An Easy Microwave Date Cake...a successful experiment.



  Have been thinking for a long time why not bake a cake in the microwave and see what the results be.And when I got the chance I took the mission in hands..Guess what it turned out to a super moist chewy cake.Not even a leftover crumb was found in the plate and people around the table still pleading for more............ So why not give your microwave a new task of baking other than mere warming or thawing.


 INGREDIENTS:
All purpose flour (maida): 2 cups
Date pulp:1 cup
Sugar:1/2 cup
Eggs:4
Baking powder:1 tsp
Vanilla essence:1 tsp
 Nuts  (any)
  • Mix all the dry ingredients.
  • Beat the eggs well.Blend in the date pulp and vanilla.
  • Now mix the dry ingredients with the wet mix.And the batter is ready.
  • Now take a microwave proof dish and lightly grease it.

  • Pour in the batter.

  • You can also decorate with nuts on top.I used cahewnuts here.

  • Then bake it  for about 7-8mins.You can see it rising.When a tooth pick or clean knife inserted in comes out clean its done.



See I told its an easy one made in a couple of minutes.So go ahead and try it for your next cup of tea......
Note:
  • For the date pulp, I soaked the dates in water an hour before preparation deseeding it.Then blended it into a thick pulp.
  • The baking time may vary with the oven depending upon its power so adjust accordingly checking often.
  • This cake is more tastier after a day in the fridge.So you can prepare it when free and keep it for later consumption.(I swear you are going find an empty plate in your fridge then)
  • The amount of sugar can be changed according to your preference for date pulp itself acts as a sweetener in the recipe.

kenz

Microbiologist and Professional Cook.

5 comments :

  1. Dear,
    I also used to bake this cake,but not in microwave.it is very tasty.
    but I use hotmilk instead of water for date pulp.

    template is beautiful..

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  2. It's a beautiful,peaceful page you have:),so calming.I had a food blog long time back,and lost it after a gap of 2 months i guess.

    http://meera-blog.blogspot.com/2007_04_01_archive.html

    This is the link of my old blog:).And also this is a very good food blog -
    http://jeenaskitchen.blogspot.com/
    All the best and i will try to make this microwave cake. :)Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Have you tried making this one without eggs? I tried it with egg substitute and it worked fine but I may experiment some more
    I just love dates.

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  4. thnx evry1....
    @mayflowers: hot milk is a good idea...will definitely try next time...
    @meera :thnx,,i will check out ur blog...hv visited jeenas blog a few times...
    @pamela:hvnt tried eggless...ws thinkin of tryin one nd googled to find a good recipe.check out this
    http://www.aayisrecipes.com/2006/05/27/date-cake-eggless/

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