I was doing monthly birthdays for my little one. each month different variety of cake. I happened to see my friends picture in orkut. she had made dates cake for her little one. I just loved it. Thanks archana for sharing the recipe from Aayis. I added eggs and made thsi cake for more tastier and cake becomes more soft. Made thsi cake on swanu's 10 th month bday and also for our DDLC kitty party. All my friends just loved it. Infact my hubby and his friends, my Father in law just loved this cake.
This is for all my friends who are waiting for me to post thsi on my blog.
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup all purpose flour or maida
1/2 cup oil
1 tea spn baking soda
2 tbl spn cashews, almonds
Soak the dates in warm milk overnight.Remove the seeds. i use usually seedless as it is softer and easy .
Add sugar and grind them to a smooth paste along with the milk in which it is soaked in.
Note:-Sugar quantity might vary, depending upon your dates sweetness
Add oil and mix teh dates mixture.Add 2 beaten eggs in to it and again mix it properly.
Sieve together flour and baking soda. Add the flour one table spoon at a time and mix slowly. Add the nuts and mix.
Preheat the oven at 350F. Bake the cake for 35-40min (or till a toothpick in the cake comes out clean).
Tips for baking:-
Determine a size you will need.
Choose a light finish pan, so that it bakes with a lighter color crust.
Anodized pans are good and wont rust.
Use non stick sprays for coating the pan.