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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Microwave Eggless Dates Cake as Yummy Food turns '5'

Call it birthday or anniversary… these five years I never celebrated by making a special post for the big day…..reason….? I remember it when it is already gone…dumbo me…but this time…I remembered it from so long…as  one fine day I was referring to my old post…I noticed that soon my blog is going to complete five years…..I was very much amazed by seeing that…

Ahaa….five years of journey….I just can’t frame it in this single post…but let me share with you some fond memories…that made me grow to be what I am today….My blog is simple answer to all the people who ask me what you do by just staying at home…..isn't it boring…? So if you are reading this post then you people might have got the answer….I write…I cook…I click….I blog…my blog is my reflection….though this blog was started by me to kill the time…now I am happy that I started blogging…Blogging has given me wings…to fly…to soar new heights…to gain confidence….to brush my hidden skill for photography….I never thought I would click what I cook and eat…but now I do…in much sophisticated way….I know many things about camera…which I would have never explored otherwise….

I have gone crazy with props…which otherwise I would have never done….I had tried new recipes, twisted daily recipes, learnt to present food, etc….only because of blog…Apart from all this…I have got readers….Do you know much this word me to me….”Readers”…I have got people who read my blog….follow my blog updates on twitter, facebook, google +, feeds, pinterest, etc…who even take out time to comment….along with whole new bunch of virtual friends….whom you don’t even meet in person…but know what’s cooking in their kitchen and served at dinning table…
With 400 posts among which more than 350+ are recipes, 11500+ comments and 7 lac +page views leaving me blush each time I check on these stats of my blog. Along with this I have made good friends who are my energy boosters and my blog critics….A heart felt thanks to all the readers, followers, fans, commenters, friends and family. A special thanks to my sweet little sis who always make it a point that I blog….blog more often…whatever may be the situation….As I blew the candles lit on the birthday cake of ‘Yummy Food’….I silently whisper in my heart….Long Live…Yummy Food…..May the flavours of my kitchen always surround you….
Microwave Eggless Dates Cake 
Coming to today’s post….it is a simple cake made in microwave….with dates….Dates are my favourite….You can find dates in my fridge any time….I love gulping one or two whenever I open the fridge….I love adding dates to shakes and even to some desserts….These days I love adding it to my cakes…for its natural sweetness….This is one simple microwave cake that I make more often…as it turns soft and yum every time I make it…For the first time I have frosted the cake with ‘Chocolate Icing’….and the cake tasted extremely delectable….Try this to pacify that urge to gratify something sweet, gooey, chocolaty and yummy….
Microwave Eggless Dates Cake

  • 1½ cups + 2 tbsp. All Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup Oats powder (see notes)
  • 1½ cups Icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp. unsweetened Cocoa powder (I used Cadbury brand)
  • ½ tbsp. Baking powder
  • ¼ tbsp. Baking soda
  • pinch of Salt
  • 10 Dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tbsp. semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  • ½ cup +2 tbsp. Butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup Milk, room temperature
  • ½ tbsp. Vanilla essence
  • ½ cup chopped Walnuts
  • 200 gms. Dark Chocolate, grated
  • 200 ml. Cream                       
Microwave Eggless Dates Cake
  • Grease a microwave safe bowl with butter and dust with all-purpose flour. Set aside.
  • Toss chopped walnuts in 1 tbsp. of flour. Set aside.
  • Add milk to chopped dates and microwave for 30 seconds on high. Leave it to cool by adding vanilla essence and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Once this mixture comes to room temperature add in butter and blend the mixture to smooth paste. Remove and add tossed walnuts. This is our wet ingredients mixture.
  • In a large bowl sieve in all the ingredients listed under dry ingredients. Repeat this process for 2-3 times. This process helps in combining the ingredients all together without any lumps.
  • Now make a well in the sieved dry ingredients and add in the above wet ingredients mixture folding slowly and gently. Mix till you get lump-free batter.
  • Slowly pour the batter into greased microwave safe bowl and gently tap the bowl on kitchen counter by turning around the bowl. This process helps in scattering the batter evenly and removes air-bubbles.
  • Microwave on high (1200 W) for 4 minutes. Remove and check by inserting the skewer in the middle of the cake, if it comes out clean then it’s done. Allow the cake to stand for another 4-5 minutes, before turning it onto a cooling rack. Allow the cake to cool completely before you start icing.
Microwave Eggless Dates Cake
  • In a microwave safe bowl mix in grated dark chocolate and cream, microwave for 1 minute or until chocolate is melted. Whisk until the icing turns smooth and glossy.
  • Leave the mixture to cool for 1-2 hours or until thick enough to spread over a cake. 
  • This mixture will thicken as it cools.
Microwave Eggless Dates Cake
  • Coat the cake with thin layer of chocolate icing using a palette knife. Sprinkle colored sprinkles all over the top of the cake. Cool it in the fridge for 15-20 minutes before serving.
  • Last but not least add your 'love' to make the dish 'YUMMY'.
Microwave Eggless Dates Cake
Microwave cake turns harder after some time so when you are basting it with frosting…be careful to finish of the cake within 3-4 hours of making it. The frosted cake stays soft for four hours.
Microwave Eggless Dates Cake
Microwave timing can differ depending on the models. Mine is 20 lit. capacity IFB Microwave
with 1200 W. 


prathibha Garre said...

Congrats on the 5th anniversary of ur blog...I wish u many more blog anniversaries for u ur clicks,ur writing and stories..keep up the good work..good way 2 celebrate the blog anniversary,perfect cake!! but I would hv been more happy if u hv shared a piece wid me..;)

Priti S said...

Happy Birthday to Yummy Food and wishing many more years of celebration ...we all celebrating 5 years together :) ...great going Lubna and am very sure it going to be just better ....cake looks yum just perfect for the celebration

Shama Nagarajan said...

congrats ur space...lovely work....lovely clicks...yummy recipes....

Hari Chandana P said...

Congrats Lubna.. wish you many more blog anniversaries.. :)

Rashida Shaikh said...


Congratulation dear Lubna Ji, keep blogging and sharing your secret recipes along with lovely pics.
Good luck!

Rafeeda AR said...

congrats on your 5th bloggoversary... u seem to make quite a bit of cakes in the microwave... this one also looks yumm... :)

Padmajha PJ said...

Congrats Lubna :)
Loved reading your post and wishing you many more such milestones :)

razina abulkalam said...

hey congratulations....

Aps prabhu said...

Congrats on the 5th bday YUMMY FOOD...I wish u many more blog anniversaries for u dear..\good way 2 celebrate the blog bday,perfect cake!! I dont mind grabbing that plate from here ;)

Kitchen Queen said...

Congrats n what a lovely cake

mickeydownunder said...

G'day! Congrats and Happy Anniversary! TRUE!
I enjoy seeing photos and recipes that are unique too!
Cheers! Joanne
What's On The List

Akila said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary dear.. 5 years is really a long way.. But there is more years to go... Perfect cake to celebrate ur day...

rekhas kitchen said...

Congrats Lubna and happy birthday to yummy food. Wishing you many more years like this Happy cooking and keep blogging...

Priya Suresh said...

Congrats Lubna,happy blog anniversary, keep on rocking and wishing u many more years of blogging in this virtual world.

Wat an elegant cake for celebration.

Veena Theagarajan said...

congrats Lubna. All the best for many more to come..This is perfect for the occasion!

Smita Srivastava said...

Congtats Lubna .... thats truly an achievement !! Wish u many more blogversaries!! Btw the cake looks awesome:) :)

surkhab said...

Looks delicious..... Nd congrats dear... Hope to see u with more recipes

dassana said...

congrats lubna. wishing you many more to come.

kitchen queen said...

delicious and moist perfectly baked dates cake.

Kankana Saxena said...

Happy Blog birthday! 5 years is a LONG time and you are doing amazing with your blog. Wish you many mnay many more years of cooking and sharing :)

Puja Thomas-Patel said...

Hi Lubna. Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary! :) Here's to many many more. Cheers!

Vineetha said...

Congrats on ur anniversary.....I too completed 5 yrs few month before but totally forgot it..maybe for 6 th year I will make a post to celebrate it..loved ur write up :)way to go Lubna :)

Chitz said...

Hearty congrats to u my dear :) May u have fun wthi many more years of blogging :) And yes, the cake looks awesome.. Simple & great looking cake :)

Shree said...

congrats and best wishes for many more to come !

Vimitha Anand said...

Congrats Lubna... Wishing u many more anniversaries like this... Perfect celebration cake

Rajani said...

Am I happy that yummy Food was born! Lubna, many happy blogi-birthdays more to come!
Superb recipe,quick simple and delicious. Pictures are awesome.

Jehanne said...

Happy Birthday Kitchen Flavours! and yes, the flavours have 'flown' all across the world and entered our kitchens with sweet reminders of Lubna..each time we tried your recipe, 5 years is amazing sweetie! Wish you many more years, many more successes, and we readers will always be here for you :-)

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said...

Congratulations Lubna! 5 years, that is an amazing achievement! The cake looks marvelous, your pictures & presentation is always awesome!

Roma said...

Congrats, Lubna. Wishing your yummy blog many more birthdays.

MonuTeena RecipesPassion said...

Happy Blog anniversary :) Congrats :) its good to see an old and professional blogger :) nice to meet you dear .. cake looks so greattt.. out of this world yummy :)

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