Deserts & Sweets

Dates & Walnut Cake.

Serve Dates & Walnut Cake with a Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream. It goes well with the cake.

I got inspired to cook this awesome desert by a renowed celebrity chef.  Watching his food channels for many years and learning tons of cooking skills just by watching his food channels on television. Dates & Walnut cake is a delicacy you would admire too.  Please try it at home.

Ingredients : 

  • Fresh Dates – 250 gms – de-seeded and kept aside.
  • Walnut – 75 gms – coarsly crushed.
  • Milk – 600 ml.
  • Brown sugar – 50 gm.
  • Vanilla Essence – 4 drops.
  • Flour (Maida) – 250 gms.
  • Baking powder – Half tsp.
  • Baking soda – Half tsp.
  • Salt – just a pinch.
  • Instant Coffee powder – One tbs.
  • Three Eggs – Beaten well and keep it aside.
  • Butter – 20 gms – melt it and keep it aside.

Method :

  • Take a deep Kadai or Wok and heat it up.  Add milk and warm up the milk.
  • Once the milk is hot, add de-seeded dates to the hot mild and continuously stir.  
  • Keep cooking and stiring the milk / date mixture on medium heat, until the dates are almost melted into the milk.
  • Add Brown sugar to the mild once dates are melted.  Stir well until sugar is melted.
  • Turn off the heat, and strain the milk/date/sugar mixture into another utensil.  Keep it aside.
  • Take another large bowl and add Flour (Maida), vanilla essence, instant coffee powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt and mix them well.
  • Add melted butter to this mixture and keep mixing continuously.
  • Add beaten egg slowly and keep stiring/mixing the dough.  
  • Add strained mixture of milk/date/brown sugar to the above large bowl slowly and keep mixing continously.
  • Mix properly and continously until you have a thick sticky dough for cake.  
  • Take a baking jar.  Apply melting butter on its inner surface.  Dust is with little flour from all sides on the butter.
  • Pour the Cake mixture slowly into this baking jar and spred it evenly.
  • Heat up the microwave owen on convection mode at 185 deg centigrade.  Once heating is over, place the Baking jar containing cake mixture gently inside the microwave.
  • Bake this mixture for 50 to 60 minutes at 185 deg centigrade.  Keep checking the baking process from time to time.
  • Dates & Walnut Cake is ready to be served.
  • Serve Dates & Walnut Cake with a Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream.  It goes well with the cake.
  • Happy Eating.


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