Date and Walnut Cake, Eggless Date and Walnut Cake
by Tarla Dalal
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The intense sweetness of dates and the rustic bitterness of walnuts complement each other beautifully in this Eggless Date and Walnut Cake.
An ideal accompaniment for a cup of hot Tea, Chocolate or Coffee , this cake has a well-balanced and homely flavour that everybody is sure to enjoy. While condensed milk enhances the richness of this cake, a dash of coffee powder adds to its flavour, bringing the overall experience to an incomparably high level!
- Combine the coffee powder and 1 tbsp of hot water in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside.
- Combine the dates and 1 cup of hot water in a bowl, cover it with a lid and keep aside to soak for 30 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
- Combine the butter and condensed milk in a deep bowl and beat it using an electric beater till smooth.
- Add the plain flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix well using a spatula.
- Add the dates, ½ cup walnuts, vanilla essence and coffee-water mixture and mix well using a spatula.
- Pour the batter into a greased bread loaf tin of 200 mm. (8”) and tap it lightly.
- Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of walnuts evenly over it and bake it in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 55 minutes.
- Cool slightly, loosen the sides with the help of a knife and demould it.
- Cut the cake into 13 mm. ( ½“) slices.
- Serve or store in an air-tight container.
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