Saturday, August 09, 2008

Date and Walnut Cake

Mumbai rains continue to keep us indoors so we decided to do some experimental baking this saturday. The "Date and Walnut" cake from Birdys is a big favourite so thats what we tried to recreate ... in the end it turned out quite good. Here is a slice :

The recipe we used :

1 1/4 cups sifted cake flour, 1 teaspoons baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 200g butter, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoons vanilla, Dates and Walnuts.

Preheat the oven to 240 degrees Centigrade. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Melt the butter in a large bowl and beat until fluffy and light in color. Add the sugar and continue to mix until fluffy and light. Wait till it comes down to room temperature.Beat the eggs in a separate bowl till fluffy. Add the eggs into the sugar & butter mix, little at a time mixing well in between. Add the vanilla.

Add the flour/salt/baking powder into the mix 1 tablespoon at a time and ensure the mixture is completely blended after each addition. Keep beating till the mix is completely homogeneous.

Pour a third of the batter at a time into a baking pan and throw in some Dates and Walnut in between each layer. Bake in the preheated oven at 175 Degree Centigrade for about 45 minutes. The top of the cake should be nice and brown when done.

Enjoy the cake warm with a cup of coffee !!!

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