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Upside Down Date Cake   Veg  HT  DP  55mins

Serves 4-6    Hot  Nuts  Fruit Vegetarian  Dessert  Pudding  Eggless



75g/3oz Butter or Margarine
100g/4oz Sugar
100g/4oz Self Raising Flour
1/4 teasp Nutmeg
120ml/4fl.oz. Milk
75g/3oz Chopped Dates
50g/2oz Chopped Pecan Nuts
1 teasp Vanilla Extract
For the sauce

150g/+5oz Brown sugar
1 tbsp Butter or Margarine
240ml/8fl.oz. Hot water



1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4 and lightly grease an ovenproof dish.


2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.


3.  Sift the dry ingredients into the bowl and gradually add the milk, beating to a smooth consistency. 


4. Stir in the dates, nuts and vanilla extract and mix well. 


5. Pour into the greased dish and set aside.


6.  Place the sauce ingredients in a saucepan and heat, stirring, until well blended.


7. Pour the sauce over the cake mixture then bake for 30 minutes. Serve hot.




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