Thursday, 10 September 2009

Sticky Date Cake

Ok so I admit I am a fan of Sticky Date Pudding, it is fantastic with all that yummy sauce. So you would have to ask yourself how could a cake live up to that? Well it is in the frosting! The cake is topped with a frosting made from cream and Jersey Caramels, and is just Divine. All you need to to when you have your cut slice it spread the frosting all over one side and dig in! Absolutely amazing!

2 1/2 cups pitted dates, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp Bi-carb soda
2 cups boiling water
175gm butter
1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
3 cups self raising flour

200gm Jersey caramels, chopped
300ml thickened cream
1/2 cup icing sugar

  • Grease a 24cm cake tin and line the base and sides.
  • Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius
  • Place dates in a heat proof bowl, sprinkle with the bi-carb soda, and pour over the boiling water.
  • Stand for ten minutes
  • Beat the butter, sugar and eggs until fluffy
  • Add the flour and date mixture, stir until well combined
  • Pour into the prepared tin
  • Bake for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until a tester comes out clean
  • Stand in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out to cool
  • Place the caramels and cream in a saucepan over a low heat and stir together until melted. Refrigerate until cold
  • Beat the cooled mixture until smooth, then gradually beat in the icing sugar
  • Spread over the cake and enjoy!

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