My Mother use to make carrot dates bundt cakes. She got this recipe from one of our family friend. My mom use to grate dates whereas I prefer to soak dates in milk and puree it , obviously need to reduce the amount of eggs in recipe. She use to make sometime 10 such bundt cakes for Christmas!. Imagine the number of dates and carrot required. My father use to help her in making this batter and I use to help in cleaning the dates, grating the carrots ,breaking all eggs and off-course licking the remaining batter from the mixing bowl. All this was part of Christmas fun. Now I make this as cupcakes easy for sending it as snacks
Taking out the seed from dates. I just love to do this part. !
Soak Dates in warm milk just for 10 minutes, that’s it ! This process makes dates soft, then blend it to make purée
Goodness of dates purée going in the carrot mixture. Before adding Dates purée I like to beat egg, sugar, oil and then grated carrot
Don’t behave like me; don’t lick this batter. Carefully put it in lined muffin tray !
Bake it !
Goodness of carrot , dates and dried cranberries is ready !
- 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon Baking soda
- ½ teaspoon Baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 15 Dates, pitted
- ½ cup Milk
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup Oil
- 1/3 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Carrot
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, clove and cardamom powder
- 2 tablespoons of dried Cranberries
Preheat Oven to 350 degree F or 180 degree C , Prepare muffin tray
Sieve flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together twice, set aside.
Soak dates in warm milk for 10 minutes then grind it to make a paste like consistency
In a bowl beat egg, oil,sugar and grated . Add vanilla extract and cinnamon, clove, cardamom powder. Now add Dates purée
Fold in dry ingredients 1/3 portion at a time, mix until they are completely incorporated.
Finally fold in dried cranberries
Now carefully put batter to muffin liner to fill till 3/4
Bake it for 25-30 minutes, until the skewer comes out clean