Thursday, 10 September 2015

EGGLESS DATES AND WALNUT CUPCAKES

#Edited- This recipe was featured as the best recipe at-http://etspeaksfromhome.co.uk/2015/10/tuesday-tutorials-2015-week-40.html

# Edited:- This recipe was published in the local newspaper "Here's the Scoop"on 16th October 2015



This recipe is suitable for vegans.


When I talk about egg-less cakes, I remember one interesting incidence – when my daughter-in-law was studying in a university in South Africa few years ago, she was staying in a students hostel. One day she was craving for cake (she dose not eat egg), so she went to a nearby bakery to buy the egg-less cake. When she asked the lady at the counter, “Do you have egg-less cake”, the lady gave a strange look at her and said, “I don’t think we can make cakes without egg.” My daughter-in-law was really disappointed. Then she called me and told me that, in her next visit, she will eat cake at home.


I am surprised that in this era of Google and Internet, some people are still thinking that cakes can not be made without egg. So for them, the answer is cake can easily be made without eggs, and many varieties of cakes can be made.


In my original recipe of dates and walnut cake, which I got from one of my friends long time ago I soak dates in milk overnight. But this time, when I wanted to make this cake, by mistake I soaked them in water. This morning when I wanted to bake the cake, I realized my mistake, and thought “ Oh no! What should I do now”.Then I got the idea and rushed and checked on the internet another recipe. Even in this recipe, there was water plus milk, which I changed it to only water because I wanted to use all the soaked water with dates so that the nutrients should remain in the water.


This is a healthy cake because of its ingredients. Apart from dates and walnuts, I have used honey instead of sugar. In this recipe, there is no egg, as I mentioned earlier, I am totally vegetarian and I do not use any meat or egg in my kitchen.


Original recipe  with minor changes from -vegrecipesofindia

Recipe

INGREDIENTS
  • 20 dates
  • 2 cup all whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 5 tbs honey( Vegans use any alternative sugar)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp soda bi carb
  • ½ cup walnut pieces
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • pinch salt
Method

  • Wash and remove the seeds of dates.
  • Add water in dates and put it in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  • When cool, make a smooth paste in a blender, add honey and oil and mix well.
  • Sieve flour and baking powder, add slowly in wet paste of dates, one tablespoon at a time and mix well
  • Add walnuts and fold into the batter.
  • Fill cupcakes tray up to ¾ level.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees C/390 F and cook for 30-35 minutes till the toothpick comes out clean form the cupcake.