Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

I got this off of Vegetarian Cooking School! Yummy! It's all in English measurements though!


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Line a 20cmx 20cm shallow cake tin with baking parchment.
  3. Chop the dates in half and put them in a small saucepan; cover with the soya milk and water. Simmer until the dates are soft.
  4. Take off the heat and stir in the bicarbonate of soda which will froth as you add it to the date mixture. Leave to cool.
  5. Beat together the margarine and sugar until pale and creamy.
  6. Add the date mixture and stir.
  7. Mix the spices into the flour. Sieve the flour and fold into the sponge mixture.
  8. Spoon the sponge mixture into the prepared tin.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until cooked and the sponge bounces back when pressed.
  10. To make the sauce: melt the syrup, margarine, sugar and vanilla essence in a small saucepan. Simmer for 5 minutes without stirring. Leave to cool slightly and then stir in the soya cream.
  11. Prick the pudding all over and pour half the hot toffee sauce over the pudding. Serve the rest of the sauce with the pudding and if you like, a scoop of vanilla soya ice cream.