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May 28, 2010

CHOCOLATE DATE CARAMEL CAKE (eggless)


 I love anything with caramel in it and this cake is a classic combination of great flavors, it is one of those rare occasions when I bake a cake without eggs, and really loved the end result.
 Ingredients-
for cake:
  • Flour-300 gms
  • Baking powder-1 tsp
  • Chopped dates-150 gms
  • Chopped walnuts- 50 gms
  • Melted butter-4 tbsp
  • Brown sugar-115 gms
  • Skim milk-300 ml
for the caramel filling and icing:
  • Sugar-2 large tbsp
  • Double cream-1/2 cup
  • Vanilla extract-1/2 tsp
  • Cooking chocolate-30 gms
  • Icing sugar-1/2 tsp
Method-
  1. Sift flour and baking powder.Stir in dates.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 C.Grease and line cake tin.
  3. Mix the melted butter, sugar, dates and milk and stir into dry ingredients.
  4. Spoon into prepared tin and bake till golden brown and firm approx 45 minutes.
  5. for filling and icing-
  6. Take a heavy bottom pan and add sugar along with 4 tbsp of water to it, put on flame and let caramelize, stirring frequently.
  7. When sugar is golden take off heat and add a splash of water to cool down, next tip in the cream reserving 1 tbsp for the decorative piping, add vanilla and put back on heat, stirring well till thick.
  8. Let the cake cool, then split into half with a sharp knife, spread out half of the caramel filling and sandwich cake.
  9. Put the rest of caramel filling back on low heat and add the chopped chocolate, stir well till chocolate melts, let cool till warm and then pour on top of cooled cake.
  10. Let the cake chill in the fridge, then combine the reserved cream with 1/2 tsp icing sugar and whip, pipe a trellis pattern on the cake with a plain small nozzle.Let the icing set

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7 comments :

J May 28, 2010 at 11:56 PM  

Hi,

Yummy Cake..LOved the fact thats its eggless.. first time here..and I am exploring ur space!!

Priya May 29, 2010 at 11:16 PM  

Wat a gorgeous cake...looks yum!

Yamini May 30, 2010 at 6:05 AM  

I have never really seen dates and caramel coming together in cakes before - but this sounds so delicious! :)

Apu June 2, 2010 at 8:33 AM  

Yummy looking cake - well decorated!!

Anonymous ,  June 4, 2010 at 7:26 PM  

Hi,

Been visiting your blog a few times and this is something amazing you have here! And the cake looks wonderfully yummy! More so as we don't have eggs. Just one question, we can make it without dates too?

~Meetu~

bindiya June 5, 2010 at 8:13 AM  

Meetu, I think you should be able to make it without the dates, though the dates are what provides the texture.But pls feel free to go ahead and experiment!

Asha June 5, 2010 at 7:40 PM  

OMG! I love the color inside that cake, so gorgeous and moist. Frosting is yum too. God one B. Enjoy! :)

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