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Vanilla cake Pudding Recipe

This is a recipe for vanilla cake which is accompanied by ice-cream and butterscotch (both of which are to be bought rather than made).

Vanilla Cake Pudding


  • 125 g (4 oz) margarine
  • 125 g (4 oz) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, size 3
  • 125 g (4 oz) self-raising flour, sieved with 1 x 5 ml spoon (1 tsp) baking powder
  • 1 x 2.5 ml spoon (1/2 tsp) vanilla essence
Butterscotch Sauce:
  • 225 g (8 oz) golden syrup
  • 50 g (2 oz) margarine
  • Ice-cream, to serve


Place all cake ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat until well mixed. Spoon mixture into greased and bottom lined 15 cm (6 inch) deep cake tin and bake in preheated oven 160C, 325F, Gas No. 3 for 30-40 minutes.

Sauce: heat the syrup and margarine in a saucepan to a temperature of 120C, 240F, stirring occasionally

Serve the cake warm with ice-cream and butterscotch sauce. Alternatively heat the cake in a hot oven, wrapped in foil for 5 minutes or heat in microwave unwrapped for 45-60 seconds

  • Servings 6-8
  • Preparation Time 15 mins
  • Cooking Time 30 mins

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