Thursday, 4 June 2009
Honey -Date-Walnut Cake
We had a Farewell party , in my house and I tried this Cake for the very first time, and it turned out to be an instant hit .
The recipe is as follows:
1 cup dates
½ cup honey (or 1 full medium size bottle of honey can be used for sweet lovers!!! I used 1/2 cup.)
1 cup walnuts
2 eggs - at room temperature
¼ cup each - milk and butter at room temperature
2 cups - all-purpose flour (maida)
½ cup brown sugar or white cane sugar
½ tsp each - , and cardamom powder
Honey, Walnuts and Dates
Dates and Honey: Finely chop dates . Take them in a cup and add honey. Keep the dates soaked in honey for about 30 minutes. This is done to soften and further sweeten the dates. (Extremely sweet and soft Medjool type does not need the honey/soaking part.)
Walnuts: Finely chop walnuts to small pieces
Eggs: Break eggs into a cup and beat with a spoon. For those who do not prefer egg, mashed, ripe banana can be added instead of eggs.
Sift and add flour to a big vessel. Add in sugar, baking powder, soda and cardamom powder. Mix well.Add butter, milk and eggs. Also add walnuts and dates along with the honey as they are soaked in. Combine all thoroughly. If the batter is too thick, adjust the consistency by adding little bit more milk. Pour the mixture into a . level it evenly.
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place the cake pan in the bottom rack for the first 15 minutes, and then move the pan to the top rack. Bake for about a total 30 minutes, until a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean.
Remove the cake from oven. Let it cool. Then serve!!