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|
- 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
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.
Blend the dates along with the soaking water and milk into a smooth paste.
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.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk well to form the batter.
Add the cashews, raisins and chopped dates into the batter and whisk.
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.
Let the cake rest in the tin for 5-10 mins before taking it out of the tin.
Cool it completely before slicing. Enjoy with afternoon tea. Kids can enjoy it with a glass of shake or smoothie.
|Calories||203 K cal|