Skip to main content

Whole Wheat Dates and Walnut Cake


Whole Wheat Dates and Walnut Cake


As a mother, I am constantly on the hunt for healthy and tasty recipes for my daughter. I happened to find this recipe online and gave it a try and to my surprise the cake turned out so well.
So, here's the recipe for you all as well.

Ingredients
1cup wheat flour
1/4tsp baking soda
1/2tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp powdered cinnamon
1cup deseeded and chopped dates
1/2cup chopped walnuts
3/4cup sugar powdered
1/4cup caramelised sugar
1/2 cup thick curd
1/2cup butter
1/2tsp vanilla essence
Pinch of salt

Method
Sieve together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon powder and a pinch of salt and keep aside.
Caramelize the sugar n add little water and keep aside( Adding water after preparing the caramelized sugar helps it to not get thick)
In another container beat the curd till it becomes very smooth then add butter and beat well, now add the powdered sugar and beat well and then add vanilla essence to this and beat again.
Mix the dates and walnuts with a little of the sieved flour and toss well.
Now mix the curd butter mixture to the flour and mix well, add the caramel sugar.
Finally mix the date n walnuts to the batter and mix. Pour in a greased tray and bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg for 25-30 min.
Ta da...
Your cake is ready!!!










Popular posts from this blog

Janamashtami(Krishna) themed activities for Kids.

Janamashtami(Krishna) themed activities for kids.



Janamashtami - the day when Lord Krishna was born is just round the corner so we did few art and craft activities around it.
1.Krishna story To start with we read a book on Krishna from the Amar Chitra Katha series.


2.Making Peacock Feathers As we all know that Lord Krishna loves peacock feathers hence we made our own with craft paper. We also used the same for decorating our other craft items.


3.Decorating Handi/Matki Lord Krishna loved eating maakhan(butter) which was stored in a pot(Matki).



4.Decorating Bansuri/Flute Krishna is synonymous with playing the flute(Bansuri).


5.Making Crown Lord Krishna's prominent jewellery is a crown with peacock feathers on it.


6.Decorating Thali We made these using glitter foam sheets and stuck it on an old cd. The same can be kept on the Thali for doing pooja.




Alphabet recognition & sequencing activities for toddler and preschoolers

Simple activities on alphabet recognition & sequencing for toddler and preschoolers



While revising alphabets I realised that K was finding it difficult to revise alphabets as per their sequence. Hence decided to quickly plan few activities for her around it.
1    Upper case to lower case matching







A simple activity where I wrote some random upper case letters on white paper and pasted it on the cupboard. For matching, I wrote their lower case counterpart on post its and K had to match them. Looks a very simple activity but I can tell you K had lots of fun removing the post its and sticking it near the correct letter.
Alphabet sequencing on clothes line





For sequencing, I made chits for each alphabet which mentions both upper and lower case alphabets. K had to clip them as per the correct sequence on the clothes line. I tied a thick needle between two chairs which made it look like a clothes line. Again here, the activity was looking simple but when K started doing it I realised it w…

Activities on learning the ABC for toddlers

Learning the ABC

These are few initial activities I had done with K.They are ideal for toddlers and requires very little preparation. These activities are ideal for kids who are just starting with learning the alphabets.
1.Tracing the alphabets on a sand tray
Let your child first practise the pattern on the sand paper letters. These sandpaper letters are made by me
at home. For details on how to make one for yourself, here is the detail blog on the same.







2.Making alphabets using clay




3.Recognising the correct alphabet using wooden pegs




4.Upper to lower case matching using wooden pegs




5.Cutting activity




6.Placing the correct alphabets