Happy new year to you all.
A sweet delicious post for the new year.
There was a time when I just needed any excuse to bake a cake. But now there are many recipes of cakes which I have bookmarked and I have still not tried them. One was the fruit cake I posted for Christmas and then this dates cake- I had bookmarked them a couple of years ago. Whenever I bake, its usually chocolate because my kid is fond of chocolates cake.
I managed to bake this one finally yesterday for the new years. The cake was simply delicious, just awesome. It tasted divine with toffee sauce. The cake is really easy to bake though it seems complicated involving a lot of steps. Try this cake. I am sure you will love it.
Recipe Source- Edible gardenwho has adapted from the original book A Passion for Baking’ by Marcy Goldman
Sticky dates cake with hot toffee sauce recipe - easy baking recipes
Preheat the oven at 180c.
Grease and flour a round cake pan.
Simmer the dates in water and vanilla till the dates are soft and mushy (takes around 5-7 minutes).
Mix well and leave it to cool completely.
Combine both the sugars in a mixing bowl.
Mix by rubbing the sugar and zest with your fingers.
Mix well till it is creamy.
Add the eggs and mix well.
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
Add it to the wet mixture and mix well.
Pour the batter in the prepared cake pan.
Bake at 180c for 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for the toffee sauce in a pan.
Heat till it mixes uniformly and thickens to a sauce.
It takes around 5 minutes.
To check whether the cake is done, insert a skewer in the center of the cake and see if it comes out clean.
After around 10 minutes, invert the cake on a plate.
Poke some holes on the cake with a skewer.
Pour the toffee sauce on the cake when the cake is still warm.