I had a tin of dates and was debating on doing a sweet or date cake. Most votes was for the cake and ended up doing one. It turned out really soft and beautiful and at the end of the day, there were just few pieces left. My brother-in-law who visits us every weekend came and finished those last few pieces too. No one was actually satisfied having the cake so thought of baking it again. It turned out really well this time too. (We were actually fighting for the last piece) The date cake story continues….
I called my brother-in-law on Wednesday and here how the conversation goes….
Me: What do you want me to bake this time?
Me: Anything? Date cake/ banana walnut muffins/ upside down cake.
BIL: hmmmm…. Date cake please…..
Me: :) ok done.
So, within a span of 10 days, I ended up baking 3 date cakes
Pitted dates- 18 to 20
All purpose flour– 1 cup
Baking soda– 1 tsp
Walnut– 1/4 cup (optional)
Sugar-3/4 cup (powdered)
Soak dates in milk for 2-3 hours.(If using dry dates, you might have to soak it overnight) Blend dates and sugar until smooth. In a bowl add oil and blended mixture and mix well. Now add (sifted) all purpose flour, baking soda and walnuts (optional) slowly and mix well.(I used a hand blender and mixed for 3-5 minutes, scraping the sides often.)