• 1 cup dates, cut in halves
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 50 g butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup Cottee's Maple Flavoured Syrup
  • 1 cup self-raising flour

1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.

2. In a bowl, combine dates, baking soda and boiling water, allow to stand for 15 minutes or until the dates have softened and cooled.

3. In a large bowl, mix butter and sugar together, add egg and 1/4 cup Cottee’s Maple Flavoured Syrup beating well.

4. Sift the flour into the creamed mixture and gently fold in with dates and any remaining liquid.

5. Pour remaining 1/4 cup Cottee’s Maple Flavoured Syrup into the base of a 22cm diameter round cake tin lined with baking paper. Spoon over the cake batter.

6. Bake for about 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Serve cut into wedges with extra syrup on the side.

7. Alternatively, put 2 tsp Cottee’s Maple Flavoured Syrup into the base of 6 greased ramekins, divide the batter evenly between them. Place on a baking tray and bake as above for 25-30 minutes.

Rate and Review

23 Ratings

Reviews (23)

Bruce's Review | Rating

I love Aunty Betty's but this receipe is even better!

Taylor's Review | Rating

this is so nice

Patricia's Review | Rating

Absolutely devine, if you have a sweet tooth this is a must!!

Ann's Review | Rating

Excellent! and easy to make

Norma's Review | Rating

have now made it twice & everyone loves it including the grandchildren, served with whipped cream or icecream


Viv's Review | Rating

I made this dessert ahead of time using individual ramekins and heated for 30 secs at dinner time. The individual serve is a nice look and good for portion size. I would do this again when having friends for dinner to be prepared ahead of time.

gaynor's Review | Rating

have made this pudding and it was yummy served with custard and whipped cream, it is defintley one i will do again.

Ken's Review | Rating

Awesome.Makeing weekly until another pud is discovered

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Joy's Review | Rating

YUMMO, we can't stop ourselves...

Jude's Review | Rating

Family spotted this one ,had to make it,they loved it

Mary's Review | Rating

Watched this on the tele one night as dinner was cooking and just had to make for dessert. Yum, very good reports all around as consuming the finished product.

Jennifer's Review | Rating

Lovely recipe. I cooked mine in muffin tins. I made a sauce also to pour over them. 3 quart cup brown sugar firmly packed. 100gm butter, one cup cream. Bring to boil and simmer. Just Yum served with icecream also.

julie's Review | Rating

Julie.O'.s Review

My daughter made this yummy dessert for me.
Yummy with thin custard and wiped cream.

Kristie's Review | Rating

great! it was really easy - made it in the ramekins

Dawn's Review | Rating

Awsome, and my kids just love it.

Melissa's Review | Rating

Great, easy and yummy.

Erin Carney's Review | Rating

YUM!!!! tasted better when it was reheated :)

katrina lambert's Review | Rating

this is sooooooo yummy on a cold night after a roast meal

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Alan's Review | Rating

very easy to make and delicious