3 June, 2015
Whole wheat Carrot and Date cake
Refined flour and Sugar are two necessary evils while baking a cake.This recipe prepares a cake woth whole wheat flour and dates.Dates do contain quite a large amount of sugar which are much healthier and carrots add a sweet taste too. No butter or ghee etc.The cake is going to be very moist and fluffy.
- 1 cup Carrots (1 cup grated)
- 1 cup Dates (seedless)
- 3 Eggs
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 tbsp Baking powder (1/2 tbsp)
- 5 tbsp Whole wheat flour
- 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
- 2 to 3 tbsp powdered sugar (2 to 3 tbsp)
- 1 Egg white
Grease a baking pan
Strain whole wheat flour and baking powder in a bowl.
Chop finely and Soak the dates in 1/2 cup milk for 10 minutes and mash them
Separate and beat the egg whites till stiff.
Add the dates with milk and beat for 1 minute
Add egg yolks and vanilla and oil to it and beat again.
Fold the flour into the wet mixture with a ladle and mix nicely until it forms a smooth mixture.Mix ,don't beat.
If you feel sugar is less and you have no problem with sugar you can add 2 tbsp of sugar[optional]
Add the mixture in the baking pan.
Bake for 30 minutes in a preheated oven or microwave.
Paint the top of the cake with egg white and sprinkle powdered sugar.
Grill the cake in oven or microwave for 10 to 15 minutes at 150 degrees ,till sugar is caramelized. Mine.Mine required more time,the top should be golden brown.I was too impatient.
Just cut and serve with tea ,coffee or whatever.Your guests will be impressed 🙂