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Sticky Date Pudding

PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 45 minutes
YIELD: 10 slices

This cake is so moist, packed with dates, topped with nuts, and soaked in a silky smooth butterscotch sauce! Recipe by Fufu's Kitchen!

Ingredients

  • 10 oz Natural Delights Medjool Dates (No pits, or stems), chopped about 15 dates
  • 1 tsp baking Soda
  • 1 cup boiling Water
  • 1/4 cup brown Sugar light or dark
  • 6 tbsp unsalted Butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup All- Purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped as topping
  • Butterscotch Sauce
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp table salt

Preparation

  1. Grab a bowl and add the chopped dates to it. Sprinkle with the baking soda and add the boiling water to the dates. Set this aside for 15 min. Then, grab a potato masher and mash the dates with the water until it resembles mush.
  2. Next, in a bowl or KitchenAid with a paddle attachment; add the butter and sugar. Cream the two together either with an electric beater or the KitchenAid with the paddle attachment.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla to this and mix them together.
  4. Then, add the flour, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, and baking powder. Mix again
  5. Add in the date mixture a little at a time to the batter and mix everything together into a nice cake batter.
  6. Grease an 8-inch round baking pan and place parchment paper into it as well to avoid the cake sticking.
  7. Pour the cake batter and spread evenly. Top with the nuts all over the surface area. Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes until baked through. Depending on what size pan you use, baking time can vary.
  8. In the meantime, make the butterscotch sauce by first melting the butter then adding the sugar to the butter. Lastly, add the cream, salt, vanilla. Stir together and let this come to a boil for about 4 minutes stirring every now and then. Let this cool and it will thicken as it cools.
  9. Once the cake comes out of the oven, with a skewer; poke small holes into the top of the cake. Drizzle some butterscotch sauce all over the top and let it soak into the cake.
  10. Allow cake to cool then slice into the cake. Drizzle each slice with more butterscotch and a scoop of ice cream! Enjoy!

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.

A Recipe from:

Fufu