promotes heart health, relieves constipation and supports regular bowl movement, reduces blood pressure and iron deficiency.

Dates Wheat Cake

Ingredients

Wheat flour  - 2 cup

Sugar - 1 cup

Eggs - 4

Baking Powder - 1 tsp

Vanilla essence - 1 tsp

Dates - 10 -15

Water - 1/2 cup


Preparation Method

1. Pit the dates and chop them finely. In a pan add water and dates bring to boil and turn off the stove, let it cool and soak. Grind it to a fine paste. Keep aside

2. Sieve wheat flour and baking powder and keep aside.

3. Preheat the oven in mode 'toast' at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.

4. In a mixing bowl, add sugar, vanilla essence and eggs and whip it using an electric mixer with low speed. When the eggs are mixed well, after 2 to 3 minutes, whip again for 10 minutes in medium speed.

5. Into the above mixture, add 1 tbsp. of the wheat flour and fold into the egg mixture with a wooden spoon. Mix gently. When the flour is mixed well, add 1/2 of the flour and mix again gently. Then finally add the remaining flour and mix well, but gently. This way, the flour mixes into the egg mixture evenly without forming lumps.

6. Mix in the dates puree and mix well.

7. Grease a cake mould with ghee or butter.

8. Pour into it the cake batter.

9. Bake it for 30 minutes at 180 degrees in 'bake' mode.

10. It’s better to check the cake after 25 minutes, if it’s done. Time taken to bake depends on oven you are using. Take a skewer and insert into the center of the cake all the way down till the bottom. If the skewer comes clean then the cake is cooked.


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