|175 g||pitted dates|
|1 tsp||baking soda|
|100 g||unsalted butter|
|50 g||brown sugar|
|1 tsp||vanilla extract|
|1 tsp||ginger (grated)|
|½ tsp||ground cinnamon|
|1 tsp||baking powder|
|unsalted butter (for greasing)|
|caramel sauce (for serving)|
|vanilla ice cream (for serving)|
Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease baking pan. In a saucepan, bring dried dates, water, and baking soda to a boil for approx. 5 min. Remove from heat and let rest for approx. 5 min., then transfer to a bowl.
Separate eggs and reserve whites. Add egg yolks, butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, ginger, and salt to date mixture and stir to combine. In a bowl, sift flour, cinnamon, and baking powder. Add sifted dry ingredients to date mixture and whisk to combine.
In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff and fluffy, and fold into batter.
Pour batter into greased baking pan and bake for approx. 35 min. at 180°C/350°F. Serve warm with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!