Sunday, 6 October 2013

Dates & orange cake

Its Monday morning here & Mondays are the most boring days for me. The morning times are "me" times as my son is in the school & I get to do whatever I want without any disturbance. Ever since I am on a diet, I laze around in the mornings watching TV or just changing nail paint colours:) To avoid all the yummy food temptation, I stayed away from blogging for some time. But now I think, I have gotten used to my food pattern & I am more determined. You will see me more often blogging & I also love doing it. Well the food that I will be posting are all old ones, as I am not cooking carbs & sweets much.

We all know the health benefits of dates & orange. I thought of blending these two & making a cake. I made this cake long time ago & this was fantastic. I made a small cake as we dont wanted to end up eating a lot. In my house the cake wont last for more than a day. My loaf pans had some rusting so I had to throw away them. For this one I have used the use & throw silver foil pans. These pans are so handy & are very cheap too. This is how I made the cake.

Making time: 45 mins
serves: 5 people
Pan size: small loaf pan

  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 10- 12 dates deseeded & chopped
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 50 gms butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 tbspn orange juice (Freshly squeezed)
  • 1.5 tspn Baking powder
  • 1 tspn Vanilla essence
  1. cream the butter & sugar until fluffy
  2. Now add in 1 egg & continue to beat or whisk until smooth & creamy
  3. Add the sifted dry ingredients into this along with Vanilla essence & Orange juice. Mix this well by whisking it for another 1 minute
  4. Dust the dates with some flour & add this in the cake batter.
  5. Now pour the batter in the baking pan & bake it in a preheated oven at 150 degree for about 30- 40 minutes or until the tooth pick inserted comes out clean.



  1. I can say not to such a cake with dates and orange, both being my fav. The cake is a stunner and just had run through of the ingredients. Its there, I mean there to be tried later.

  2. even i try my maximum to make a cake which is small enough to be finished in one sitting... keeping it for more than a day would just result in throwaways, except when it is chocolate!!! the flavors in the cake are amazing... now when I crave, I still bake, have a really small bite, chew it in nicely and feel like I'm full and then distribute it to my colleagues for testing purpose! ;)

  3. Such a beautiful cake Sheela..I like the way the fruits have come out..

  4. Wat a beautiful cake, lovely crust and wonderful slices.. Cant ask more.

  5. The cake is beautiful and perfectly baked. First time on your space. You have a nice range of recipe. Hope to be a regular follower.

  6. Cake looks awesome, even I try to do as small or as less as possible, especially when it comes to cakes or sweets or if I get a chance, just share it with someone..

  7. I love to make this without eggs though, orange and date combo sound interesting.

  8. love this recipe.. we love dates... ur cake looks perfect... very tempting

  9. I like this date and orange combination. This cake must be very delicious with this combination :D


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