Eggless Dates cake
First of all, let me say a BIG THANKS to all my readers who visited "Padma's Recipes" during this 2 years, commented, subscribed to my posts. This blog turns 2 today mainly, due to the feedback from you all. Thank You very much.
To celebrate My blog's Second Birthday/Anniversary I am posting an eggless dates cake. Made a slight change and the outcome was super soft.
Pitted dates - 1 cup ( around 20)
Butter - 1 stick ( approx 113 grams)
Sweetened condensed milk - 1 can ( 14 oz / 300 ml)
All purpose flour/Maida - 1 cup
Sooji fine/semolina/small Rawa - 1 cup
Baking powder - 2 tsp
(Note in place of sooji can use all purpose flour. Then use 2 cups of all purpose flour instead of 1 cup mentioned)
Soak dates in a cup of hot water for 1 - 2 hours. Later grind or mash to a fine paste.
Dry roast rawa until you get a nice pink color and aroma. Remove and keep aside.
Melt butter in a bowl and to it add sweetened condensed milk. Mix very well using a hand mixer. Next add dates paste and mix again for few seconds. Finally add baking powder, roasted rawa and all purpose flour. Mix very well using an electric mixer for atleast a minute.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch round cake pan with a spray/oil/butter. Pour in the mix and bake for 35 - 40 minutes. Check after 30 minutes and keep a close watch. Insert a fork or toothpick in the centre and if it comes out clean. Remove and cool.