Friday, August 6, 2010

Date and Walnut cake

 Dry Ingredients :
150 gm all -purpose flour (maida)
50 gm rava (semolina)
2tsp baking pwdr
2tsp cocoa pwdr
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
8-10 dates chopped
1/4th cup mixed dry fruits n crystallised ginger pieces
1tsp coffee pwdr
Zest of 1 orange (outer orange layer grated)

Wet Ingredients :
 6 eggs
1 cup room temperature butter
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp Icecream essence (optional)
175 gm sugar
Assorted fresh fruits for decoration

Note : All ingredients have to be weighed and measured accurately when you are baking or it can make a lot of difference to the texture and taste of the baked product

Seive all the dry ingredients thrice to prevent lumps .Add the chopped walnuts and dates to the dry ingredients and mix well.
Whisk the butter ,slowly add sugar and whisk together the butter and sugar .Seperate the yolks from the eggs whites .In a mixing bowl first beat the egg whites on medium speed with a hand mixer and keep removing  the froth from the top of the eggs .This should make it light and airy.Finish frothing  the entire egg white mixture  in this manner.Whisk the egg yolks to a smooth texture .Mix the frothed egg mixture together and add vanilla essence and orange zest to it..Add the dry ingredients to the wet and gently fold in to a smooth batter.Transfer the batter to a cake pan which has been lined with parchment paper.
Preheat oven to 350C .Bake for 35-40 mins on lower rack or  till a knife run through the center of the cake comes clean.Decorate with assorted fruits likes kiwis,strawberries,blueberries,grapes and a chocolate truffle centerpiece.
Serve warm with tea or coffee.


  1. Pefect bake dear and the fruit punch super!

  2. Wow, that look good and healthy with loads of fruits.

  3. Cake looks delicious and beautiful.

  4. Hey ragini ,thanx 4 visiting me n the lovely comments.. you have a awesome space here with so many yummy recipes, i have book marked some ..have to go through some more :)
    the cake looks delightful !
    will b visiting often,
    take care n keep in touch

  5. Hi ragini,thanks for dropping by & for your lovely comment, cake looks very colourful and seems really delicious...

  6. wat a lovely bake..and very nicely presented..

  7. Hi Ragini..Thanks for dropping by PPP and your support...Happy to follow you..

    b/w cake looks simply superb, love the garnish with all fruits...

  8. Hey Ragini..thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comment..happy to follow you..
    Cake looks very pretty and colorful..lovely
    will be back often..keep in touch
    take care

  9. Beautifully decorated cake and looks delicious. Thanks for visiting and following my site, will be back to explore what you have posted here....

  10. Thanks Ragini for ur luvly ur collection...this cake luks so tempting with all those fruit.

  11. Awesome Cake...Fruit topping looks great !

  12. Thank you all for the wonderful comments !!

  13. wow..what a lovely cake.. awesome dear... thanks for visiting my space and your lovely comments... following you too..

  14. Perfectly baked cake... Deadly combo of Dates n Walnut :)

    I m here for the first time....

  15. Oh I love Date and walnut cake! The combination is perfect! I wish I could bake one now.. but have to wait till i get home to LA. Am at present in a hotel suite and no oven, just 2 miserable small coils stove :(

  16. cake looks simply gorgeous darling..thanks for sending this bful cake to my event....wwell done...

  17. thanx ragini for visiting and following my blog..ur comments r highly appreciated..this cake looks yum with a variety of colourful fruits...just wondering if eggs can be replaced by something else...

  18. Thanks all for the lovely comments !!
    @ Sonu - Haven't baked this recipe without eggs so not sure ..sorry about that but I'm sure it can be acheived just that I haven't tried it .


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