Eggless Almond-Date Cake - Vegan and Healthy

March 30, 2014

Baking gives me so much of joy that if you tell me to bake at anytime and for any occassion I will do it.  This was the cake I baked for our trekking group when we visited Mridul point at Yeor Forest on a Sunday. 

1 Cup  Almonds
22  Dates  (pitted) (I used black dates)
150 ML Oil
1.1/2 Cup Wheat Flour
1.1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
3/4 Cinnamon Powder
1.1/4 Brown Sugar or Light brown sugar
Golden syrup for glaze.

In a cup of water add the dates and micro for a  2 minutes.
Grind the almonds and dates to a fine paste adding as much of water as is needed to make about 3 cups of the paste (a little thick batter consistency should be fine).Add oil to the paste and  give a run in the mixer.

In a mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients and seive it thrice. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix so there are no lumps. Don't over mix it.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Grease and flour the baking pan.  I used a Bundt pan  and also a rectangle pan, since the bundt pan was a small one.
Carefully pour the batter into the prepared pan and place it in the middle rack of the oven.
Bake for about 55 minutes depending upon the oven or until a tooth pick comes out clean. When the cake is slightly cooled unmould it and pour the hot glaze over it.

For the glaze :  Take 2 tablespoon water and 2 teaspoons golden syrup and boil it.
This cake was so spongy and soft that all enjoyed it. I wanted to decorated this cake with almonds but it was so late when I finished baking, so I left it just like that.  The glaze cannot be seen but this glaze make the cake even more soft and spongy.

Labels: Cakes, Eggless, Healthy, Vegan, Almond, Date

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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