I’m not sure where this recipe came from. My mum had it ripped out of a magazine and we decided to try it. It is really yummy and you can’t taste the dates.
Sticky Date Cake
- 1 1/2 cups dates
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 3/4 tsp bicarb of soda
- 75 g butter chopped
- 3/4 cup brown sugar firmly packed
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/4 cups SR Flour
- 3/4 cup thickened cream
- 150 g jersey caramels
- Grease a 19x30 cm lamington pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, extending paper 3cm above edges of pan.
- Place dates and water in a small saucepan. Bring to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in soda. Cool. process in a food processor until smooth.
- Beat butter and sugar in a small bowl of an electric mixer until pale. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until combined. Transfer to a bowl.
- Stir in flour and date mixture, until smooth. Pour into prepared pan. Cook in a moderate oven 180C for 25 mins, or until cooked when tested. Stand in pan for 5 mins before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.
- To make caramel frosting, combine cream and jersey caramels in a medium saucepan. Stir over a medium to low heat until caramels are dissolved and mix is smooth.
- Pour into a medium bowl. Cover the surface with coin wrap. Refrigerate until cold.
- Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Spread frosting over top of cold cake. Cut into squares to serve.