Sticky Date/Toffee Pudding

OMG! Mike has been asking me to make this for a while and I finally gave in, especially once I discovered that this cake is the same thing as what in England they call “Sticky Toffee Pudding”. How could I refuse after such discovery? 😛 Also it seemed the perfect dinner treat as the weather is getting frosty and cold!

INGREDIENTS:

250gr pitted dates, chopped (they are quite sticky so it might take a while to cut them up)

1 1/2 boiling water

1 tsp baking soda

125gr butter softened

2 eggs

1 cup of brown sugar

1 3/4 cups self rising flour sifted (I used plain flour and just added baking powder when sifting it)

TOFFEE TOPPING:

300 ml cream

1 cup brown sugar

60 gr butter

Turn oven on 180° and line a cake pan (22cm, round)

In a bowl place dates, boiling water and baking soda, let it sit for 20mins. IMG_8153

In another bowl, beat the butter, sugar until fluffy then add one egg at the time.

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With a metal spoon, fold in the batter the dates and the flour till evenly combined. Pour the batter in the pan and put it in the oven for 40 mins.

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Meanwhile, make the toffee.  Put all the ingredients in a pan at a medium temperature. When it starts boiling lower the heat to low and let it simmer for a couple of minutes or until it thickens and take off the heat. Who knew making toffee was that SIMPLE?!

Once the cake is ready, put it on a plate. With the handle of a spoon/fork anything really, make holes in the cake and pour 1/2 cup of the prepared toffee.

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And voilà! When serving the slices, pour more the remaining hot toffee on the cake. It was wonderfully delicious and we finished it in one sitting… 😛 Winter is coming (on this side of the hemisphere anyways!)

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Enjoy. Ciao for now! xox

4 thoughts on “Sticky Date/Toffee Pudding

  1. Yum your cake sounds delicious! I’ve never made a sticky toffee pudding, but will definitely try out your recipe 😉

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