Sticky Date Caramel Slab Cake

Sticky Date Caramel Slab Cake


Servings 24
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 16
Difficulty Medium

Rating (click to rate)

4.9 based on 8 ratings.


  • 2 cups Dates chopped
  • 1 cup Water
  • 100 g Butter
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 cups Self Raising Flour
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ginger minced
  • Caramel Icing
  • 1 cup Icing Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 40 g Butter
  • 2 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Nutrition Information

Qty per
92g serve
Qty per
Energy 623cal 679cal
Protein 1.67g 1.82g
Fat (total) 0.55g 0.6g
 - saturated 0.22g 0.24g
Carbohydrate 36g 39g
 - sugars 17g 18.6g
Dietary Fibre 1.31g 1.43g
Sodium 149mg 162mg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients:

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Sticky Date Caramel Slab Cake

This is deliciously sweet Sticky Date Caramel Slab goes really well with ice cream and cream. Nom nom nom! It makes for a ‘Birthday Cake with a Difference’ – perfect for Grown Ups who might be a bit sick of traditional chocolate cakes or sponge cakes.

The Caramel Icing just gives it an extra kick of sweet!

Sticky Date Caramel Slab Cake should be served warm on its own!

Sticky Date Caramel Slab Cake | Stay at Home Mum


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

  2. Place dates and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Now add butter, brown sugar and maple syrup and return to the boil. Add bicarb and minced ginger, mix. Allow to cool slightly.

  3. Sift flour and cinnamon into large bowl. Add lightly beaten eggs and mix.

  4. Add date mix and stir in with wooden spoon until smooth.

  5. Pour into lamington tray, lined with baking paper.

  6. Bake for 25 minutes.

  7. Melt brown sugar and butter in saucepan over medium heat.

  8. Remove from heat and stir through sour cream, add sifted icing sugar and vanilla.

  9. Mix until smooth using a whisk.

  10. Allow cake and icing to cool before pouring icing over cake.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Sticky Date Slab Cake is suitable for freezing (un-iced) for up to 4 months. Otherwise store iced in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
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Lydia Williams

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