Date Loaf with Sugar Sauce

Date Loaf with Sugar Sauce


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This recipe takes the tried and true date loaf and jazzes it up with a hot brown sugar sauce. Delicious!


Serves: 12 

  • Cake
  • 1 cup dates, pitted and diced
  • 1 cup water
  • 125g butter
  • 220g white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 185g plain flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 125g chopped walnuts
  • Brown Sugar Sauce
  • 65g butter
  • 1/3 cup thickened cream
  • 75g brown sugar

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:2days22hours  ›  Ready in:2days22hours10min 

  1. Cake: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 22x13cm loaf tin. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring dates and water to a boil. Add the butter and sugar and stir until melted. Remove from heat and stir in bicarb soda. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Place date mixture into a large bowl. Blend in flour, egg and vanilla. Stir in chopped walnuts and pour batter into loaf tin.
  3. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack and cool completely.
  4. Brown Sugar Sauce: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter, cream and sugar. Heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and sugar is dissolved.

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