pop the milk and Flora Light into a mug and microwave for about 10 seconds, so the margarine melts
stir in 1/2 tbsp date nectar, then the baking powder, flour, egg and stevia and mix well with a fork, breaking down any lumps.
Microwave on high for 1 minute. This should be long enough, but give it a quick poke to make sure it's springy and not squishy, and if it isn't quite done, give it 10 second bursts until it is.
Drizzle the remaining date nectar over the top and eat while warm
1 tbsp milk (A)Ingredients1 tbsp milk 1 tbsp date nectar1/2 tbsp Flora Light1 tbsp self-raising flour1/2 tsp baking powder1/2 beaten egg1 dessert spoon powdered stevia (sweetener)Methodpop the milk and Flora Light into a mug and microwave for about 10 seconds, so the margarine meltsstir in 1/2 tbsp date nectar, then the baking powder, flour, egg and stevia and mix well with a fork, breaking down any lumps
Whilst the cakes are baking, make the toffee sauce. Toffee Sauce. Cake. Remove the cakes from the oven once they are ready and prick them all over with a skewer and drizzle a generous amount of toffee sauce over the tops of them
StickyToffeeCake ~ The classic British stickytoffee pudding in cake form. It’s sticky, SWEET and those chopped or in my case, torn up dates add not only natural sweetness but a lovely chewy texture to the cake
If you find yourself similarly with time on your hands, I recommend this cake. One of the better ones I've made recently, although don't leave the icing too long before spreading it over the cake - otherwise you will end up doing what I did, gently reheating it, then finding that it split, so I added some icing sugar to it, a bit of sour cream and then desperately beat it in to get it finished before heading off to pick a child up from an activity
Recipe Junkie and the Attack of the Custard Creams
Even though the book is probably best suited to someone without great baking experience there are enough recipes that will appeal to more seasoned bakers - including the Coconut Layer Cake, Tarte au Citron and this glorious Sticky pear and pecan toffeecake which caught my eye the minute I flicked through the book
Take the Jaffa Cake. Meanwhile, the way to eat this Jamaican Ginger Cake. Daydreaming about the origins of the Jamaican Cake is optional (that'd be long sandy beaches and azure blue skies in the Caribbean ocean rather than the McVities factory, please)