Thursday, November 24, 2011

Dates & Chocolate Cake

Dates, an incredible dry fruits with loads of healthy stuffs in it but unfortunately most of us rarely include it in our daily menu..I usually try adding homemade dates puree in my bakes just to feed easily my teddies,its quite an easy and best way to feed dates to my kids..This time i simply combined homemade dates puree with chocolate and prepared this super spongy moist cake with few cashew nuts in it..This cake is simple enough to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee, also its best to serve for a special occasions simply with a chocolate glaze..Today its our second day of blogging marathon,do check out other marathoners running this 10th edition of blogging marathon here..Sending this fabulous cakes to Srivalli's Deceptively Delicious For Kids guest hosted by Pavani,Julie's Christmas Delicacy and to Srivalli's Snacks Mela..


1+1/2cups All purpose flour
2nos Eggs
1/2cup Butter
1/2cup Chocolate chunks
1/4cup Sugar
1/2cup Dates puree
1tsp Baking powder
1/2tsp Baking soda
Few Cashew nuts

Dates Puree:
Soak a cup of pitted dates in hot water for half an hour, grind them as fine puree and use them as per need..


Preheat the oven to 350F, sieve the all purpose flour with baking powder and baking soda and keep aside..Meanwhile, heat the chocolate chunks with enough water in microwave oven until they turns as thick chocolate sauce..Beat the butter,sugar for few minutes, add the eggs one by one and beat everything well, finally add the dates puree and chocolate sauce, beat everything well..


Gradually add the sieved flour,cashew nuts to the wet ingredients, mix gently with a spatula,dont overmix the batter, pour the batter to the already greased mould and bake for 20-25minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean..


Enjoy!!

57 comments:

  1. very delicious cake..loved d addition of chocoloate 2 dates cake

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  2. The cake looks so moist and soft priya.

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  3. The cake looks so moist and spongy...love the combo of dates and chocolate.

    Enjoyed the read...though I am quite ok with the remotes, I see my FIL struggle with it and always calling his granddaughter for help:)
    Btw, a simple, healthy and tasty recipe

    Herbs & Flowers: Spring Onions

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  4. Cake looks absolutely delicious. You are an awesome baker.

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  5. Yummy cake, adding dates to a cake is a very nice idea, great clicks.

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  6. Chocolate cake looks so inviting and delicious.

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  7. adding dates makes it special and it really blends well with chocolate

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. Yes I think that I should eat more dates too, thank you for reminding me :-)

    Ciao
    Alessandra

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  9. Wowo tha tjust looks so so supper yumm and i cna imagine how loist hte cake is.

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  10. nice read Priya. the cake look awesome. moist and delicious.

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  11. Gorgeous looking cake Priya..so moist and wonderful..your teddies must have had great time enjoying these.

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  12. cake luks so moist and soft............

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  13. Thats an awesome an yummy combo priya!

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  14. addition of dates has made this cake nutritious! love the picture

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  15. priya loved that deep color and texture great and rich combo..

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  16. Fabulous, moist, gorgeous cake!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  17. Fabulous, moist, gorgeous cake!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  18. That's a beautiful and delicious looking cake! Love the combination of dates and choc!

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  19. Love the texture..soft and yummy

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  20. I have been thinking of ways to use dates with my kid and I love your chocolate and dates recipe. It surely looks like a winner!

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  21. Wonderfully yummy there.Dates and chocolate..what more to ask..Nice blend of flavors!

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  22. Never added dates to chocolate cake...now a must try...thanks for sharing...

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  24. Dates are natural candy :) The combo sounds like heaven!

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  25. Luks Super Moist and Spongy.Yumm Combo Cake.Luv it with Tea.

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  26. Cake looks moist and spongy,love the color of the cake.

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  27. chocolate date cake- this sounds delicious - and moist as well ^_^

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  28. Love it very much, I soooo want to reach at my monitor n pick one :))
    USMasala

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  29. Kids would eat anything if it was coated with chocolates! Lol! Lovely cake squares!

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  30. the cake looks so soft and delicious... fabulous colour..

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  31. Priya ! Need a help from u !! As am new to Microwave, thought of preparing a normal cake. Checked out ur cake recipes, i have seen a description like "Preheat the oven to 350F" - this means, we need to preheat and switch off the oven or we need to maintain the temp ?? This may be basic and silly for u, but pls, can u help me out and send ur elaborated description to my mail id sangeetha.nambi2gmail.com. Sorry if am bothering u :(

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  32. This looks fantastic, very spongy and delicious.

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  33. i make my own version of dates cake often too :) i cook it with water and baking soda and the cake tastes like a rich plum cake!!

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  34. Not sure if my comment came through!..cake looks awesome!

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  35. Adding dates to chocolate cake is such a cool idea. Cake looks moist and delicious.

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  36. The cake looks really spongy and delicious. Dates cake is also my favorite. Shall try this version some time :)

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  37. this recipe is a keeper Priya, I am going to make one soon as dates and chocolate are one heavenly combo..feeling like taking one from the screen itself

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  38. I use up dates in granola. This is a nice recipe, should try it sometime. Bookmarking it!

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