Dates ,Pecan,Lemon Cake with Caramel Sauce Topping

Dates,Pecan ,Lemon Cake with Caramel Sauce Topping.

A rich ,delicious and moist cake with the gooey caramel sauce.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 Cup Dates (chopped)
  • 1 Cup Pecans(Chopped)
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Hot boiling water
  • 1.5 Cups All Purpose flour
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter(room temp)
  • 1 Cup Castor sugar
  • 1 Egg(room temp)
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla extract
  • For Caramel Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/3 Cups Heavy cream or half and half.
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla essence


  • Place Chopped Dates and Chopped pecan in a bowl.
  • Add baking soda and mix it with a fork .
  • Add boiling water to it and mix well.Keep it aside.
  • Sift flour,salt and cinnamon together.Keep it seperate.
  • Take butter in bowl and using a mixture ,whisk /beat it until creamy.
  • Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg and egg yolks one by one and beat it .
  • Add vanilla and lemon juice and once again beat.
  • mix flour and dates mixture to it and mix it with wooden /Silicon spatula.
  • Prepare a pan for baking.Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • Spoon the batter in to the prepared pan.
  • Its a slow baked cake so you have to bake it around 1 hour .
  • For Caramel Sauce.
  • In a small saucepan,melt the butter with sugar .
  • When it starts bubbling add half/half or heavy cream.
  • Whisk it properly and add baking soda.
  • Mix it again while its bubbling.
  • If it looks thick enough remove it from the gas .Keep it aside.
  • Drizzle it over the cake and serve it .
  • NOtes–1-You can use walnuts instead of pecan.
  • While making caramel sauce you need to be careful . don’t burn it .
  • You can make this cake without the sauce too.

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