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Eggless Butterless Date Cardamom Squares

Every happy event in life becomes
happier if it ends on a sweet note. And this baking journey all of April, there
have been 26 baking posts by the participating members of Baking BM. For me ,
it’s a personal milestone of having posted 26 baked treats in a row – thank you
Valli and the entire Blogging Marathon for a wonderful run this Marathon. It
was amazing to see some wonderful bakes which were awe-inspiring. Hope to clear
out those bookmarks pretty soonJ

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From Orange
Almond Meal Cake
on day 1 to these Eggless Butterless Dates – Cardamom
squares today (day 26), its been a sweet journey of learning and sharing. I
made it for no other special occasion than to end the baking marathon and
here’s raising a toast to all the BMers.

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Baking Marathon Day 26 : Dates
Cardamom squares (Eggless & Butterless)

Recipe type : Cakes / Tea Cakes

Course: Dessert / Tea cake 

Prep time: 10 mins | Bake time : 22-25
mins

Recipe Inspiration : DIvya’s recipe

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Ingredients:

  • All Purpose flour – ½ cup
  • Wholewheat flour – ½ cup
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt – a pinch (about 1/8 tsp)
  • Baking powder – 1.25 tsp
  • Cashewnuts – 2 TBSP (chopped
    coarsely)
  • Black dates – pitted – about 25
    pieces (you could use normal dates too)
  • Milk – 80 ml
  • Custard powder – 2.5 tsp
  • Brown Sugar – 2/3 cup (powdered)
  • Oil – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 150 ml

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Method:

  1. Sieve the flours with salt &
    custard powder. Pit the dates and grind them with, add 150 ml to these dates ,
    whisk well & heat this mixture till it becomes gooey, take it off the fire
    and add in baking powder and cardamom powder. It would froth quite a bit so
    take care. Let this mixture cool down.
  2. Into the flour mixture, add cut
    nuts .. In a separate bowl, mix sugar, oil and milk well. Add this to the flour
    mixture, along with the cooled date puree.
  3. Fold gently till you get a
    thickish cake like batter without any dry flour between the folds. Pour into a
    greased and lined pan, bake on a preheated oven for 25-30 mins (mine was done
    exactly 27 mins) and a tooth pick comes clean.
  4. Cool on a wire rack, unmould , cut
    and serve. You may also frost if you wish. I just added a stencil cut icing
    sugar topping and glazed cherries 

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13 Comments

  1. Varada's Kitchen

    I like the pictures and the presentation. Nice sweet note to end the month long effort.

  2. beautiful clicks… it was a great marathon with so many recipes bookmarked….

  3. Very nice bake to end the marathon with Kalyani..I enjoyed all your bakes and gosh so many to try out now..great job even with all your commitments..Kuods..

  4. MySpicyKitchen

    Squares are beautifully presentation. Enjoyed all your bakes and it fun doing this BM

  5. That is such a pretty cake. It also sounds very flavorful and delicious too.
    Enjoyed all your bakes during the marathon Kalyani.

  6. Suma Gandlur

    That cake looks pretty with that icing sugar pattern. Enjoyed all your bakes during this marathon.

  7. Priya Suresh

    Wow, thats a pretty and very soft squares Kalyani, that icing sugar pattern gives a neat look..Superb.

  8. vaishali sabnani

    Beautiful cake to end the marathon with…so glad you could finish the marathon in spite of being so busy. It's been wonderful running this marathon with you, Kalyani.

  9. Srividhya

    the sugar pattern looks great. Cake is very inviting.

  10. Harini R

    The stencil idea is really cool. A fitting finale for the month long awesome bakes, Kalyani. It was a pleasure to go through all of them.

  11. Nalini's Kitchen

    Cake looks so pretty and the pattern looks gorgeous and love the idea..

  12. Saraswathi Ganeshan

    Delectable cake!! I am sure dates and cardamom as paired up very well..

  13. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    Looks so festive!

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