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Toffee Cake


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan oven/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Grease a 25cm x 35cm (10”x14”) tin and line with baking parchment.
  3. Place all the dates, apple juice, water, apples and bicarbonate of soda in a pan and bring to a simmer for 3 to 4 minutes until dates are soft. Leave to cool.
  4. In a mixing bowl, add the fruit and date mixture, and beat for one minute. Add the Sponge Mix and mix on slow speed for one minute. Scrape down and mix for a further four minutes on medium speed.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes until risen and firm to touch.
  6. . Turn out onto a wire rack so that the baking paper is on the top. Peel paper off gently, cut, and serve.