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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Egg-less Tunisian Date, Nut, Chocolate Loaf

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BM#12W2, Day2: I love Dates. I love Nuts. I love Chocolate. With all these three combined, this loaf cake has made me yearn for more. Yum-O! It also has a little bit of coffee for that additional kick. So one could have this in the morning too.
Correction: 1 Tsp Baking Soda, I missed typing it which I have added.

For Your Ears: Feast your eyes on the cake( where the "fruit of the desert" is the star ingredient) while listening to the song "Desert Rose"

Ingredients:
  • 1-1/4 Cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Toasted and Coarsely Chopped Walnuts
  • 1 Cup(18-20#s) Finely Chopped and pitted Tunisian Dates "Deglet Noor"
  • 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Butter + a little more for greasing the pan, at room temperature
  • 3/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/8 Tsp All Spice
  • 3 Tbsp Low-fat Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Orange Zest
  • 1 Cup Hot Water +1 to 1-1/4 Tbsp Instant Coffee Granules(Nescafe/Folgers/Bru) for making "Strong Coffee"
  • 1 Tbsp Flaxseed Meal + 3 Tbsp Hot Water
Procedure:
  • Make strong coffee with Coffee Granules and a cup of hot water.
  • Sift the flour along with cocoa powder in a bowl. Add the salt to it. 
  • Chop the dates and add it to the hot coffee.
  • Lid the pan and let the dates get mushy in the hot liquid. Meanwhile line a 8-1/2" X 4-1/2" loaf pan with aluminum foil and grease with a little butter.
  • 15-20 minutes later, add the baking soda, orange zest to the soaked date mixture. Let it sit for 5 more minutes.
  • Combine sugar, oil,butter milk and vanilla extract.
  • Add the dry mixture and the flaxseed meal mixture.
  • Lastly add the chopped walnuts into the cake batter.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and bake at this temperature for about 45- 55 minutes or until the tooth pick inserted into the center comes clean. 

  • Cool completely prior to cutting and serving.



Check out my Dutch Cocoa, Banana and Nut (Quick) Bread:
Sending this to Srivalli's Chocolate Mela

Enjoy!
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31 comments:

  1. hey CL....desert rose and fruit of the desert! ...nice one, like it!
    Yummy and delicious cake....
    i am happy that u r still enjoying your passion!

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  2. Looks so perfect. I have never tried adding cocoa + coffee combo to a date cake, very interesting.

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  3. We get so many different kinds of dates in the middle east but tunisian is my favourite, I love its sweetness and texture. This is a keeper recipe..superb!

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  4. Dates, Nuts and chocolate...that is a yummy combination..Nice pics !!

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  5. wonder how u can bake such wonderful cakes...I must try this one!!...getting the aroma of coffee..n wow man...this is awsum!!..just loving it!!book marked!!!!!!!

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  6. That looks so good CL..will surely try this sometime!

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  7. lovely cake! love the combination of cocoa, coffee n walnuts

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  8. Wat a prefectly baked cake, looks absolutely stunning and incredible..

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  9. this is feast, both to the tastebuds and ot the ears, you have put up my fav singer up there

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  10. I have been drooling over your clicks for the past 15 minutes.Just can't take my eyes off them :)...

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  11. Love the color of the loaf. Yummy and I love chocolate

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  12. looks so rich and moist... I want to grab it off the screen!

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  13. They look delicious..Totally YUMMY

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  14. Looks so moist and colorful,drooling here dear...

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  15. Drooling and drooling. I will soon need a bib. Yummy Yummy love it. Bookmarked

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  16. Wow!! yummy cake, Hats off to you for making delicious cakes. Loved ypur click.

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  17. What a yummy looking cake. Drooling here. Loved the ingredients. Want to make this today itself.

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  18. Hey Cool Lassie cool cake. I baked it and now I am full of this yummy cake. Thanks.

    Only 2 things I assume you have used 2 tsp baking powder double action and added the butter with the oil. Thats what I did you may want to update that. Thanks for the yummy recipe. I am going to be a hero among my friends for this one.

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  19. Gmmmm - looks so rich and delicious. I absolutely must bake it for myself.

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  20. ummmmm !!!! .. just drooling here:) I love it all the more coz its eggless and has a tangerine flavour too !

    bookmarking this CL !

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  21. also, CL - at what temp and how long ??? I think that text got masked with the pics..

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Thanks a bunch for your valuable comments and continued support.They are very much appreciated. Yes,like "Rain on Dry Land" and like "Oasis in Desert Sand".
XoXo, Cool Lassi(e)