We’ve got a secret weapon when it comes to simple, seasonal desserts: Sticky Toffee Cake.And something as insanely decadent as sticky toffee has GOT to be hard to make, right? Wrong. Our version is made with , so we’ve already got a great head start—and with the addition of a few sweet, flavorful dates and a rich, homemade sticky toffee-inspired glaze, you really can’t go wrong. Bake ’em up, glaze ’em up and get ready for a round of applause!
1 ½ cups (6 oz) chopped and pitted dates
1 ¼ cups water
¼ cup butter (melted)
Miss Jones Vanilla Cake Mix
1 ¼ cups light brown sugar
½ cup heavy cream
¼ cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Cakes
For the Glaze
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour eight 8-ounce ramekins.
Bring the dates and water to boil in a small sauce pan for 2-3 minutes. Turn off the heat and set aside for 5 minutes. Once mixture has cooled slightly, puree the softened dates and water with an immersion blender, small food processor, or normal blender.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and melted butter. Slowly add in the pureed dates, making sure the mixture is not so hot that it could scramble the eggs. Whisk in cake mix until fully combined.
Divide mixture evenly between the prepared ramekins, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake for 28-32 minutes, or until tops bounce back when touched. Removing cakes from ramekins after baking is totally optional.
In a small sauce pan, bring sugar, cream, and butter to a slight boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Continue boiling and stirring for two to three minutes, or until mixture thickens slightly.
Stir in vanilla and pour over cakes while hot, right before serving. Voila!