Thursday, December 25, 2014

Dates Cake – Eggless , Butterless , Steamed

    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 ...........

Requirements :
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

Method :
 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……….


  1. yes Anu, it can be baked for 10 - 15 minutes in convection mode at 180*C

    1. thnks for ur reply... ll giv a comment once i bake this cake