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In England, many desserts -- such as this date-flecked cake soaked with a buttery, gooey sauce -- are called puddings.

Source: Everyday Food, December 2006
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Cook's Notes

Cake can be soaked up to 10 hours ahead; leave in pan and store at room temperature.

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  • MS11934108
    19 NOV, 2011
    This is delicious! I have made it many times. I use a 10 oz package of chopped dates and a bit more hot water, and it comes out great! The sauce is a MUST!
  • epdonovan
    1 MAR, 2011
    Sooo good!! I used brown sugar instead of white, and simmered the dates on low in 1c water. Came out great!!! I agree with other comment, don't reduce sauce as much at first, soaks into cake easier if it is thinner. Reduce more for additional topping before serving. Serve with whipped cream! Yumm!!! Super easy and fast!
  • kaylarae
    23 JUN, 2010
    Very delicious! I'm useless at figuring out ounces, so I guessed with the dates based on another recipe and used about a cup of boiling water, and it turned out fantastic. The one thing I would do differently next time would be with the sauce. I would reduce it down about half as much and pour a cup over the cake then reduce the rest until thick for serving. Even with the holes poked in the cake the sauce just kinda sat on top, so thinner would work better I think!

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