Toffee Cake with Butterscotch Sauce.


Hello everybody

No intention at all to do a cake or dessert cause we’re all trying to cut down sugars , at least try, but my mother in-law gave these dates she didn’t like cause they ‘re too sweet so I thought i’d do this cake with them and send her most of it.


Recipe is easy so is the cake specially if you eat it with ice cream and sauce.

Ingredients and method:

  • 3 tablespoons butter.
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil.
  • 2/4 cup brown sugar.
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted dates.
  • 1 tsp baking soda.
  • 1 tablespoon molasses.
  • 2/3 cup boiling water.
  • 3 eggs.
  • 1 tsp vanilla.
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.
  • 2 tsp baking powder.
  • 1 tsp ginger.
  • 1 tsp cinnamon.
  • 1 2/3 wholewheat flour.

* In a deep bowl soak dates,molasses,baking soda,ginger and cinnamon in the boiling water.

*Beat butter,oil and sugar till creamy.

*Add  eggs one at a time at a time then vanilla.

*Add flour and baking powder.

*Add walnuts and date mixture and mix with wooden spoon.

  • bake in a medium heated oven for 40-50 minutes or till done from inside.
  • Cool then serve with ice cream and sauce on top.


Butterscotch sauce:

1/2 cup brown sugar.

1 tablespoon butter.

1 pack cream

2 tablespoons maple syrup.

Mix all ingredients together and heat till heat till sugar dissolves then simmer for 2 minutes.

keep warm .

wpid-wp-1441891984421.jpg before baking.

wpid-wp-1441891945649.jpg cake and sauce.

wpid-wp-1441891955643.jpg wpid-wp-1441891965402.jpg  smooth rich cake.



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