Monday, 24 November 2014


Dates, Walnut & Coffee Cake (Eggless)


Whole wheat flour/atta              -1&1/2 cups
Plain flour/maida                        -1/2 cup
Sunflower Oil/Vegetable Oil     -1/2 cup
Can Sugar/Demerara Sugar        -3/4 cup
Almond Milk/Soy Milk              -1 cup
Water                                          -1 cup
Dates Seedless                            -1 cup chopped
Walnuts/Mixed nuts                    -1/2 cup
Instant Coffee powder                 -2 tspoon
Choco Chips                                -1 tblspoon dark chocolate
Vanilla Extract                             -1 tspoon
Baking Powder                             -1 tspoon
Baking Soda                                 -1/2 tspoon
Salt                                               -a pinch


Take all your ingredients  before you are ready for baking, this helps baking easy.

First chop the dates and walnuts and keep aside.
Get your cake tin / loaf tin ready with lining and greasing.
Heat the milk in a pan and take it off the flame, add the coffee powder and stir well.
Now add the dates into the coffee milk. Mix well and allow the dates to be in the milk for some 10-15 minutes or more.

Now sieve both the whole wheat flours and Plain flour with salt, baking soda and baking powder into a deep mixing bowl.
At this point preheat the oven to 200C/392 F.
Now add the sugar & vanilla into flour, mix it well.
Now add the soaked dates along with the milk, 1 cup water, walnuts and oil.
Use the electric hand blender or mixed to mix the batter at medium to high speed till the whole batter is uniform and mixed evenly.

Use the rubber spatula to remove the batter from the sides of the bowl. Don't overdo the mixing.
Now pour the cake batter into the prepared cake tin / loaf tin. Shake the cake tin from the sides.

Put the tin in the pre heated oven and bake for 45 mins to 1 hour or until the the toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.
Keep checking the cake as oven heat varies from over size and brand.
Once cake is baked , keep it to cool down on a wire rack.
You can serve this loaf.cake with tea, coffee or chocolate sauce if eating for dessert.

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