Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 250g pitted dates, chopped

  2. 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  3. 1 1/2 cups boiling water

  4. 125g butter, softened

  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  6. 2 eggs

  7. 1 3/4 cups White Wings Self-Raising Flour, sifted Caramel sauce

  8. 1 cup brown sugar

  9. 300ml thickened cream

  10. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  11. 60g butter

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line the base of a 7cm deep, 22cm (base) cake pan. Place dates and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Pour over boiling water. Allow to stand for 20 minutes. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until pale and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Using a large metal spoon, fold through date mixture and flour until well combined. Spoon mixture into prepared cake pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Turn onto a plate. Make sauce Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, until sauce comes to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 2 minutes. Pierce pudding all over with a skewer. Pour 1/2 cup of warm sauce over warm pudding. Stand for 10 minutes. Cut into wedges. Serve with remaining sauce.


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