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:

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Radhika said... Reply To This Comment

The cake looks so moist and soft priya.

Kaveri said... Reply To This Comment

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

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Deeksha said... Reply To This Comment

Cake looks absolutely delicious. You are an awesome baker.

vidhas said... Reply To This Comment

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

Chandrani said... Reply To This Comment

Chocolate cake looks so inviting and delicious.

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

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

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Santosh Bangar said... Reply To This Comment

soft &moist looking cake

Alessandra said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ciao
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Happy Cook / Finla said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Looks Rich and delicious!

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

Cake looks super delicious!

Raji said... Reply To This Comment

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

srividhya Ravikumar said... Reply To This Comment

so soft and rich looking cake..

Princy Vinoth said... Reply To This Comment

looks moist and superb!

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

soft n delicious cake..

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

super delicious ! would love to make these eggless.

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faseela said... Reply To This Comment

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

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Thats an awesome an yummy combo priya!

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy combo . I make it egg less. Must try this version.

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Lizy said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kadhyaa said... Reply To This Comment

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

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Fabulous, moist, gorgeous cake!!!
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Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Fabulous, moist, gorgeous cake!!!
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Jaleela said... Reply To This Comment

super oooooo super priya

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

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

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

nice recipe

Ganga Sreekanth said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and delicious cake.

Suja said... Reply To This Comment

Love the texture..soft and yummy

Prabhamani said... Reply To This Comment

Very soft cake..luks yum!!

themustardseed said... Reply To This Comment

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!

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

Cake looks too good priya :)

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya's Feast said... Reply To This Comment

Thats my fav,cake...Nice recipe

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy cake Priya

Nisa Homey said... Reply To This Comment

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

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Cham said... Reply To This Comment

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

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Two fit and fun gals said... Reply To This Comment

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

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

Love it very much, I soooo want to reach at my monitor n pick one :))
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Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

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

Amina Khaleel said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

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 :(

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

This looks fantastic, very spongy and delicious.

ayesha said... Reply To This Comment

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!!

Vardhini said... Reply To This Comment

Cake looks perfect Priya.


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Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so moist and soft...

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

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

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Cake looks so moist and fluffy

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

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

schmetterlingwords said... Reply To This Comment

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

saffronstreaks said... Reply To This Comment

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

mykitchentrials said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Very yummy cake.