Monday, July 25, 2011

Steam Prune(Dates) Cake

I brought along some dates from Qatar.  So I thought of making some cakes with it and I remember making this cake long before I started to blog.  It is easy and all it takes about 1 1/2 hours and the cake is done.  Lets enjoy the cakes.

Recipe courtesy of Resipi.Net

250 gm butter
2 cups of self raising flour

1 cup sugar
1/4 big tin  or 1/3 if using small tin of condensed milk
20 prunes

5 prunes (slice fine) - i omitted this.
5 eggs

  1. Boil water in a steamer
  2. Beat butter, sugar and condensed milk till mix well
  3. Add egg one at a time. Mix well
  4. Stir in the prunes. mix well.
  5. Add flour a little by little stir till mix well.
  6. Add in the blended prunes mix well.  Do not over mix.
  7. Grease pan with butter & line with grease paper, pour in the batter and steam for about 1.5hrs.  Cover the pan with tin foil to avoid water dripping into the batter.
  8. If you like you can decorate with some prunes on the batter.


  • If you need to refill the steamer, ensure it is with hot water so that the steaming continues.
  • You can add have a mixture of half cup brown sugar and half cup sugar to give an added colour to the cake.

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