Nadia's date cake recipe
Shared with members at the March 2019 meeting in Berlin, Germany.
- 1.5 cups seedless dates, chopped
- 1.5 cups water
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 125 g butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1.5 cup whole wheat or spelt
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg to taste
- chopped walnuts can put in the cake as well
Boil water in a saucepan and add the chopped dates to it and let it cook for 5 minutes.
Add baking soda, mix well and switch off the heat.
Set aside for 15 minutes and puree to a fine paste.
Mix the butter, and sugar until they are fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla to the mixer and continue to beat one after the other.
Add the flour, salt, pureed dates, spices and baking powder and mix.
Pour into a greased baking pan and sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
Bake for 35-40 minutes 180°C.