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Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals. Its a good source of energy, sugar and fiber. Dates reduces blood pressure, heart stroke, relieves constipation and is anti inflammatory.

Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc are found indates. It also contains vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K.

INGREDIENTS

  • Wheat flour 1 1/2  tea cup
  • Sugar  1/2 tea cup
  • Butter 100 gm
  • Egg 2
  • Cinamom powder 1 tsp
  • Cardamom 3
  • Salt a pinch
  • Dates chopped.  1 tea cup
  • Milk 1/4 teacup
  • Baking powder 1 tsp
  • Baking soda 1/2 tsp

METHOD

Preheat oven to 180 degrees for 10 minutes.

Soak the dates in water for 3-4 hours, drain the water  and chop into very fine pieces.

Separate the egg whites and egg yellow and beat it nicely.

Add cardamom and cinnamon powder in the sugar  and blend it in a blender to a fine powder.

Sieve baking soda, baking powder, a pinch of salt and wheat flour three times, this is done to incorporate everything well.

Separate the egg yolks from whites and keep the yolks and whites in separate bowls. Beat the egg  whites till they are stiff, beat the yolks also.

Add the dates and milk and mix well in the mixture.

Add little wheat flour at a time and fold gently using a wooden ladle.

Pour it in a greased tray, add little( 1/4 tsp) flour and spread it all over the tray. Tap the greased tray and bake in a  preheated oven at 180 degrees for 35-40 minutes in the oven.

Check with a tooth pick or knife, if it comes out clean the cake is done otherwise bake for some more time.

Take it out from the oven and cool it in a wire rack.

Note:

  • Beat  Butter and sugar for at least 5 – 10 minutes. Starting on low speed then gradually increasing speed.
  • Sieve baking powder and wheat flour three times.
  • Large metal spoons are used to fold eggs into batter so that eggs do not deflate.
  • Preheat 10 minutes before you place the batter.
  • To test whether the cake has cooked or not just insert a knife, if it comes out clean that means cake is cooked.
  • While folding the flour work quickly but gently.
Categories: CAKES, DESSERTS

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