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Recipe: CARDAMOM-DATE SNACK CAKE

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CARDAMOM-DATE SNACK CAKE. I loved this cake -- very quick and easy to make, very moist with lots of rich 'carmel' flavor. The cardamom is wonderful and I use Mejdool dates far better than the standard ones. Delicious and easy-to-make and best of all it doesn't taste like a good-for-you cake -- a perfect snack cake for the holiday season when dates are abundant!

CARDAMOM-DATE SNACK CAKE Yogurt with nutella, cheese and crackers, a sliced apple with peanut butter, a handful of raw almonds when you're feeling particularly virtuous. Maybe you wouldn't exactly call it a snacking rut, but a snacking routine. I've been thinking a lot about how I spend my time lately. You can have CARDAMOM-DATE SNACK CAKE using 13 ingredients and 12 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of CARDAMOM-DATE SNACK CAKE

  1. Prepare 2 cup of all purpose flour.
  2. It's 1 tsp of baking powder.
  3. You need 1 tsp of baking soda.
  4. Prepare 1/2 tsp of salt.
  5. It's 1/2 tsp of ground cardamom.
  6. It's 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon.
  7. You need 5 tbsp of butter,softend.
  8. You need 1 cup of granulated sugar.
  9. You need 3 large of eggs.
  10. Prepare 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
  11. You need 1 1/3 cup of skimmed milk.
  12. Prepare 1 cup of chopped pitted dates.
  13. You need 1 of sliced almonds for the topping.

Mainly because, more than ever, I feel like at the end of the day I plum run out of it. Dates are amber (duh) in color, soft in texture, have almost a caramel-like flavor to them and are loaded with fiber and energy. There's a lot going on this coffee cake situation, but it all works nicely, I think. The dates add nice sweetness and texture throughout.

CARDAMOM-DATE SNACK CAKE step by step

  1. Preheat oven to 350°C.
  2. To prepare cake,coat a 9inch square baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. Lightly spoon 2 cups of flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife..
  4. Combine the two cups of flour and the next 5 ingredients (through cinnamon) in a large bowl; make a well in centre of mixture..
  5. Beat the butter and sugar in a separate bowl until creamy..
  6. Add the eggs, one at a time. Beating well after each addition, then add the vanilla extract and set aside..
  7. Blend the chopped pitted dates in milk.add into the batter and beat..
  8. Add in the batter the flour mixture a small amount at a time. Mix well between every addition and make sure there arent any flour lumps..
  9. Spoon batter into prepared pan and spread evenly..
  10. Arrange the sliced almonds on the batter before putting the cake into the oven..
  11. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in centre comes out clean..
  12. Cool completely in pan. After it has cooled,cut into squares with the almonds at the centre of each squre..

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