Sticky Date Chocolate Cake with Butterscotch Sauce

Sticky Date Chocolate Cake with Butterscotch Sauce

Chocolate, butterscotch, nuts and dates is always winning combo in my mind. 

And being a little sticky and sweet is usually a good sign of a great tasting dessert! So it’s no surprise that this is one of my teatime friends’ favourites.

Prep Time: 30 min
Baking Time: 20 min
Servings: 3

Additional Info

  • Ingredients
    Cake Base
    80gSCS® Unsalted Butter (allowed to soften)
    150gSIS Caster Sugar
    150gSunshine Self-Raising Flour
    220gChopped pitted dates
    1 ½ Cup Water
    1 tspBicarb Soda
    30gCoca powder
    70gChopped roasted walnut (for cake)
    30gRoasted walnut (toppings)
    Butterscotch Sauce
    80gSCS® Unsalted Butter
    250gSIS Soft Brown Sugar
  • Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
    2. Make the cake - Pour water into a pot and add in chopped pitted dates. Bring to boil.
    3. Remove from heat and add bicarb soda and cover up for 5 minutes.
    4. Blend the dates mixture from step 2 until smooth.
    5. In the mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add in 2 eggs, one at a time and mix well.
    6. Sift in self-rising flour to the batter from step 4, fold it in and mix until smooth.
    7. Sift in the cocoa powder, fold it in and mix well.
    8. Add 70g of chopped roasted walnuts and mix well.
    9. Add the dates mixture from step 3 into the batter.
    10. Butter the cake tin, fill the tin with batter up to ¾ height.
    11. Put the batter into the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
    12. Test the cake with a skewer, the skewer should be clean if the cake is cooked.
    13. Side aside the cupcakes for 10 minutes to let it rest.
    14. Make the Butterscotch Sauce - In a separate pot, add brown sugar and and cream, mix well and add in butter.
    15. Simmer the mixture for 3 minutes.
    16. Remove the cake from mould, add few whole walnuts on top of cake according to liking and drizzle the butterscotch sauce over the cake, and it is ready to serve.
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  • About SCS

    SCS is one of the most endeared and beloved household brands in Singapore and Malaysia.


    The velvety, rich, buttery and familiar taste of SCS Butter has been savoured by families since 1905! SCS Butter is 100% pure creamery butter.


    SCS unwavering promise to consistently deliver only the best product quality even after a century, is the key reason why it remains the most sought after butter brand for top chefs and bakers alike not just in Singapore, but in Malaysia too.


    With the very same goodness of premium quality dairy products, consumers can also enjoy the SCS range of premium quality products such as SCS Spreadable Butter, SCS Portion Butter, SCS Cheese Slices and SCS Cream Cheese.