Flora > Recipes > Sticky Date Cake with Butterscotch Sauce

for 10 persons Ingredients

  • 250 grams pitted dried dates
  • 375 ml water
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100 grams Flora Plant Based Butter, Lightly Salted
  • 1 /2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups self-raising flour, sifted
  • 60 grams pecans coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 300 ml thickened cream
  • 100 grams Flora PlantBased Butter, Lightly Salted

Preparation (for 10 portions)

for sticky date cake with butterscotch sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan-forced. Grease and line a 20cm round cake pan.
  2. Combine the dates and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil, then remove from heat. Stir in the soda and stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Beat the Flora Plant Based Butter, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the date mixture and flour.
  4. Pour into the prepared pan and sprinkle with the pecans. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand in the pan for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.
  5. To make the butterscotch sauce, place the sugar, cream and Flora Pant Based Butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until melted and combined. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes without stirring
  6. Serve the cake with warm butterscotch sauce and whipped cream if desired.


Nutritional Information (per 100 gram)

for sticky date cake with butterscotch sauce

  • Energy (kcal)318.994 kcal
  • Energy (kJ)1334.895 kJ
  • Proteins3.469 g
  • Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)39.816 g
  • Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)37.583 g
  • Sugar33.268 g
  • Fibres2.233 g
  • Fat17.498 g
  • Saturated fat9.139 g
  • Unsaturated fat4.411 g
  • Monounsaturated fatty acids2.875 g
  • Ployunsaturated fatty acids1.536 g
  • Trans fats0.003 g
  • Cholesterol84.252 mg
  • Sodium208.805 mg
  • Salt0.523 g
  • Vitamin A (mg)100.27 IU
  • Vitamin C (mg)0.066 mg
  • Calcium55.405 mg
  • Iron0.885 mg
  • Potassium229.572 mg