Warm date cake.
Warm date cake individually baked in ramekins.
Warm date cake topped with hot caramel sauce.
All this and gluten free too!
This is a recipe you will want to make and share for dessert with your friends and family.
You can bake this gluten free date cake the day ahead and just warm it in the oven before serving.
I decided to make this cake using Cloud 9 gluten free all purpose baking mix. This gluten free flour blend is available at Costco.
I like that it has buckwheat in it thus making it a higher fiber blend.
You can easily remove these individual cakes from the greased ramekins thus giving you the option to place the small cakes on a plate.
This recipe has 2 steps.
Making and baking the individual date cakes and cooking the caramel sauce.
Recipe: Gluten Free Date Cake
1 1/3 cup water
1 1/3 cup chopped pitted dates
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup softened butter (or Earth Balance Baking Sticks(non-dairy))
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup Cloud 9 Gluten free all purpose baking mix
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamon and cloves
2 large eggs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease ramekins. Depending on the size of your ramekins you might need 6-8 of them.
Place ramekins on a cookie sheet.
In small saucepan bring water to a boil. Add dates and stir.
Remove from heat.
Add baking soda and stir.
Let stand for 10 minutes.
Pour softened dates into bowl of a stand mixer.
Add softened butter, brown sugar, gluten free flour, baking powder, eggs and spices.
Mix on low-medium speed until combined.
Pour date batter into each ramekin about 2/3 full.
Bake in oven for 35-45 minutes until toothpick inserted in cakes comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool.
Old Fashioned Caramel Sauce
This is a sauce my Grandma used to make.
Warning! This sauce is like fudge – you may not be able to stop eating it.
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat on medium and stir until butter is melted.
Bring to a boil (no stirring) for 5 minutes until slightly thickened.
Remove from heat and serve with cake!