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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dates cake

You will need :

1 cup = 250 ml
1 cup date paste
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Grease the baking dish with butter and flour or place a butter paper inside it.
In a medium bowl sieve together flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a large bowl, using an electric cake beater, mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy (medium speed for 2 min). Lower the speed and add eggs one by one along with vanilla essence. Beat till you get a smooth mixture. 
Now add the dates paste and mix well on low speed for 30 sec. 
Add flour mixture slowly in batches and mix with a ladle gently folding into the butter mixture. Do not use the electric beater to mix the flour as it makes the cake hard and dry. 
Finally, add chopped nuts and mix until just combined.
Pour the batter into prepared baking dish and even out on all sides for even cooking. Bake for 30 to 40 min or until the knife comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cake.
Cool the cake on a wire rack and serve.


  1. Just melt in mouth, My three year old son loved it.. Jazakallah khair for sharin. :-)