Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sticky Toffee Dates & Flaxseed Cake

Sticky Toffee Dates and Flaxseed Cake,quite long name,isn'it ?  Well, this is not any new recipe to you.  It's been recreated from traditional Sticky Toffee pudding.  In Sticky toffee pudding, the sauce plays the major role, warm pudding with the toffee sauce is,  Oh my!  I'm into the dream of Sticky Toffee  Pudding.

Today I was not really in a mood for something sweet, so I skipped the sauce.  The next change which I made is, since I was planning to pack this for my daughter's snack box,  I have replaced plain flour with whole wheat atta.  Finally I have added some flax seed.
In case you are new to this term flaxseed, you can read about flaxseed here, here and here.

Flax seed is rich in fibre and Omega 3, which lowers your cholesterol and keeps your heart healthy.  It also fights against diabetes and there are so many other goodness in flax seed.  Read about it in the link given above.


Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20  minutes
Makes about 6 muffins

Ingredients:
Whole Wheat Atta/ Plain flour- 160 g
Brown Sugar- 60 g
Pitted Dates- 150 g
Butter- 5 tbsp
Flax seed- 1 tbsp ( powdered )
Eggs- 2
Baking powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Bicarbonate of soda- 1/4 tsp
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp

Method:
Boil some water, add the bicarbonate of soda and pour the boiling water on top of the dates until it looks well immersed.  Cover it and let it rest for a whole night and for about 3 to 4 hours.
Beat the butter and sugar in a food processor until it looks creamy.  Add the eggs one by one and continue beating it, add the soaked dates along with water and keep beating it.  Add the sifted flour, flax seed powder, baking powder and vanilla essence, continue beating it until it looks well combined.
Preheat the oven to 190 degree Celsius.  Divide the mixture equally between greased and lined muffin tray.  I used a silicone mat, so I didn't have to line it.  Bake it in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.  Remove it from the oven, let it cool in the wire rack for 5 minutes and serve it warm.


Note:
If you don't have muffin tray, you can also use normal round or square pan.  Instead of whole wheat atta, you can also use plain flour.  Flax seed can also be omitted if you couldn't get them.

54 comments:

Rasi said...

yummy!

Kaveri said...

A very healthy and delicious cake...love the use of atta instead of flour

Charu Srivastava said...

healthy and yummy...realy liked dat u added flaxsseed and wholewheat it makes the cake nutritious and guiltfree

Rumana Rawat said...

Superb and lovely cakes:)

Roshu said...

Hmmm yummy n healthy!!!

foodiecorner said...

Looks yum!!! Haven;t tried flaxseed yet.. Love the snaps!!!

Ganga Sreekanth said...

defintiely will be tasting superbly!!!

simran said...

what a lovely idea!....very nice n healthy..perfect for the kids to munch on guilt free....actually perfect for the adults too!

Princy Vinoth said...

wow looks good.where do u get flax seeds from?

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Even with heat flour this has came out well and tempting. I have started using flax seeds a lot now a days

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Sushma Mallya said...

This looks so good...moist and has come out so beautifully :)

maha said...

delicious n tasty.......

Nisa Homey said...

Super moist yummy cake.

Anjali Shukla said...

That's called an amazingly beautiful recipe!
The clicks are so clear, so divine... :)

Priya said...

Marvellous and super tempting cake..love the addition of flax seeds..

ANU said...

wow wanna grab a bite....awesome looking cake and v healthy too!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow delicious cake,luks gargeous ...Awesome clicks...

Ramya said...

very cute and perfect cakes

What's Baking?? said...

Great idea to bake this in mini rose moulds.

Ambreen said...

Your pictures are really beautiful, they look so tempting!

Archana said...

Hmmm delicious.

Sravs said...

so pretty and wonderful cakes !!

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Indulge said...

This is really yummy and loved the muffin roses.
Love Ash.

Sumi said...

absolutely delicious cake...wannna try this soon :)

Radka said...

Beautiful blog, have a nice day Radka.

faseela said...

wow...superb...yummy

Nisha said...

What did you bake them in that they look like roses! :) :) :)

Julie said...

lovely healthy n yummy cake..

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Aarthi said...

This looks awesome..Yummy Recipe

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Usha said...

Delicious & beautiful clicks!

An Open Book said...

i absolutely love sticky toffee cake

manjooo said...

good one!!

Kokila said...

hi dear, Really
yummy and colorful.Ur clicks are beautiful.Definitely u come and participate my event.

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Amina Khaleel said...

you always come up with something new! fabulous cake... mouth watering...

Indu said...

I am very fond of dates...I think this is a cake I would enjoy....!

Gayathri Kumar said...

Cake looks fabulous...

Rashida shaikh said...

Lovely clicks!

easyfoodsmith said...

The cake looks delicious! Wonderful clicks.

Helene Dsouza said...

such a great idea of using flaxseeds in a cake. I recently had a blog post about flaxseeds too. They are healthy jewels and it was about time that they got the attention they deserve. ;)

maha said...

U made it perfectly... clicks are so beautiful.looks yumm.......

Niloufer Riyaz said...

delicious cake. bookmarking them!!

Priya Yallapantula said...

whoa !!! those look super delicious.

SouthIndianHome said...

Wow. Cake looks fabulous

Sukanya said...

this looks so scrumptious and flaxseed makes it more healthy. loved your rose moulds, looks so pretty

Sona - quick picks said...

wow..luking awesone...sure, it tastes great!!

Love and other Spices said...

Flaxseed is such a healthy addition.I add it to my kids cupcakes and muffins too.

Allaboutladies said...

the cake does luks yummy ..even the background is so attractive...

Rookie Qookie said...

Gr8! Flaxseed is very healthy and loved the way you incorporated it with Cake :)

hemalata said...

Super yummy cake,looks so inviting.

A Brown Table said...

These are such delicious and healthy cakes that would be wonderful for tea!

schmetterlingwords said...

These dates cakes look very delicious Ayeesha. Flax seeds can also be used as a good egg substitute in cakes and muffins. Thanks for sharing the nutritional values. I remember the mould for the cake, used in your strawberry pudding :)

Kala said...

Cake with flaxseeds i am very happy to find such a useful and healthy recipe...

janey10021 said...

Looks delicious. Flax seeds and chia seeds are great sources for Omega 3. The benefit of flax seed and the benefit of chia seeds are many. Both flax seed and chia seeds contain fiber, Omega-3 and lignans. This helps lower cholesterol and can also benefit people at risk for diabetes by regulating blood sugar by slowing down the body's absorption of sugar. Flax seed and chia seeds are also both great sources for antioxidants.

Anonymous said...

Looks a really lovely recipe.Can I omit the eggs as we don't cook eggs in our family.Any suggestions.

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