Dairy Desserts

Sticky Date Cake with Caramel Sauce

image :  Sticky Date Cake with Caramel Sauce


  • 1 1/3 cup seeded dates
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt

  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup butter


Grease and line base and side of a deep 8 inch (20cm) round cake pan. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

Combine dates and water in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Immediately remove from heat and add baking soda;’ stir. Let stand for 10 minutes. Pour mixture into food processor.

Add remaining ingredients. Process until combined. Pour into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven or about 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let stand in pan for 20 minutes before turning onto wire rack.

To make the caramel sauce, combine all ingredients in medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until thickened slightly being careful mixture doesn’t boil over. Serves 8.