Upside Down Date Cake

Prep Time: 30 min
Cooking time: 30 min

Cake Ingredients:
1 1/4 c flour
1 c sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 c milk
1/2 c oil
1 egg
1/4 tsp vanilla

Directions (1):
1. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, vanilla and salt in a bowl.
2. Add the egg, oil and milk to the dry ingredients and mix well.
3. Set aside and prepare the date and caramel topping

Date & Caramel Topping Ingredients:
1/4 c butter
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c molasses
2 c pitted halved lengthwise dates (approx. depending on pan size)

Directions (2):
1. Preheat oven to 360 F.
2. Put butter in a square cake pan or a 9 inch round pan and melt butter by placing pan over heat or in oven.
3. Sprinkle the sugar evenly over the melted butter in the pan.
4. Pour molasses all over pan.
5. Arrange the dates facing downwards and pour the cake mixture on top.
6. Place in the middle rack of oven for around 30 min or until the cake springs back when lightly touched and is golden in color.
7. Allow the cake to cool in the pan.
8. At serving time, slide the pan over heat to loosen the sticky caramel and flip over carefully on serving dish!



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