June 2, 2008

Date-Walnut Mini Cakes

I’d been wanting to make a date and walnut cake for a very long time. I finally made mini cakes on Saturday. We were invited to a pot luck party to watch the semi finals of the IPL. I am least interested in cricket, but the food and wine got me enthusiastic. So, I made some savoury tarts and these date-walnut mini cakes. I didn’t go with any specific recipe although I’d downloaded a few. These didn’t turn out too sweet and they were served at the party with ice cream. (Someone asked me if I can conduct classes!! I am so thrilled!!) This recipe made 30 cupcakes in all.

2 cups Flour
4 tsp Baking Powder
3/4 cup Jaggery
1 tsp Salt
¼ cup Oil
¼ cup Date Syrup
2 eggs
1 cup Milk
¼ cup Dates, chopped
¼ cup Walnuts, chopped

Sift all the dry ingredients together into a food processor jar with the dough blade. Pour in all the liquid ingredients and run the processor for 2 minutes. Blend in the dates and walnuts.

Grease a muffin pan or line with paper cases. Pour spoonfuls of the batter into the muffin moulds. Bake for 20 minutes at 350F.

I'm sending these to Mansi over at
Fun and Food for Meeta's Monthly Mingle, the theme of which is Appetizers & Hors D’oeuvres. I’d also like to send these over to Meeta herself as she celebrates her birthday. I’d sent some brownies over last year. I do hope she likes these mini cakes as well.


Asha said...

Mini cakes! YUM!!

Are you making a new logo for WBB #23?

Laavanya said...

I have date cake on my mind too.. for some time now actually - bought several packs of dates in view of that but am yet to make anything. These look great! and what a nice compliment.. :) You should probably think of taking classes.. you are very talented.

Sia said...

jaggery in cake? cool one raaga. and yes u surely can take classes:)

Meeta K. Wolff said...

Yes I love anything with nuts and dried fruit - you know me too well dear Raaga! Tahnks for such lovely treats!

Anupama said...

Love this Classic Combo of Dates and walnuts Raaga. Have included your Sandwich entries in the Festival Round up.

Sunshinemom said...

Wow! That tells me how yummy these muffins were!

Hetal said...

Thats a lovely combination....lovely cup cakes.

Hey please vote for My (Hetal's) Veggie toast recipe which is my entry for the Kids Friendly cooking event hosted by Great Cooks ccounty fair.I would love to see u become a member of this community.
Vot here to this link

Thanks a ton,

Seema said...

These look good....sure a hit & so when r classes starting, may be i can join too! Your a great cook...

J said...

These are cool, Raaga! I might make them at the next party I have.

Unknown said...

hi raaga
i m new to your blog but i already like all the recipes you have posted... specially the date & walnut cake recipe , have been looking for one since ages (some sweet friendship memories attached to this cake)
i ll try to bake this for easter ...