Sticky toffee pudding Christmas cake

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Sticky toffee pudding Christmas cake

Sticky toffee pudding Christmas cake

Serves 12

I saw this beautiful recipe from bibbyskitchenat36.com and had to share especially with Christmas on its way:

Ingredients

  • 125g ( 1/2 cup) packed dates, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) boiling water
  • 210g (1  1/3 cup) Food Lover’s Luxury Festive Cake Mix
  • 30ml (2 tbls) brandy or orange juice
  • 200g  (1 1/2  sticks plus 1 tbls) butter, room temperature
  • 180g (3/4 cup) soft light brown sugar
  • 30ml (2 tbls) treacle syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla extract
  • 160ml (2/3 cup) full cream milk
  • 350g (2 1/3 cups) cake wheat flour
  • 10ml (2 tsp) baking powder
  • a good pinch of salt
Frosting
  • 125g butter, at room temperature
  • 250g full fat cream cheese
  • 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla extract
  • 225g (1 1/2 cups) icing sugar, sifted
Snow Trees
  • 5 sugar cones (2 trimmed at the base to shorten)
  • desiccated coconut and silver sugar balls, to coat
  • Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180º C. Grease and line 3 x 20cm round cake tins with baking paper.
  2. Place the dates in a heat proof bowl. Add the bicarbonate of soda and boiling water. Set aside for 10 minutes to soften, then blitz in a processor until smooth.
  3. Put the dried fruit in a bowl and cover with boiling water. After 5 minutes, drain off all the water and pour over the brandy.
  4. Cream the butter, sugar and treacle together until pale. Add the egg one at a time, beating well between each addition. Add the pureed dates, vanilla and milk. The mixture will look curdled at this stage, but comes together once the flour is added.
  5. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add to the egg mixture and mix slowly, just until the flour is incorporated. Divide the batter between the tins and bake for 25-30 minutes. Coo in the tins for 10 minutes before turning out.
  6. To make the frosting, whisk the butter until light and pale. Add the cream cheese and beat to combine. Add the sifted icing sugar and beat for about 3 minutes, until the frosting becomes pale and fluffy.
  7. To ice the cake, spread a thin layer of frosting between each layer. Cover the sides sparingly and the top, more generously. Smear a thin layer of frosting on each cone and roll in coconut or baubles. Arrange on top of the cake and shower the top with coconut.

 

Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
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