Step 1: Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C Fan, Gas Mark 4). Grease and line a 900g (2lb) loaf tin.
Step 2: Place the dates in a measuring jug and cover with warm water, leave the dates to one side to soften in the water.
Step 3: Place the apple sauce and sugar and Caramel Flavour in a bowl and mix until well combined. Add the oil and mix.
Step 4: Sieve the flour, Baking Powder and cinnamon into the mixture and mix to form a thick batter.
Step 5: Drain the dates, add the dates and grated apple to the mixture and fold in.
Step 6: Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 35-40 minutes until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
Step 7: Whilst the cake is baking, make the syrup; place the sugar, water and Caramel Flavour into a pan. Place over a medium heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Once the sugar has dissolved, allow the syrup to simmer for 3 minutes stirring to ensure it does not burn to the base and sides of the pan.
Step 8: Remove the syrup from the heat and leave to cool and thicken.
Step 9: Once the cake is baked remove from the oven, whilst the cake is still hot, poke holes oven the top of the cake and pour over the syrup.
Step 10: Allow the syrup to soak into the cake whilst it cools, remove from the tin once cooled and you’re ready to serve and enjoy your cake!
|Per Serving||Per 100 g / ml|
|Fat||10.73 g||10.22 g|
|Carbohydrate||47.51 g||45.24 g|
|Protein||2.86 g||2.73 g|
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