Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Whole Wheat Date & Nut Cake(Eggless)

datewalnutcake

Baking is definitely therapeutic, if you love to bake you know what I am talking about. I used to bake a lot few years back when gluten was still a part of our diet. It is definitely lot of fun and very easy to bake with flours containing gluten. So I seriously look forward for opportunities to bake with wheat and make it for people who include them. My Parents include wheat in their diet and I baked these cup cakes few months back and sent it to them. This recipe I saw in a magazine  few years back and the recipe was for making the cake in Microwave. This is such a simple recipe and a definite keeper. I have changed the recipe slightly replaced the all purpose flour with whole wheat,  added more dates, as I had ton of them and cut down slightly on the sugar.

Dates are healthy alternate for refined sugar, but still are sugar and in fact very high in sugar. All dried fruits have more sugar than when they are fresh. So this recipe is not recommended for people with diabetes. If you can include gluten and dates in your diet, do give it a try and let me know how you liked it.

Preparation Time – 20 Minutes

Cooking Time – 12-15 Minutes

Makes - 24 mini cup cakes + 4 regular cup cakes

Ingredients

Whole Wheat Flour - 1 1/4 Cups

Dates - around 25

Raw sugar - 1/2 cup

Brown butter/Clarified butter/Ghee - 1/4 cup

Warm Milk - 1 + 1/4 cup

Salt – pinch

Baking Soda - 1 tsp

Chopped walnuts - 1/2 cup

Vinegar -1 Tbsp

Vanilla extract – 1 Tsp (Cardamom + Nutmeg + Cinnamon also will work to give a fruit cake flavor)

Method

1) Soak the dates in warm milk and set this aside for an hour till the dates are soft and tender.

2) Puree the dates in a food processor to a fine a paste.

3) Add salt, baking soda, chopped walnuts  to the whole wheat flour, combine it and set it aside.

4) To the date and milk puree, add the melted clarified butter, raw sugar, vanilla extract and combine well.

5) Preheat a baking oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit and  line a 24 mini cup cake mould  cups and also another 4 cup cake mould with paper cups.

6) Slowly add the combined dry ingredients to the wet ones and gently stir and combine well with a spatula without over mixing. Now add the vinegar and give one last stir.

7). Fill the lined moulds till 3/4th of their height and bake for 12-15 minutes till a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

8) Cool in a wire rack and enjoy!!

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26 comments:

PT said...

Cute cup cakes...

Rumana Rawat said...

Lovely looking cakes.. i want to have one:)

Delicious Adventures said...

Thanks for your lovely comments on my space...The cakes, by the way, are just what I need to do with the dates in my fridge..bookmarking it.

radha said...

These look lovely. And date cakes do taste so good as I am sure this one does too.

Lubna Karim said...

They look extremely soft and yum....

Swathi Iyer said...

Cute and delicious cake Sadhana, I love it as it is wholesome.

Julie said...

Very delicious n soft,have tried dates cake but muffins is a must try now after looking at these..Yummy!!
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Sangeetha said...

wow...they look very soft n moist, healthy indeed...loved the way u make all your bakes in a guilt free n yummy baked goodies...great recipes!!

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Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

soft and yummy cake.healthy one

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Yummy and healthy recipe...Happy to follow u..
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Daksha said...

This cup cake is looks so delicious, soft and healthy too.....

hemalata said...

Beautiful cup cakes.

Priya said...

Those cuties looks fabulous,super moist and quite addictive.

Spice up the Curry said...

your cupcake looks really tempting. I am salivating here.

Jay said...

wow...absolutely lipsmacking..love it..:)
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Miriam said...

Cooking is indeed therpudic for me too, lovely cupcakes :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Sobha Shyam said...

so yummy, soft and spongy cake :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

It looks soft and fluffy! Tempting and love the healthy part!

Akila said...

Looks delicious...

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Vidhya said...

Cupcakes look so inviting,loved it more as it uses dates which I love just as much as I love chocolates.

krish said...

Delisious ;) from Borosil And You

cookingvarieties said...

hi sensible vegetarian, another delicious treat, especially with those nutritious dates. have a nice day

Edible Enterianment said...

Love all your bakes! They are simple & always yield delicious results! And this is another great recipe! :)

shooting star said...

eggless cakes are most welcome in summers!!

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Archana said...

Looks so delicious. I wish I could swipe a few off the screen.
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