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December 16, 2009

CHRISTMAS DATE AND CHOCOLATE CAKE

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Christmas is just round the corner and it's time for festivities to begin, what could be better than a slice of fruit encrusted chocolate cake?, I ate mine slice by slice over steaming mugs of coffee and really let the christmas spirit take over!


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  • To make this cake you require-(makes two loaves)

  • Butter-150gms

  • Flour-2 cups

  • Sugar (powdered)-2 cups

  • Dates- 1 cup (very finely chopped)

  • Walnuts and raisins-1/2 cup

  • Chocolate- 50 gms OR Cocoa-4 tbsp

  • Baking powder -2 tsp

  • Eggs-2 large

  • Milk (warm)- 1/2 cup

  • Salt-1/4 tsp

  • Vanilla essence-2 tsp

  • Vinegar-1 tbsp.


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Beat butter and sugar well till light and fluffy, melt chocolate in a double boiler or microwave and keep aside, combine flour and baking powder and sieve , add dates and nuts to the sieved flour along with salt. Beat eggs well, add vanilla essence, now combine butter mixture with eggs, melted chocolate/cocoa and flour, add milk and vinegar in the end.Pour into prepared loaf cake pan .Bake at 180 C for 45 minutes or till a skewer inserted comes out clean.


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For more Cake recipes for the festive season from In love with food click here, for cookie recipes click here. I am sending this cake over to Divya's for her -Show me your Cake event and to notyet100 for her It's time to jingle again event.

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8 comments :

sm December 16, 2009 at 10:16 PM  

How long do u need to bake it and at what temp?

Priya December 17, 2009 at 2:15 AM  

Tempting cake, looks marvellous!

Divya Vikram December 17, 2009 at 11:20 AM  

Cake looks lovely. Love the addition of dates. You could send this to Show me Your Cake event going on in my blog.

Usha December 18, 2009 at 2:10 AM  

Looks delicious, lovely combination of chocolate and dates....

notyet100 December 18, 2009 at 10:35 PM  

since tis one is christma special will be glad if u sen dthis for jINGLE EVENT AT MY BLOG,..btw lovely clicks,..:-)

Pravs December 24, 2009 at 5:36 PM  

lovely pic and tempting cake.

TREAT AND TRICK January 20, 2010 at 10:43 PM  

Hello...what a lovely cake you have, looks so perfect....

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