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Toffee Cake Afternoon Snack

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Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

40 min

55 min

Serves up to 10 people




  • 90g butter
  • 175g dates, chopped
  • 175ml boiled water
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt
  • 140g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 bag vanilla sugar
  • 175g flour
  • 1 bag baking powder

Toffee Sauce:

  • 85g sugar
  • 40g butter
  • 2 spoons whipped cream or milk
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  1. Preheat the oven on 180 degrees Celsius and grease the baking tray.
  2. Heat up the dates with the boiled water and salt in a pan for about 5 minutes, without letting it boil, until the dates are soft.
  3. Mix the butter and sugar in a bowl until it's a smooth batter, then add the egg, dates mix and vanilla sugar. Now you can add the flour until the batter is smooth again.
  4. Put the cake batter in the baking tray and bake it for about 45 minutes until it's ready.
  5. Now for the toffee sauce, we need to put the cream, sugar and butter in a pan on a low fire and keep stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Leave the mix in the pan for another 2 minutes.
  6. Take the cake out of the oven and use a fork to make holes on the top. Now add the toffee sauce evenly over the top of the cake. Once the cake is cooled down cut it in squares and you are done - Enjoy & Bon Appetit :)

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Sponge cake (you might know it as Swiss Roll) is one of the oldest forms of cakes. It is a very popular product all around the globe, because it's so easy to make. It was invented a long time ago, in the year 1615 to be exact. But only in the 18th century bakers started to use eggs in the batter and it became popular in Western Europe.

The Victoria Sandwich Cake is also known as the Victoria Sponge Cake and Victorian Cake. This delicious Sponge Cake is the typical British treat to eat while you sip your tea.

Queen Victoria started to organize her own tea parties around the year 1855. The simple sponge cake was one of the favourites of the Queen. After her husband, Prince Albert, died in 1861, the Queen spent time in the Osborn House at the Isle of Wight. At this place the Sponge cake was named after Queen Victoria.

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