Monday, April 18, 2011

Eggless Dates and Cashew Olive Oil Cake - Day 1, Blogging Marathon #4

Time for another Blogging Marathon. This Group is growing with every season, this time Srivalli had to divide us into 3 groups. The 3rd Group Start their Marathon from today and this fun goes on till 24th of this month.  My Theme for this season is 7 Days of Cakes. yeah, i have lot of bookmarked Cake recipes, some of them waiting in my draft for some days. So, Lets get our Oven Mitts ready and do some Baking!!!!!
This Recipe is from Anushruti's Divine Taste : Date and Cashew Olive Oil Cake. The taste was awesome, with chopped dates and cashews popping here and there and the mild taste of Olive Oil. My Photo's aren't as awesome as the taste, Please bare with me!!!! 


Ingredients
2 cups plain flour
1 ½ cup Dark Brown sugar (Jaggery can also be used)
150 gm seedless dates, chopped
100 gm cashew nuts
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup milk 
2 tbsp molasses (Date Syrup can also be used)
2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
Method:
Grease a loaf pan/Round (8")Cake pan with butter/oil. I baked as a Loaf in my 26cm Pyrex Loaf Pan.Sieve the flour, baking powder and baking soda, in a Large Mixing Bowl.In another bowl add the yoghurt, oil,Brown sugar,molases and milk and beat with a wire whisk or a spoon. 
Mix in the sifted flour mixture and beat with a spoon or a wire whisk until there are no lumps.Stir in the dates, cashews, cinnamon powder and vanilla and mix well.Transfer the contents to the greased and lined tin and bake in a preheated oven at 150 degree centigrade for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean.

Check out my Blogging Marathoners doing Group 3 BM#4 along with me
Diabetes Diet/Management: Kamalika, Smitha, Suma 
Kid Friendly Recipes: Anusha, Cool Lassi(e) 
Seven Days of Soup: Priya Suresh 
Seven Days of Indian Bread: Jayasree, Pavani 
Seven Days of Cakes:  Me
Seven Days of Preserves: Gayathri Kumar, Vaishali 
30 Minutes Meals: Priya Mahadevan, Srivalli

22 comments:

  1. lovely eggless cake...n i like the idea of olive oil...nevermind the pics...m sure it tastes awsum!

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  2. It must have been yummy with that dates flavor!

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  3. that looks very yumm!...has all the good stuff, dates, olive oil and cashews! yummy!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  4. Cake looks great without the addition of eggs. Dates in bakes is my favorite!

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  5. The cake looks very soft and moist! Looks ready to be eaten up!

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  6. Cake looks inviting with the goodness of cashew and dates. I am impressed with the healthy ingredients that went into the cake except for the maida.

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  7. Cool looking cake.olive oil makes it moist.

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  8. That looks really really wholesome and delicious - My favorite nuts :)

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  9. yummy...... luks so delicious.. very tempting clicks!!! thx 4 sharing

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  10. Cake looks simply divine, marvellous texture..

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  11. Good to have you join us Priya..I will be looking fwd to your next 6 creations..:)

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  12. Awesome combination of dates and cashews. Would love to try this.

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  13. Delicious combination.Must have tasted divine..

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  14. cake looks perfect and delicious dear :)

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  15. Awesome cake..more over this being eggless sounds super good.

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  16. The color of cake looks very nice .. looking forward for your other cakes

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  17. Nice cake and love the ingredients you used...olive oil, dates, cashews...must have tasted great

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  18. Wow looks good I am bookmarking all these recipes for later read when school reopens use. Right now they are happy with ice creams.

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