Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Monthly Guest Post

Olla lovelies, hope all of you have a bless week. Today we have a new guest post by ainycooks. She going to share with us her lovely dates cake that also can turn into cupcakes! how amazing one recipe with two different method. I find it amusing when there's recipe like this. Its very convenient to us sometimes.  Read more about this delicious cake written by Ainy itself. 

Hi, I am Ainy from ainycooks in this foodie world we meet many kind, and friendly people that we come to call our friends. And i am considering my self lucky that I met Shazzy. She is such a nice lady , her baking goodies leaves me in awe. That is why I asked her to do a guest post for me.
I am professionally a Botanist but cooking is my passion. Doing experiments and creating some thing new is my hobby. I am thankful to Shazzy for inviting me on her place, hope you will like these cupcakes.
This is my tried and tested recipe. You can make cupcakes or cake from the same recipe. This is never fail type of recipe.

As you can see the pictures : date cake and below the cupcake version.


Dates  8 oz (pitted)
Flour   1- 1/2 cup
Sugar  1 cup
Butter/ oil   1/2 cup
Cocoa powder 1/4 cup
Eggs 2
Baking powder   1 tsp
Salt   1/4 tsp
Vanilla essence  1/4 tsp
Walnuts  3/4 cup (optional)
Warm water  3/4 cup


Preheat oven at 180 c, grease cupcake tray or cake pan.
Boil dates in 1 cup water, give it a minutes or two and then remove from stove let it cool down for few minutes.
Mash dates with spoon in the water (should be 3/4 cup ).
Mix flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt. Set a side.
Cream butter and powdered sugar in a bowl,Add one egg and beat then add flour 1 tbsp again beat .Add another egg and 1 tbsp flour and beat well.
Now add remaining flour and beat.Mix in dates with water but keep in your mind water should be warm not hot.
Mix walnuts.Pour in pan or muffin tray.
Bake them for 25 minutes.
Let the cool down then spread Nutella or any other chocolate sauce and serve.

 If you are using oil then procedure will be a bit different.
Beat eggs and sugar till creamy n fluffy.
Now add all dry ingredients, Mix well.
Add oil and dates mixture.
Now add vanilla essence and beat.
Pour in pan and bake.
In a cake i have sprinkled chocolate chips on top.

As Ainy saying above it will turn a different texture if you are using oil, clearly it does. If you use oil the cake will be slightly oily and moisture. Happy cooking lovelies! 

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