New Age Spotted Dick

"From a beautiful cookbook that I picked up at the used book store. The book was published in the UK and I've tried to adapt to US measurements, when possible. Despite the name (that tends to catch one's attention), the picture looks like a cake with a lovely custard sauce oozing out."
photo by Engrossed photo by Engrossed
photo by Engrossed
Ready In:
1hr 45mins




  • Preheat oven to 340-350ºF, 170ºC. Brush a 4 cup/1 liter heatproof bowl or deep casserole with oil.
  • Put the raisins in the pan with the water. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Let steep for 10 minutes, then drain.
  • Make the sauce: Put all sauce ingredients into a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stir, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • In a stand mixer bowl or large mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar and ground almonds until thick and syrupy. This could take up to 8 minutes when using an electric mixer!
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the raisins with the flour, salt, baking powder & baking soda. Stir into egg mixture.
  • Pour cake mixture in prepared baking dish and pout hot sauce on top. Place dish on a baking sheet & bake for 1 hour or until well risen. If pudding starts browning too quickly, cover top with parchment paper.
  • Let cool for 2-3 minutes in the bowl then turn out onto a warmed serving plate.

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  1. Engrossed
    I'm not giving this a starred review because it didn't turn out as you described it. It was very good but dry with no sauce oozing out. It reminded me a bit of cornbread. I'm not sure if it's due the fact that I used half Splenda in the sauce and all Splenda in the cake. I also used pecan chips in the sauce and whole wheat flour in the cake. I soaked my raisins in orange juice. I wonder if I should have left the liquid from the raisins and not cooked the sauce so long. The sauce ended up staying on top which is the bottom when turned out. Or perhaps it would have worked better if it was covered? I'm not sure but again it does taste just isn't as I envisioned it. New Age indeed! Freddy Cat says thanks for this silly treat! Made for the Zaar Stars tag game.


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