Delicious sticky date cake

    1 hour

    This is a delicious lighter version of the traditional Aussie dessert served with a creamy syrup sauce.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1¼ cups seeded dates
    • 1¼ cups boiling water
    • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 60g butter, chopped
    • ¾ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 1 cup self raising flour
    • Serving Sauce
    • 300ml thickened cream
    • ½ cup golden or maple syrup

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and line a 22cm cake tin.
    2. Combine dates and water in saucepan, bring to boil and remove from heat. Stir in bicarbonate of soda and allow to stand for 5 minutes. In a food processor, blend the date mixture with the butter and sugar until almost smooth. Add the eggs and flour and blend again until just combined.
    3. Pour mixture into the prepared tin and cook for about 45 minutes. Allow the cake to stand in the tin for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.
    4. To make the sauce: combine cream and syrup in saucepan, stir over low heat until warm-don't let it boil.

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