Baking Diaries

It’s amazing and feels therapeutic when I decide to bake something, especially when the eldest two are away at school and Darling is well-fed so that he busies himself with playing. I’m left at peace to whip up some baked goodies and today I went in for two batches of date cake. My kitchen now is wafting heavenly with the sweet smell of cinnamon and dates!

Hubster is away for a religious gathering to Aurangabad and I have more time on hand now since there is less cooking and waiting on him. He should be back today and we look forward to his return, in sha Allah 🙂

I had busied myself in organising and tidying up the kitchen yesterday. While in the midst of it, Little Man (he had brought his homework to the kitchen while I worked) and I thought of arranging my baking tools on the lowest shelf so that it is easy for me to grab them and that way I can bake more often. Wise decision because today I could effortlessly decide upon baking a date cake and sharing the recipe for this week’s #SuperBloggerChallenge2018

I have experimented with a few recipes and finally stuck with this one since it has resulted in baking the best date cake so far. Have fun baking. Tag me or let me know when you bake and decide to post about it 😊


  • What you’ll need
  • 1 cup of seedless dates, pitted
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter/ghee kept at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar (powdered)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder (I skipped adding this time and so removed a slightly denser cake from the oven)
  • Powdered sugar to dust the cake.


        Method 

 

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease two cake pans butter.
  1. 2. Boil water in a vessel and add the chopped dates to it. Let it cook for two minutes. Add baking soda, mix well and switch off the heat. Set aside for 15 minutes and grind the mixture to a fine paste.
  2. 3. In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed till they are light and fluffy. Add eggs and cinnamon powder and continue to beat everything till they are combined. Add both flours, salt, pureed date mixture and baking powder. Mix them in well. Make sure to not beat too much.
  3. 4. Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake for 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. 5. Remove from the oven and let the cake cool in the pan before dusting it with powdered sugar.



If images help 😊👇

Take one cup of pitted dates

Add one teaspoon of baking soda to the boiled water and dates.


Measure out one cup of ghee/or butter (I used ghee)

Cream the powdered sugar with butter/ghee

Add the eggs and continue beating.

Add the cinnamon powder.

Measure out the flours and baking powder.

Mix well.

Add the date pureè.

Add the creamed egg, butter and sugar to the flour and date pureè.

Mix everything well till combined.

Grease the two cake pans.

Into the oven one goes!

Set the temperature and timer.

Dig in!

I’m tagging this post as my second entry into the #SuperBloggerChallenge2018. The topic being ‘Food & Drinks’.

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