Date and Walnut Cake


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Traditional and wholesome.

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Serves 6 to 8
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Ingredients


225 gms seedless dates (khajur)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
85 gms plain flour (maida)
115 gms butter or margarine
115 gms sugar
55 gms chopped walnuts (akhrot)
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
sweetened cream for serving

Method
  1. Chop the dates, soak in 5 tablespoon of water and add the soda bi - carb. Allow to stand overnight or at least for 4 hours.
  2. Sieve the flour and baking powder.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar very well until light and creamy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well.
  5. Add the vanilla essence.
  6. Mix the dates and walnuts together and add alternately with the flour.
  7. Grease and dust a shallow 200 mm.(8") diameter tin.
  8. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
  9. Bake in a moderate oven at 350°F for 45 minutes.
  10. Cool and cut into slices.
  11. Serve with sweetened cream.
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 on 25 Dec 11 06:38 AM


The cake is delicious. My family(especially my parents) enjoyed the cake.The flavor of dates is delicious.My cake was ready in 30 mins. So depending on the oven one should check.