• Serves 8
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients


This is an improvised version of my own sticky date pudding. While I was in Taipei caring for my 90-year old Dad there was no oven in sight, no eggs or dairy in the fridge, but I wanted to make something sweet for him. Silken Tofu is a perfect substitution for eggs, fat and dairy.

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 1 cup Self raising flour
  • 1 cup Buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup Corn flour
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 tsp Bi-Carb Soda
  • 12 Dates, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 3 cubes Preserved ginger, chopped
  • 1 tub Silken Tofu
  • A handful of Pecan nuts
  • 2 Tbsp Marmalade, warmed


  1. Grease a 23cm cake tin, add baking paper to base of tin.
  2. Cook chopped dates with water briefly at medium heat till it becomes soft, turn off heat, let cool a little.
  3. Mix flours, sugar and bi-carb soda in large bowl. Add date mixture and tub of tofu. Mix well and pour into cake tin.
  4. Place in rice cooker, add 3/4 cup of water to bottom of the rice cooker, turn it on. The cake should be ready in about 20 minutes. Take it out and let it cool on a rack for 5 minutes.
  5. Decorate with pecan, glaze with warmed marmalade. Enjoy!


A winter warmer the whole family will love. Get the kids involved in mixing and glazing the cake. It’s really quick and easy.

  • This looks amazing and thanks for the great recipe.


  • I love the glossy top of the cake and decoration of pecans looks devine thanks


  • This looks delicious. Not sure was silken tofu is though! A particular type of tofu?


  • Another fantastic recipe Missey Grace.


  • You are so creative! This pudding looks absolutely gorgeous! Well done and hope your dads recovered


  • What an interesting way to cook a cake. It looks delicious.


  • This is something like my mum use to make in a Dutch oven. We only had a stove top, no oven on the boat so mum got very inventive with her cooking. This one I am passing onto her to see if she can do while on dry land.


  • Oh yum, yum yum! This is on my birthday wish list.

    • LOL, I’m so happy to hear that, wishing you a great birthday and enjoy!
      Cheers, Missey


  • Interesting recipe and easy to tweak into a bit more healthy version.


  • Such a delicious looking recipe!!


  • What a great recipe with fantastic ingredients. Very creative. Thanks for sharing.


  • Very pretty and very innovative.


  • it looks very pretty and tasty


  • Missy Grace = genius. Love your creativity. Looks delish!

    • Thank you so much, coastalkaryn
      This is the best compliment I received to my first-ever recipe published here.
      I’d love to hear from you if you have tried making this cake, and share our food experience.
      Cheers, Missey


  • Pecan and date sound amazing together,lovely recipe! Thanks.


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