This recipe was written by Brian Miller for The New York Times.
2 sticks butter (cut into 8 pieces) plus extra to butter pan
8 ounces pitted dates, chopped
1 teaspoon baking soda
5 tablespoons sugar
1 ¼ cups flour (Bette Hagmans gluten-free Blend)
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ¾ tablespoons baking powder
¼ cup heavy cream
4 ounces brown sugar
Optional:: 1 pint whipped cream
Bake 30-40 minutes or until cooked in the center. Make the sauce by combining 1 stick of butter, ¼ cup cream, brown sugar, ½ teaspoon vanilla. Bring to boil reduce to simmer, cook 3 minutes. Presentation: Drizzle some of the sauce over cake as it is cooling. Serve the rest of the sauce separately and garnish with whipped cream.