DATE CAKE WITH ICING


This date cake has a rich flavor than the basic date cake,and can be made for any festive season!

Now for the recipe..

Ingredients

500 gm seedless dates (chopped)

1 cup coffee decoction/tea decoction/hot water

1 tsp.baking soda

200 gm butter

250 gm flour

250 gm sugar

4 eggs

2 tsp.baking powder

1  tsp.vanilla essence

2 tsp.rose essence

2 tsp.almond essence

1 tsp.powdered spice(cinammon,cloves,cardamon)

100 gm cashewnuts

Sprinkle the baking soda over the chopped dates,and pour over the hot decoction/water.Add 1 tsp.rose and 1 tsp. almond essence and set aside for minimum 6 hours.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.Beat the eggs separately.Sieve the flour with the baking powder and spices. Fold in alternatively, the eggs and the flour to the butter mixture.Add the date mix along with the cashewnuts and mix well with the rest of the essences.Bake in a preheated oven for 200 degrees for the first 20 mins and then change the temperature to 160 degrees for another 30-40 minutes.Spread icing after the cake is allowed to cool .

For the icing

100 gm icing

50 gm butter

1/2 tsp.rose essence

1/2 tsp.almond essence

Beat all the ingredients together and spread over cake.

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