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October 12, 2009


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The weather's changed, from really hot summer's to cooler October, you can feel a slight nip in the air, and naturally one tends to gravitate towards more warming foods, with the festive season around the corner, there is also a tendency to indulge, so here's just the cake for you- warming fall indulgence, with a lovely crumb, just like you get at the bakery shop and little nuggets of sweet dates, crisp almonds, and golden raisins, this recipe sure is a keeper!.To make this lovely cake you need-

  • Butter-100 gms

  • Sugar-1 cup powdered

  • Eggs-2

  • Flour-1 cup

  • Baking powder-1 tsp

  • Orange extract- few drops

  • Dates-1 cup, chopped (200gms)

  • Candied fruit-1/2 cup

  • Almonds- a handful, sliced

  • Raisins-a handful

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Cream butter and sugar well till light, add the eggs one at a time, mix well and keep aside.Sieve flour and baking powder together, add the chopped dates, fruit, raisins and almonds into the flour.Lightly fold in the flour into the beaten creamy mixture, add the extract and mix lightly, spoon into a well greased and lined loaf tin.Smooth top.Bake at 150C for about an hour or till a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

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This cake is oh-so-perfect for high tea so it is off to Aparna for this month's "Monthly mingle"- High tea treats, brainchild of the lovely Meeta.


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Soma Pradhan October 13, 2009 at 4:03 PM  

What a cake...Feeling hungry after seeing this...

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine October 13, 2009 at 9:40 PM  

The cake looks lovely and perfect for the event.

Aparna October 15, 2009 at 4:41 PM  

Its beautiful, Bindiya. Nothing quite like tea and cake!
Thanks for joining us at High Tea.

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