Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sticky Date Cupcakes with Butterscotch Frosting

And I'm back into the normal food! Thank you so much baby for giving my poor distressed tummy a reprieve!

A quick one - but SO good.
This one is a mish mash of recipes from all over the net. All I knew I wanted was Sticky date cupcakes so I found a base recipe on and then modified it to suit my pantry contents (as usual), comparing with other recipes out there to make sure my little changes wouldn't be bad :) I switched white sugar for brown - which just seemed more appropriate and then trawled about looking for a frosting recipe.
All in all it turned out well but the frosting was way too stiff and needed extra cream.
I did a double batch of the cakes and this amount of frosting was perfect - imagine doubling the frosting and using 10 CUPS of Icing sugar - even my sugar tolerance isn't that high :)


Sticky Date Cupcakes (makes 12) - I doubled and made 36 teeny cupcakes
• 200g Diced Dates
• 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
• 60g unsalted butter
• 200g SR Flour
• 125g brown sugar
• 2 eggs
• 250ml water
1. Preheat your oven to 180C.
2. Put the dates and the water into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Take off of the heat and stir in the bicarb, then add the butter and stir until all melted.
3. Sift the flour into a bowl, add the sugar and combine. Add the date mixture and eggs, and stir until all just combined.
4. Divide into cupcake cases and bake for 17-20 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

Butterscotch icing (but don't double this)
100g butter
2/3 cup soft brown sugar
1/4 cup golden syrup
1/2 cup cream
5 cups pure icing sugar
Combine the butter, sugar, golden syrup and cream in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally until the sugar dissolves. Turn heat up to high and boil for at least 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
Add sifted icing sugar, beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.


  1. mmm butterscotch frosting sounds amazing! hope you and the baby are doing well!

  2. I love the sounds of these and how you adapted these to suit what you have in your pantry! :D And I agree, brown sugar would be a great sub for white sugar!

  3. Made this last night it was delicious thank you

  4. I made these for an afternoon picnic for my husband's 30th on the weekend. Everyone loved them! Thank you!