Sticky Toffee & Walnut Cake

Course Dessert
Keyword cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 539kcal


  • 200 g pitted dates chopped
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 125 g butter softened
  • 200 g dark brown soft sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 250 g self raising flour
  • 75 g California Walnuts finely chopped

Toffee & walnut sauce:

  • 100 ml double cream
  • 75 g dark brown soft sugar
  • 50 g butter
  • 50 g California Walnuts chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 180oC, gas mark 4. Grease and base line a 21cm cake tin.
  • Place the dates and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl with 150ml boiling water and leave for 10 minutes. Blitz with a stick blender until smooth.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy, whisk in the eggs, 1 at a time. Stir in the date mixture followed by the flour and then the walnuts. Spoon into the prepared tin and bake for 50-55 minutes until a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before removing from then tin.
  • Place all the toffee and walnut sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and cook until bubbling and the butter has melted, allow to cool before spooning over the cake, allowing some to drizzle down the sides.

Cooks tip

  • This will keep for 2-3 days, great served warm with ice cream.


Serving: 136g | Calories: 539kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 7.9g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Fibre: 3.1g | Sugar: 38g


Salt: 0.60g
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