Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Date N Chocolate Cake

I was trying the chef guideline to get a flat cake top by lifting the cake batter on to the sides. But I didn't do it right so you see the depression in the middle even though the cake had risen well.

This Date N Chocolate Cake is really simple to make and is full of nutritious elements. It is also a very soft cake by eggless standards.


1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup drinking chocolate
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 cups thick buttermilk
1 cup sugar
1 cup fine chopped dates
1/4 cup walnuts and pista
1/4 cup ghee/ butter
1/4 teaspoon raspberry essence
2 teaspoons baking powder

I made this cake almost six months ago for a party and was in the draft for a long time. First sieve all the dry item together, all purpose flour, drinking chocolate, cocoa powder and baking powder. Dust the date and nuts in the flour and keep aside.

Beat the ghee till fluffy. Add sugar and buttermilk and beat again till light. Now fold in the sieved flour mix along with essence. Once homogenously mixed add the dates and nuts. Pour the batter in a greased and floured tin. Bake at 180 deg Cel for 25 mins or till the knife comes out clean when pricked.

Cool in the tin for 10 mins then turn it on to a rack.

I had served with Fig Sauce.


  1. Anjali, both are made for each other and with fig sauce, it will tempt more. Nice recipe. Viji

  2. This is a really, really neat combination - I'm totally intrigued by it - date+chocolate sounds very tempting.

  3. what a lovely combo. must have tasted lovely!

  4. The fig sauce on the cake looks yummy, n the cake itself looks really gorgeous!!!

  5. Vey unusual and neat combo, loved the fig addition!

  6. I came across a cake with no eggs after a long long time. I am definitely going to try this, this weekend.

  7. that combination is sheer decadence!! I love it.

  8. A combination that alwasy works, and if its as beautiful as a cake, there's nothing that can go wrong..plus ypu added the fig sauce! perfect:)

  9. date, chocolate and figs... yummy combination! would have tasted heavenly :D


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