Sticky Date Dessert Muffins

Delicious warm sticky caramelised date muffins

  • SERVES 6
  • PREP TIME 20mins
  • COOK TIME 30mins


1 cup chopped dried dates
1/3 cup golden syrup
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 1/2 cups self-raising flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg, lightly beaten
Toffee dessert sauce and double cream, to serve


1. Preheat oven to 190°C/170°C fan-forced. Grease a 6-hole, 3/4 cup-capacity texas muffin pan. Place dates, golden syrup and boiling water in a heatproof bowl. Stand for 5 minutes. Stir in bicarbonate of soda.

2. Combine flour, ginger and walnuts in a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Add date mixture, milk, oil and egg. Stir with a wooden spoon until just combined. Spoon mixture into holes of prepared pan.

3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Stand in pans for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Serve warm with sauce and cream.