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Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake

So this recipe came about from a recent obsession with sticky toffee pudding (for which we have a new recipe coming soon). The idea was simple…make two round sticky toffee pudding cakes (although not as gooey as a normal sticky cake so that it holds together). Sticky toffee pudding is a rich and deep cake flavoured with dates and brown sugar (molasses sugar makes it!).

This is a great tasting cake which has a wonderful deep dark taste from the dates and molasses sugar.

The whole cake is stopped with a toffee flavoured whipped cream topping to which we added some toffee sauce to go with the flavour.


Sticky Toffee Cake
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A delicious dark and rich sticky toffee pudding inspired cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: European
Serves: 6-8 portions
Cake ingredients:
  • 275g dates
  • 1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 75g salted butter and a little extra for greasing
  • 125g light brown sugar sugar
  • 125g molasses sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 275g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
Topping ingredients:
  • 600ml whipping cream
  • 50g molasses sugar
  • 50g salted butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and grease and lightly flour two 8 inch baking tins.
  2. Chop the dates and place in a bowl and cover with 400ml boiling water and let stand until Luke warm. When the dates have cooled blend to a smooth mixture in a food processor. Puree the dates for the sticky toffee pudding cake
  3. Add the sugars, butter, eggs and vanilla to the food processor and blend again, followed by the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt and blend until everything has mixed well.Blend the rest of the ingredients for the sticky toffee pudding cake recipe
  4. Divide the cake mixture between the two tins and bake for approx 30-40 mins or until cooked in the middle. Bake the sticky toffee pudding cake recipe
  5. Meanwhile prepare the toffee sauce placing the butter, molasses sugar and 300ml of whipping cream in a sauce an and gently heat until the butter and sugar have melted and the mixtures begins to boil gently. Toffee sauce recipe for the sticky toffee pudding cake
  6. Once the cakes and the toffee mixture have cooled completely, whisk up the remaking whipping creaming.
  7. Reserve about a quarter of the toffee mixture and add the rest to the whipped cream and mix well. Prepare the butter cream topping for the sticky toffee pudding cake recipe
  8. Sandwich the two cakes together by adding a layer of the cream and some of the toffee mixture. ice then sandwich the sticky toffee pudding cakes together
  9. Cover the rest of the cake with the remaking cream and decorate the top by pipping some cream and drizzling the remaining toffee mixture. Cover the rest of the sticky toffee pudding cake and decorate

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