I prepared this cake with dates and walnuts which tasted awesome. Dates are one of the most popular fruits packed with an impressive list of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals that are required for normal growth, development and overall well-being
Till now, I had serious reservations about trying out this recipe, firstly, knowing the strong preference for chocolate in our family and secondly, I was somehow under the impression that anything made with dates would be cloyingly sweet and that the addition of dates would result in a heavy textured cake
So let me leave Pinterest for now and get on with telling you about the banana and datecake. I thought a parkin recipe with dates in was a bit different so kept it to try and it was only when I pulled it out of my archives last week that I twigged it wasn't a parkin recipe in any shape or form
It is sweetened with bananas and dates, and uses a little bit of oil rather than butter. I’ve held back from putting up a carrot cake recipe here, partly because it just seemed a bit too obvious, and partly because calling carrot cake a healthy option is a bit misleading – it’s usually packed full of sugar and butter
No cake would be more apt for MY celebration than yema cake. Yema cake was named after the sweet. It is a recent trend but it actually is almost the same as an old fashioned swiss roll called brazo dela reina (meaning the queen's arm, the same as brazo de mercedes but has a swiss roll instead of meringue for the cake base)
I have always had these 'jinx' when it comes to baking sponge cakes. I don't really know why, though I've followed exactly what the recipe said, but still, it will end up either being heavy or 'very not a sponge cake should look like'