I must say, this cake is my Signature dish and very close to my heart. When I was trying my hand in baking, I experienced a lot of failures, but this recipe has uplifted my faith in trying and achieving my goal.
Whenever I made this, everyone liked it for its soft, moist texture. As a little treat to help you relax and settle into Christmas mood, I will share my very easy Date cake recipe with very minimal ingredients. If anyone wants to try their hand at baking, this is just the recipe for you. Just go ahead and try this, you will never regret it.
Now we will see how to make this,
Dates – 1 cup
Butter /oil – 1 cup
Sugar – 1 cup
All purpose flour – 2 cups (you can mix whole wheat and all purpose too)
Eggs – 2 (beaten)
Water – 1 cup
Cooking soda – 1 tsp or little less.
– De-seed the dates and chop it either by using food processor or knife, keep aside.
-Grease the baking tray (you can use bread tin as well). Line this with butter paper, keep it ready.
– Take water in a small bowl and boil. When it starts boiling switch off the gas, add chopped dates, butter, sugar, and cooking soda to boiled water and keep aside at least for 20 min.
– After it cools, add beaten eggs and mix nicely.
-Now fold in All-purpose flour, mix gently and pour this batter to greased and lined baking vessel.
-Bake this in a pre- heated oven for 35 -40 min or until done at 180 C.
-If you want to check its doneness, use tooth pick or knife. Insert this, if it comes out clean, remove the tin, keep it outside.
-After some time, remove butter paper and cool further.
-When it reaches room temperature, you can slice it or cut according to your wish and enjoy with cup of coffee or tea.
Note: For the Eggless Version, use 1/2 cup of flax gel and you can refer my earlier post for the preparation.