... is a delicous, moist, light-as-air sticky toffee pudding cake with scrumptious toffee sauce and homemade vanilla ice cream.
This cake was for Kay's birthday, again in December... now you see why I am pretty much run off my feet in December.
The recipe for this cake came from BBC's Good Food! I adapted it a little bit by adding 1/8 tsp of nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp allspice and 1/4 tsp cinnamon instead of the mixed spice. The resulting cake tasted more gingery than the traditional pudding, but Kay and I are both partial to ginger, so it didn't matter very much. I made the vanilla ice cream using a recipe from 'The Perfect Scoop' by David Lebovitz. You can find one of his versions here.
We liked the cake so much, that its going to be our Christmas pudding this year, perhaps with a dash of brandy tossed into that toffee sauce just to make it Christmassy ;-)