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Chocolate Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake

Sticky toffee pudding is good. Chocolate sticky toffee pudding is even better. Make this with unctuous medjool dates and you will have the most delightful of cakes.
1 hours 30 Mins
Serves 8
Ingredients
  • For the sponge:
  • 150g Green & Black's Dark Cooking Chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 300ml boiling water
  • 150g chopped dates
  • 100g unsalted butter, softened
  • 150g soft light brown or light muscovado sugar
  • 3 large free range eggs
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
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  • For the toffee sauce:
  • 140g golden syrup
  • 140g light brown sugar
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 115ml whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Nutrition Information

Each portion contains

  • Calories44523%
  • Sugar45.5g51%
  • Fat21.3g30%
  • Saturates12.8g64%
  • Salt0.1g2%

...of your Guideline Daily Amount (GDA)

Preparation Method

Preheat the oven to 180 ºC/gas mark 4. Grease the sides of a 20cm springform tin and line the base with a round disc of baking parchment.

Put the water in a saucepan, reduce to a simmer and soak the dates in it for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a microwave or a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water, then set aside to cool.

Cream the softened butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one by one, and then mix in the melted chocolate.

Sift in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder, then add the dates and their soaking liquid and stir to mix. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 50 minutes until it feels springy to touch or a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.

To make the toffee sauce, put all the ingredients into a saucepan over a high heat and boil for 4-5 minutes, stirring regularly.

Serve the cake warm on a large plate and pour a generous amount of the hot toffee sauce over the top. Pour the rest into a jug and pass around for people to help themselves.

Chocolate Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake
Tips

The time quoted above is an estimate of the time needed until the recipe is ready to eat, allowing for preparation, baking and resting.

Nutritional Information

As you might expect from Green & Black's, this recipe is indulgent and should be enjoyed as a treat.