240 g dried dates, pitted & chopped
300 ml boiling water
1 tsp baking soda
90 g butter, softened
150 g sugar –
1 tsp vanilla extract
150 g self-rising flour or almond powder (if gluten intolerant)
2 tBsp unsweetened cocoa
100 g dark chocolate
Preheat the oven to 350’F (180 C).
Lightly grease an 8-inch (20 cm) cake pan and Iine the base with parchment paper.
Place the dates, hot water, and baking soda in a medium bowl and let stand for 15 min.
Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add the eggs one at a time, flour and cocoa powder.
Stir the date mixture and chocolate in by hand, Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake for 40-45 minutes.
Sauce: Melt the sugar(50)gr , cream(100ml), and chocolate(50 gr) in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth.
Serve the pudding warm with chocolate sauce spooned over the top.