Dates and Jeggary Cake/
Khajoor aur Gud ka Cake/
Cake without oven
Hope you had great time on this weekend. Chilling winds in Delhi makes us sacred to go out but can't help working women like me have to come out from the cozy quilts to prepare breakfast and food to pack tiffins. But i forgot those woes when i start waking up my kids for getting them ready for school. I can understand how they feel. It takes at least 15 min to take them out of the bed. Seriously its a big task to get them ready for school. I usually bake some snack cakes for there tiffin as sweet after lunch.
I have made Dates Cake and Dates Bread earlier in which i have used honey as sweetener but i desperately wanted to try Dates Jeggary cake as i have heard that nutrition value of both (dates and jeggary) makes it a healthiest cake ever. For make it more healthy cake i used wheat flour. You can replace butter with olive oil i was not having in my hands. will try it next time. I found that it has a unique taste. Its also very good for health especially in winters. I liked it warm. You can have it with any syrup or sauce or with a scoop of ice cream or just have it plain, choice is yours. If you like the jeggary then you will definitely like this cake.
Wheat flour- 1 cup
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
Dates - half cup
Jeggary/Gud - half cup
Vinegar - 1 tbsp
Butter - 30 gm
Cinnamon pdr- 1/4 tsp
Water - 1 cup
(soak dates in warm milk or water for 15 min for smooth paste i like mine chunky so i didn't soaked them)
first take jaggery in a grinder and grind them
(you can use 2-3 tsp milk or water for easy grinding)
it will be chunky like this
add 1-2 tsp water or milk to make smooth paste
now take wheat flour+baking soda+baking powder
sieve them twice
take a pan and add water in it
add butter+jeggary+cinnamon pdr+vinegar in it
melt everything together and take it off the heat
add pureed dates in it and mix well
now add sieved flour mix
mix everything well
tip in prepared pan
bake for 20 min
cool it completely
i cut the pieces while it was still warm
- You can soak the dates for 15 min in warm/hot milk or water to make smooth puree. I want chunky pieces in the cake.
- There is no need to boil water solution, just warm them up to melt the butter and incorporate the things batter.
- If you think that jaggery must have some impurities then melt the jaggery in the water first, sieve it and then use it and proceed with the method.
- You can always add dry fruits in it. Raisins are a good option for this.
HOPE YOU WILL LIKE IT