For the fourth mouth completion of Akshara , We made this Steamed Dates cake. The cake selection for alphabet D was a long story. I finalized to make Dundee cake - England’s fruit cake with almonds.
I made the batter and baked the cake . I was disappointed because of the outcome , there was a deep hollow on top of the cake , even though it tasted great .
Next day , I managed to make this steamed dates cake. I didn’t take dates cake in my first option , as I had already posted Dates Walnut cake.
I made this cake in small quantity , as akshara was not feeling well for a week during her fourth month and was hospitalized. Everyone in our family were not in a mood to celebrate.
Everyone like this mini steamed dates cake which was so soft and spongy. Akshara get well soon and be haealthy ...........
All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cup
Corn flour – 1 tbs
Baking powder – ½ tsp
Baking soda – a pinch
Dates – 15
Molasses / Brown sugar – 1 tbs
Milk – 1 cup
Grind dates with milk to a fine paste.
Sieve the flour and baking powder together for three times.
Add the molasses to the dates mixture .
Add in the flour mixture and mix well.
Pour into the steaming vessel and steam for 15 minutes.
I used a small bowl for steaming , can use any shape of your choice.
Let it cool and unmould.
I just sprinkled some sprinkles on top……….