From short-breads to warm cinnamon buns and layered sweet squares I know I have successfully taken pride in satisfying my sweet tooth over the holiday’s and I hope you have too! Now hold up those truffles and buckeyes too for a cheers to the sweet tooth from me to you!
Now it is time to take a second and realize that I have come up with the ultimate treat that just so happens to be vegan! This Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding is dense, moist and oozing with flavour! My first attempt was at a party I hosted, and it went over SO very well!
I take most of my photos outside on a wooden bench in my backyard. However, on this occasion I had to give myself extra time for photos because there was some shoveling to be done (aka. some serious rolling around in the snow).
It is time to enjoy the rest of the wintery weather and spend more time with friends that are visiting! Maybe this vegan treat will come in handy! It really is a snap to make!
Happy Holidays everyone!!! Much Love,
Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding
Makes 1 9″ Cake Round – Start by greasing the pan with oil and flour
What you need,
3/4 package of dates (I used 3/4 of a 375g package)
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp. molasses
3/4 cup hot water
zest of an orange
1 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
How to prepare,
1. Set oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Mash bananas.
3. Chop dates and add to the mashed bananas.
4. Add the sugar to the banana mixture and beat for about 30 seconds.
5. Add the hot water, orange zest and molasses to the banana mixture.
6. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
7. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until blended.
8. Place batter into cake pan and bake for 30-60 minutes. It takes closer to an hour to make. It is also such a moist batter that you may not think it is done when it is done. Look for the cake to pull away from the sides of the pan and test the readiness by inserting a knife to see if it is finished baking. You may need to let it bake a little longer than an hour depending on the oven being used.
9. For a decadent frosted glaze look on top, mix about a quarter of a cup of icing sugar with a couple teaspoons of water and drizzle on top of the cooled cake.