1.5cupsPowdered sugaryou need 1 cup regular sugar to get 1.5 cups powdered sugar
1/2cupVegetable oilI used sunflower oil
3Eggs@ room temp
Preheat oven at 180 C, 10 mins before baking. Grease and line(with parchment paper) two 7 inch cake tins.
Soak dates in 1/4 cup water and 1/2 tsp baking soda for 1 hour.
Using an electric beater, mix the powdered sugar and oil, till it's combined well.
Separate the egg yolk and whites. Add the yolk, one by one, to the sugar and oil mixture. Beat well after each addition.
Add soaked dates, chopped nuts and grated carrots to the above mixture. Mix well using a wooden spatula or manual whisk. Add vanilla essence, orange juice and zest to the above mix and combine well.
Powder cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Add grated nutmeg to this and mix well. Combine together plain flour, baking soda and the spice mixture. Sift this and add to the batter along with semolina.
Beat the egg whites till a stiff peak forms. Add this to the cake batter and fold in gently, till no white traces are visible.
Transfer this to the prepared cake tins and bake in the preheated oven for 35 - 40 mins or till the tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
I used a combination of cashew and walnuts, however you can use any nuts of your choice like almonds, pecans etc; You can bake this in a single cake tin, if you've a 10 inch deep baking tin. The baking time may vary depending on the size of your tin.
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