Sticky date cake with toffee sauce

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time1 hr 25 minsTotal Time1 hr 40 mins
Cake
Exotics
 315 g Dates
 375 ml Boiling water
 1 tbsp Baking soda
 150 g Unsalted butter chopped
 175 g Brown sugar
 225 g Self-raising flour
Toffee sauce
 3 Eggs
 250 ml Cream
 265 g Brown sugar
Instructions
1

Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Place the dates, water and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl and set aside for 5 minutes. Place the date mixture, butter and sugar in a food processor and process until well combined. Add the eggs and flour and process until just combined.

2

Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 20cm-square tin lined with non-stick baking paper and bake for 60–70 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Allow to cool in tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.

Toffee sauce
3

To make the toffee sauce, place the butter, cream and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil and cook for 8–10 minutes or until thickened slightly. Serve with the sticky date cake warm or at room temperature. Serves 6–8.

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Ingredients

Cake
Exotics
 315 g Dates
 375 ml Boiling water
 1 tbsp Baking soda
 150 g Unsalted butter chopped
 175 g Brown sugar
 225 g Self-raising flour
Toffee sauce
 3 Eggs
 250 ml Cream
 265 g Brown sugar

Directions

Instructions
1

Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Place the dates, water and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl and set aside for 5 minutes. Place the date mixture, butter and sugar in a food processor and process until well combined. Add the eggs and flour and process until just combined.

2

Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 20cm-square tin lined with non-stick baking paper and bake for 60–70 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Allow to cool in tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.

Toffee sauce
3

To make the toffee sauce, place the butter, cream and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil and cook for 8–10 minutes or until thickened slightly. Serve with the sticky date cake warm or at room temperature. Serves 6–8.

Sticky date cake with toffee sauce

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