Chocolate Dates and Nuts Cake

Chocolate Dates and Nuts Cake

One of the ways to make kid’s eat nuts is by incorporating them into something they love. One such thing is cake. This chocolate cake boasts of goodness from dates, raisins and cashew nuts. This is also an ideal thing to pack in kid’s lunch box along with a sandwich or a smoothie.

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
8 People 10 – 15 min  30 – 35 Minutes

 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • ¼ cup pitted dates (soaked for 3-4 hours in ¼ cup water)
  • ¼ cup condensed milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp chopped roasted cashews
  • 3 tbsp raisins
  • 2 tbsp chopped dates
  • 1 tbsp flour

Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven at 180 C and grease and dust a 6” square cake tin. Dust the cashews, raisins and chopped dates with flour and set aside.

Step 2

Blend the dates along with the soaking water and milk into a smooth paste.

Step 3

In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda. In a separate bowl, whisk the sugar and butter. Add the dates-milk paste and whisk again.

Step 4

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk well to form the batter.

Step 5

Add the cashews, raisins and chopped dates into the batter and whisk.

Step 6

Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake at 180 C for 15 mins and then lower the temperature to 160 C and bake for another 15-20 minutes. When done, a skewer inserted in the middle should come out clean.

Step 7

Let the cake rest in the tin for 5-10 mins before taking it out of the tin.

Step 8

Cool it completely before slicing. Enjoy with afternoon tea. Kids can enjoy it with a glass of shake or smoothie.

Nutritional Information

Calories 203 K cal
Proteins 3.6 g
Fats 7.8 g
Carbohydrates 31.9 g
Cholesterol 18 mg
Sodium 159 mg
Potassium 231 mg
Tip: You can omit the cocoa powder and the nuts for a plain dates cake.