Dates Carrot Cake

We are celebrating little ones half birthday today. We decided to bake this cake yesterday to celebrate. I also recorded our fun baking session, check it out to see the lil chef in action 🙂 This is my moms recipe which she always makes during the holiday time and everyone enjoys it a lot. It is super moist and healthy for kids. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • All purpose flour / wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 3/4 cup
  • Eggs – 2
  • Vegetable Oil – 3/4 cup
  • Shredded carrot – 1 cup
  • Chopped dates – 3/4 – 1 cup
  • Nuts (cashews, almonds or walnuts) – 2tbsp
  • Baking soda – 3/4 tsp
  • Salt – 1 pinch
  • Cinnamon powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
  • Caramel syrup – 1/4 cup

Method:

  1. Prepare the caramel syrup first, since it needs to be cooled. I used 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tbsp water, melted it until it bubbles and starts to have a golden color. Add 1/3 cup hot water (be very careful here, since it can splash). Keep stirring until it starts to thicken and have a syrup consistency. You can follow the video here on how to make caramel syrup.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F or 175C
  3. Mix flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside
  4. In another bowl, beat eggs and sugar using a whisk.
  5. Add oil*, vanilla essence and cinnamon powder then mix well
  6. Add caramel syrup at room temperature
  7. Add grated carrots and dates.
  8. Add the flour mixture to the liquid mixture.
  9. Bake at 350F or 175C for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick in center comes our clean
  10. Let it cool then serve.

Do give it a try and let me know how you like it.

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