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Amazing Gluten Free Sticky Toffee Cake

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I don’t use the word amazing lightly with this cake!

Gluten free baking can sometimes be a bit of a challenge but I can guarantee the success of this cake every time and did I mention versatile…….make double topping, save half  and serve this cake warm with the extra sauce to pour over and a little vanilla icecream if you are going all out!

Makes 16 squares.

Ingredients

200g dates, stoned and  chopped lightly

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

50ml shot of espresso

200mls boiling water

110g butter

175g brown sugar

2 eggs beaten

70g buckwheat flour

80g rice flour

40g coconut flour

2 teaspoons gluten free baking powder

125g walnuts, chopped

75g caster sugar

50g butter

50ml cream

Method

Preheat the oven to180 degrees Centigrade.

Grease an 18cm square tin and line the base with baking parchment.

In a heat proof bowl, measure out the chopped dates, bicarbonate of soda, coffee and boiling water, set aside.

Cream the butter and brown sugar until light and creamy, add the eggs slowly, beating all of the time.

Drain the dates soaking liquid into the egg batter, stir well.

Fold in the flours, baking powder and walnuts.

Spread into the prepared tin and top with the soaked dates.

Bake for 35mins.

While baking prepare the sauce, bring the sugar, butter and cream up to the boil, simmer until the sugar has dissolved.

Once the cake is baked, remove from the oven and stab it all over with a skewer. Pour the hot sauce over the top, ensuring that it is totally covered, and then set aside to cool completely.