Date and Walnut Cake, Eggless Date and Walnut Cake

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Oct. 14, 2016

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!

Ingredients

Sliced dates 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Chopped walnuts 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Instant coffee powder 1 Tablespoon
Soft butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Condensed milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Plain flour 1 1/4 Cup (20 tbs)
Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
Baking powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Vanilla essence 1 Teaspoon

Directions

GETTING READY:

1. Combine the coffee powder and 1 tbsp of hot water in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside.

2. Combine the dates and 1 cup of hot water in a bowl, cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for 30 minutes. Drain and keep aside.

3. Pre-heat the oven at 180C.

MAKING:

3. Combine the butter and condensed milk in a deep bowl and beat it using an electric beater till smooth.

4. Add the plain flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix well using a spatula.

5. Add the dates, cup of walnuts, vanilla essence and coffee-water mixture and mix well using a spatula.

6. Pour the batter into a greased and dusted bread loaf tin of 200 mm. (8”) bread loaf tin and tap it lightly.

7. Sprinkle the remaining cup of walnuts evenly over it and bake it in a pre-heated oven at 180C (360F) for 50 to 55 minutes.

8. Cool slightly, loosen the sides with the help of a bread knife and demould it.

SERVING:

9. Cut the cake into 13 mm. (“) slices. Serve or store in an air-tight container.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 438Calories from Fat 241

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.5%

Saturated Fat 12 g60%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 296 mg12.33%

Total Carbohydrates 42 g14%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 14 g

Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet