• 9servings
  • 80minutes
  • 629calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Carbohydrates, Cellulose
VitaminsB1, B2, B3, B12, H, D
MineralsNatrium, Fluorine, Calcium, Iron, Sulfur, Chlorine, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. butter , for the pan

  2. 8 ounces pitted chopped dates

  3. 1/2 cup light rum (see substitution below)

  4. 1/2 cup water

  5. 2 cups flour

  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  8. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  9. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  10. 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)

  11. 2 eggs

  12. 1 cup cream

  13. 1 cup dark brown sugar , packed

  14. 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)

  15. 1/4 cup light rum (see substitution below)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Butter an 8- or 9-inch square pan; set aside.

  2. Put dates, rum and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil, stirring frequently, then reduce heat and simmer until dates are soft (about 5 minutes).

  3. Puree dates in a blender or food processor; let cool 15 minutes.

  4. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  5. While your "date" is cooling his heels (hahah), in a medium bowl, stir together flour, powder, salt, cinnamon and soda; set aside.

  6. In another bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy, then add eggs (one at a time).

  7. Reduce mixer speed to low, alternate adding flour mixture and pureed dates.

  8. Pour batter into prepared pan, smooth top, then pop into the oven; bake for 25 minutes (set the timer).

  9. At end of 25 minutes, turn heat down to 325°F and bake an additional 15-20 minutes. Cake tester should come out clean.

  10. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes (set the timer).

  11. Run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen; place a large serving plate over the top of the pan, invert the pan/plate.

  12. Make the sauce: In a medium saucepan, combine cream, brown sugar and butter.

  13. Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the remaining rum, cook 1 more minute.

  14. Pour warm sauce over cake.

  15. SUBSTITUTIONS: To make this more kid-friendly, substitute water or apple juice.


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