Sticky Toffee Cake With Decadent Toffee Sauce

Sticky Toffee Cake with Decadent Toffee Sauce IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Sticky Toffee Cake with Decadent Toffee Sauce IMAGE

 This uncomplicated cake stays amazingly moist for up to three days. Go classic and serve it with whipped cream.

  • Portion size 16 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: January 2011

Ingredients

Cake:
  • 1 pkg (12 oz/375 g) dried pitted dates (about 2-1/3 cups/575 mL)
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
Toffee Sauce:
  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups whipping cream (35%)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons brandy

Method

Cake: In saucepan, bring dates and water to boil; let cool. Mash until smooth; set aside.

In large bowl, beat together sugar, butter, lemon rind and salt until light; beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in vanilla. Whisk together flour, baking powder and baking soda; stir into butter mixture. Stir in dates.

Scrape into greased 10-inch (4 L) tube or 10-inch (3 L) Bundt pan. Bake in bottom third of 350°F (180°C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes; invert cake onto plate.

Toffee Sauce: Meanwhile, in saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; whisk in sugar until dissolved. Cook, whisking, until caramel coloured, about 5 minutes. Averting face, whisk in cream, lemon juice and salt; bring to boil. Cook until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Whisk in brandy. Pour 3/4 cup (175 mL) over warm cake; let stand to absorb.

To serve, slice cake; drizzle with remaining warm sauce.

Nutritional facts Per each of 16 servings: about

  • Sodium 290 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 437.0
  • Total fat 20 g
  • Potassium 196 mg
  • Cholesterol 99 mg
  • Saturated fat 12 g
  • Total carbohydrate 62 g

%RDI

  • Iron 10.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 24.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 18.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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