Friday, 12 April 2013

Date and Walnut Cake



Baked a cake after a very long time today and thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Ingredients

400 grams refined flour,
200 grams deseeded dates,
200 grams powdered sugar,
200 grams butter or margarine,
5  eggs,
½ cup of vanilla flavoured custard powder,
40 grams of milk powder, 
1 tsp baking powder, 
100 grams of walnut kernels,
1 tsp vanilla essence,
1 cup milk

Method

Ensure all the ingredients are at room temperature. Cream the butter and powdered sugar. Beat the eggs together in a separate bowl and combine with the egg and sugar mixture.

Next add the custard powder, milk powder and mix well. Now fold in the flour and baking powder and mix well. Add the milk and mix well to get a homogenous mixture. Finally add the vanilla essence, chopped walnuts and chopped dates. Add more milk if you think  the consistency is too thick.

Grease and flour a cake tin and pour the cake batter. I made a round tin and also had some batter left over to make six cup cakes.



Preheat the oven for ten minutes at 190oC and bake for 45 minutes. For the cupcakes you will need to bake it only for 20 minutes.