Grease bread pan. Combine dates and water in saucepan, bring to boil. Remove from heat, add baking soda; let stand for 5 minutes. Blend date mixture until smooth. Beat butter and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until combined; beat in eggs one at a time; beat until combined. Gently whisk in sifted flour, then the date mixture. Pour mixture into greased pan.
Bake in 350 degrees F oven about 50 minutes. Stand cake 10 minutes before turning onto wire rack. Serve cake with warm butterscotch sauce.
Butterscotch Sauce: Combine all ingredients in pan. Stir over heat, without boiling, until sugar is dissolved. Simmer, stirring, 5 minutes. Do not microwave the sauce alone. You can microwave the cake topped with sauce, though.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.