Sticky Date Cake

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Get ready to indulge in the most heavenly Sticky Date Cake you’ll ever taste! Made with sweet dates and brown sugar, this cake is super moist and bursting with rich flavor. Plus, it’s topped off with a decadent toffee sauce that makes every bite melt in your mouth!

Sticky Date Cake

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 9



  • 8 ounces of chopped Medjool dates
  • 1 cup of hot milk
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 7 tablespoons of softened unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt


  • 1/3 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • In a bowl, combine the chopped Medjool dates, hot milk, and baking soda. Let it sit for 10 minutes until the dates soften. Then mash them together into a paste.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the date mixture, softened butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Add the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt to the mixture. Combine until a thick batter forms.
  • Line an 8×8 square pan or circular pan with parchment paper or grease it to prevent sticking.
  • Transfer the batter to the pan and bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • While the cake bakes, prepare the toffee sauce. In a small pot over medium heat, combine the butter, heavy cream, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes until thickened, then set aside.
  • Once the cake is done, let it cool for 15 minutes. Use a toothpick to poke holes all over the top.
  • Pour a generous amount of the toffee sauce over the cake and let it soak in for 30 minutes.
  • Serve each slice with extra warm toffee sauce on top, and if you like, add a scoop of ice cream for an extra treat!

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