Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake

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Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 3/4 cups finely chopped dates
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Boiling water
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/8 cups self-rising flour

Caramel Sauce

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cake: In a small bowl combine the dates and baking soda. Pour enough boiling water over the dates to just cover them.
  3. Cream the 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon of the butter with the granulated sugar until light. Beat in the eggs and mix well to combine.
  4. Add the flour and date mixture (including water) to the egg mixture and fold to combine. Pour the batter into one 8 inch round baking pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool, slice and serve with warm Caramel Sauce.
  6. Caramel Sauce: In a small saucepan combine the brown sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla and the last 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter. Cook over medium heat and bring to boil. Turn heat down and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Use immediately.