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Caramel Poke Cake

Add a scoop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream to the warm cake. A sprinkle of toasted walnuts or pecans would also be good.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword cake, caramel, dates
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 170kcal
Author Paula Jones

Ingredients

  • 2 cup boiling water
  • 8 oz dried dates pitted and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 3 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Caramel Sauce

Instructions

  • Soak the dates in the hot water for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch cake pan with non-stick spray.
  • Combine flour and baking powder.
  • Beat butter and sugar until white and fluffy with an electric mixer. Add eggs and beat.
  • Add dates and liquid and mix until combined.
  • Add flour/baking powder mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Pour batter into greased pan and bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Make caramel sauce.
  • When cake comes out of oven, poke holes in it using a skewer. Pour 1/3 of sauce over cake and allow caramel to soak in. Allow to cool 5 minutes and pour another 1 cup of sauce over cake.
  • Reserve remaining caramel sauce to serve with cake.
  • Cake is great warm with an extra drizzle of caramel sauce and whipped cream.

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Nutrition

Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg