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« on: July 29, 2010 10:52:45 PM »

I told some people in my last plushie thread that I would post this recipe Smiley I made it today for my mom's birthday, and it's soo good! O_O





Here are the ingredients - The full instructions are on my website.

Ingredients

18 Pitted Dates (I had the big block of dates, so I just estimated as they were all stuck together)
3/4 Cup Skim/Non-dairy Milk
1/4 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
Optional: A few chopped walnuts to sprinkle on top of cake before baking.


http://calmmindbusybody.com/date-walnut-cake-recipe/
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2010 11:06:58 PM »

*nom, nom* I'm so hungry right now, and it looks soooo good.
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2010 11:27:13 PM »

Yummmmmmmm!

I must give this a go. I love vegan cooking - and with soy milk this would be an easy vegan dish.
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010 12:20:54 PM »

sounds (and looks) delicious!
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2010 12:26:47 PM »

Yummmmmmmm!

I must give this a go. I love vegan cooking - and with soy milk this would be an easy vegan dish.
Yeah - When I can I always try to have vegan options for my recipes. They are always vegetarian no matter what though.



Thanks guys! Smiley I'm not a big dessert-maker, but this is truly a good one and pretty healthy as far as cakes go.

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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2010 04:27:39 PM »

I'm really curious, what anime is in your avatar? it looks really familiar but I can't remember.
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010 07:44:24 PM »

I'm really curious, what anime is in your avatar? it looks really familiar but I can't remember.

Oh crap, I forget! I've had that avatar since like... 2004. I have never watched anime, but I always liked that animation. There was a time when I knew what it was from. :\ Maybe someone else knows.
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2010 07:50:34 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2010 02:42:02 PM »

This looks really really good and I want to give it a try. I don't use my oven in the summer though. I'll have to wait till fall. (I have bookmarked your great website.

Question: Do you think this could also be made with prunes or other dried fruits?
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2010 03:44:43 PM »

This looks really really good and I want to give it a try. I don't use my oven in the summer though. I'll have to wait till fall. (I have bookmarked your great website.

Question: Do you think this could also be made with prunes or other dried fruits?
I feel you there... sometimes I kick myself for using the oven in the hottest time of the summer. T_T Though I really want to bulk up my website with recipes before university starts up again, when I won't have as much time to be updating it.

And prunes should definitely would work, too! Perhaps using mostly prunes and then a smaller amount of other dried fruits. I'm sure it would still taste really good... might not have as much of a "datey chocolately" taste, but that's ok. Smiley

Really glad to hear that you're liking the site so far. <3
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2011 06:26:51 AM »

Looks so lovely!
But what is Skim/Non-dairy milk? (sorry, not a native speaker)
Is that a vegan surrogate? What does it do for the recipe, add moisture? Because then I would love to try some fruit juice instead, I've made cakes replacing milk by juice before and loved the result.
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2011 06:53:32 AM »

Looks so lovely!
But what is Skim/Non-dairy milk? (sorry, not a native speaker)
Is that a vegan surrogate? What does it do for the recipe, add moisture? Because then I would love to try some fruit juice instead, I've made cakes replacing milk by juice before and loved the result.
Hi Smiley By non-dairy I meant any kind of milk that doesn't come from animals, such as Almond Milk, Soy Milk, Rice Milk...etc.
That would be interesting to see what it would taste like if you added fruit juice instead, or did 1/2 milk and 1/2 juice. And yes, it adds moisture to the recipe.

If you try it with fruit juice, please comment on how it turns out! Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2011 04:27:27 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2011 02:55:57 AM »

Every time I see a recipe that is "Eggless, butterless, sugarless" or similar I tend to read "Eggless, butterless, joyless" but that looks really good and I love that it has maple syrup and applesauce, yummo! I will have to try it and be proven wrong Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2011 07:33:54 PM »

I'm going to try this!
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« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2011 07:21:59 PM »

Yum! It's in the oven baking right now!!! I baked for 30 mininutes at 350F, then lowered the heat to 300F for the last 15 minutes - this worked out perfectly.

I used skim milk and omitted the maple syrup because the dates were PLENTY sweet (added 1 tsp maple extract instead). I was also using fresh dates, so I went through the painstakingly long and messy process of peeling the dates and removing any crystallized sugar. Next time, I'm using the ready-made paste as you did. Using fresh dates probably absorbed less of the milk than the dried, which compensated for the omission of the maple syrup without the batter being too thick. I love how few ingredients this has and would love to try it with different combos of dried fruit.

Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!
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« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2011 08:18:36 AM »

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I'm a little late, but thank youu!! Smiley What a pleasant surprize. - Thank you! xo

Every time I see a recipe that is "Eggless, butterless, sugarless" or similar I tend to read "Eggless, butterless, joyless" but that looks really good and I love that it has maple syrup and applesauce, yummo! I will have to try it and be proven wrong Cheesy
I promise it's really good! And not just "pretty good considering it doesn't have all these ingredients.." Smiley Hope you give it a try. My oven has been broken for a while so I can't make it ;( But I make raw cakes.. I think I'm going to post my latest one on here now that I think of it.

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Yum! It's in the oven baking right now!!! I baked for 30 mininutes at 350F, then lowered the heat to 300F for the last 15 minutes - this worked out perfectly.

I used skim milk and omitted the maple syrup because the dates were PLENTY sweet (added 1 tsp maple extract instead). I was also using fresh dates, so I went through the painstakingly long and messy process of peeling the dates and removing any crystallized sugar. Next time, I'm using the ready-made paste as you did. Using fresh dates probably absorbed less of the milk than the dried, which compensated for the omission of the maple syrup without the batter being too thick. I love how few ingredients this has and would love to try it with different combos of dried fruit.

Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!
Awesome! Smiley That's great you used fresh dates... that's always best but when I'm visiting my parents, as I am now, fresh ones are hard to come by. :|

Thanks for trying and commenting! I took a few months hiatus from Craftster to finish off my uni degree... feels good to be back. Shocked)
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2011 07:48:49 AM »

Cool Smiley I hope you enjoy it if you try it! I shwant a slice now Sad
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