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Friday, December 23, 2022

Dates Carrot Cake (Bakery Style)

Wishing all my readers a blessed & happy Christmas !!
Have you tried a dates cake? Am sure most of you must have baked one if you are a baker. But this cake is something that we loved a lot, carrot and dates. This cake is an eggless, butterless version but is a super moist, delicious cake.This cake tastes best the next day after baking. I have tried baking this cake quite a few times now, and each time I have fallen in love with the texture of the cake. The carrot speckles in the cake are so evident and the beautiful dark colour compliments well with the Christmas theme cakes like plum cake. I would say if you plan to bake something in the last minute, then this is a great choice as all the ingredients are readily available and there is no use of beater. Do share the pics and feedback too if you try this out this Christmas season. Enjoy !!

Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
Baking time ~ 35-40 minutes
Author ~ Julie
Serves ~ a 6' cake 
all-purpose flour (maida) 1 1/4 cups
baking powder1/2 tsp
baking soda 3/4 tsp
dates 13-15
milk 1/2 cup+ 1/4 cup
carrot 3/4 cup grated or two medium-sized
veg oil 1/2 cup
sugar 1/2 cup granulated 
cinnamon 1' piece
nutmeg 1/2 tsp
cloves 4
almond chopped 1/4 cup

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  • Add the deseeded dates in warm milk
  • Sift the flour, baking powder baking soda and salt twice.
  • Add the granulated sugar, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Powder till smooth. Keep aside.
  • Peel and grated the carrots. Add 2 tbsp flour to the grated carrots, mix and keep aside.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C and line a tray with parchment paper and apply oil, dust with flour. Keep aside.
  • Add the dates soaked in milk and grind smoothly to a fine paste.
  • Add the paste to a bowl, add oil. Mix well. To this, add the flour mix in batches.
  • Slide in the flour mixed grated carrots. Add the remaining 1/4 cup milk in batches.
  • Add the batter to the prepared cake tin. Garnish with chopped almonds.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 35-45 minutes (mine was done in 35 minutes). I gave the top rod in the last 3 minutes.
  • Remove to wire rack when done. Cool completely before cutting in slices. This cake tastes best the next day. Enjoy !!

* You can add 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
* You can add 1/4 cup chopped almonds or cashews too in the cake.


1 comment:

Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

I love its smooth, tender and moist texture. You too have a great holiday season!