December 23, 2013

Dates and Walnut Honey Cake

I have made Honey cake with date and walnut.The cake came out very well, beyond my expectation.I have heard that the honey cakes tend fall. I am happy with end product.Do try this cake if you haven't baked your cake for this Christmas.This cake is easy ti make you don't have much preparation.



Ingredients

Eggs - 4 nos
Honey - 1 cup
Dates - 1 cup
Walnut - 1 cup
All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Vegetable oil - 2 tbsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp

Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F
  2. Chop the dates into small pieces and cook it with the honey in a sauce pan until dates almost disintegrate and honey is thin.Be careful not to burn.Remove from fire and keep aside.
  3. Chop walnuts and set aside.
  4. Beat 4 eggs until slightly airy.
  5. Add in sugar,vegetable oil and vanilla essence into the beaten egg.
  6. Sift together flour,baking powder,and baking soda.
  7. Add the flour mixture into the egg mixture and fold in.
  8. Add 2tbsp of flour into walnuts and mix.( this help the nuts not to sink into batter)
  9. Add the honey date mixture and chopped walnuts.
  10. Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake 40 - 50 min (will depend on the size and shape of pan) or until the cake is done.
  11. Remove the cake from the pan and cool.