Well…it’s just about that time to start thinking of Holiday desserts to bring to all of those festive parties you’ve been invited to. In fact, it was my mom’s birthday party last weekend and Sticky Toffee Pudding is her ALL TIME FAVORITE dessert!!! SO I’ve come up with this really easy and DELICIOUS recipe…and my bella Tori, helped me make it as healthy as possible…the perfect collaboration!!! BC Tree Fruits Apples stay so fresh all year round and are the perfect addition to any hearty desert. They add that fresh, clean and refreshing taste…great for after any holiday meal!! Kind of like how you’re supposed to eat fruit after dinner!!!
11 oz. pitted dried dates, finely chopped
1 cup boiling water
½ cup butter at room temperature
¾ cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 ½ cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. allspice
¼ tsp. salt
¾ cup grated BC Tree Fruits Apple’s
1 BC Tree Fruit Apple, cored and cut into thin slices for decoration (optional)
½ cup butter
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter and flour an 8-inch round cake pan; set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the dates and boiling water. Set aside to soften and cool for at least 15 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and salt to combine; set aside.
- Using an electric mixer beat the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add date mixture, flour mixture, grated BC Tree fruit apple and vanilla; mix just until moistened.
- Spread batter in prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in centre of cake comes out clean, approximately 45-50 minutes.
- Prepare toffee sauce while the cake is baking.
- For the toffee sauce, combine all ingredients in a heavy bottomed medium pot. On medium-low heat setting on your stove, cook the ingredients until it comes to a simmer: simmer for 5 minutes and remove from heat.
- Once ready, remove cake from oven; cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Invert the cake onto a plate or cake pedestal if desired. While the cake is still warm, using a chopstick, poke holes all over cake and pour about ½ of the warm toffee sauce over the cake; let absorb at least 25 minutes.
- Just before serving, decorate the cake with the apple slices in a ring pattern on top of the cake if using. Serve warm with the extra sauce on the side and a dollop of Chantilly cream or a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.
What other holiday recipes do you LOVE that involve cooking with fruit!? I hope you enjoy this one!!! And thank you BC Tree Fruits for keeping them apples so delicious all year round!!!