I wanted to try this cake as my kids are not a great fan of dates. On a website I read that it tastes like chocolate cake, this really got me into baking it right away. I have modified the ingredients from the recipe I saw online (aayi’s recipe) to use multigrain flour and brown sugar. This was a great hit at my house. Very moist and tasty cake..
1 cup multi-grain flour
18 de-seeded Dates
3/4 cup Milk
1/4 cup milk for soaking dates & grinding into paste
3/4 cup Sugar or brown sugar
1/2 cup Oil
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tbsp Nuts (chopped, any nuts of your choice, optional)
Pre-heat oven at 350 degree Fahrenheit.
Grease a cake pan with oil.
Soak the de-seeded dates in little milk and keep this aside for 30 minutes.
In the mean time, sieve together flour and baking soda. Keep this aside.
In a deep bowl, add sugar, milk and oil. Mix it well using a spatula for couple of minutes.
Grind the soaked dates into a fine paste (use lil extra milk for making a paste) and add this into the milk mixture. Mix it again till everything is well combined.
Add the flour-baking soda mix into it, little by little.
Mix well using a spatula, till everything is combined properly.
Add the chopped nuts and mix once again.
Pour in the cake batter and bake it for 35 – 40 minutes. Check with a toothpick whether cooked or not.
Let cool for 5 minutes in the cake pan, transfer to a wire rack and let it cool completely.
Cut into pieces and serve.
-serve with a scoop of ice cream
-serve with tea for an evening snack