Sticky Date Cake recipe by Meera Joseph

Sticky Date Cake by Meera Joseph

Sticky Date Cake recipe shared from the kitchen of Meera Joseph.


1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

¾  cup fine white sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

90 grams butter

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½  cup glaced ginger, chopped (optional)

250 grams dates, seedless & chopped

1 ½ cups water


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F/170°C
  • Boil the dates and ginger in the water
  • Remove from heat and stir in baking soda, cool to a lukewarm temperature
  • Beat butter and sugar well, add eggs and beat further until creamy.
  • Fold in flour and dates mixture with a metal knife.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared 8 inch pan
  • Bake for about 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and pour only half the caramel sauce over the cake and further bake for 5 minutes.
  • Serve the cake warm with the remaining hot sauce
  • The cake can be microwaved for a minute before serving

Caramel sauce topping

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup cream

125 grams butter

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

  • Stir all ingredients over low heat to dissolve brown sugar
  • Bring to boil and simmer for 3 minutes


  • Serves 8

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