I found this recipe and tried it. It's traditionally a British dish, so I was glad to give it a try :)
Everyone said it was amazing. I was so glad. To be honest, I was a little nervous about trying to replicate a certain recipe that a restaurant had made. But it was so sticky and yummy! And everyone approved.
It's a little crazy, because you finely chop dates and then boil them in water until it becomes kind of a thick stew. Then you take it off the heat and add 2t of baking soda. This is where it gets fun and feels a little like a science experiment - which I LOVE! It gets all bubbly and frothy; then you need to let it cool and mix it into the cake batter alternately with the flour.
It makes the cake itself taste like a mix of a spice cake and a gingerbread cookie. It didn't taste like dates at all to me! And then you drizzle the homemade hot caramel toffee over it and enjoy! Yum :)
* I used honey instead of corn syrup and I think you could do a dollop of vanilla ice-cream instead of whipping cream. We didn't do either and it was still really good, but very rich.
|I'm telling you, you need to try this!|