Chocolate-Date Cake with Chocolate Sticky Toffee Glaze

Health score
1%
Chocolate-Date Cake with Chocolate Sticky Toffee Glaze
45 min.
21
314kcal
100%sweetness
12.19%saltiness
8.56%sourness
12.2%bitterness
24.34%savoriness
57.12%fattiness
0%spiciness

Ingredients

  • cup water 
  • 330 gr medjool dates whole pitted halved for garnish (11,6 ounces)
  • 100 gr medjool dates chopped (3,6 ounces)
  • tablespoons brandy 
  • tablespoons hot-brewed coffee 
  • tablespoons dutch-processed cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1.5 cups flour all-purpose
  • 0.8 teaspoon salt 
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • tablespoons butter unsalted plus more for pan room temperature
  • 120 gr brown sugar packed (4,3 ounces)
  • 120 gr brown sugar packed (4,3 ounces)
  • large eggs 
  • teaspoons baking soda 
  • ounces bittersweet chocolate 66% coarsely chopped ( cacao)
  • 3.5 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 60 gr brown sugar packed (full)
  • 60 gr brown sugar packed (full)
  • tablespoon water 
  • pinch salt 
  • 0.3 cup cup heavy whipping cream 
  • 100 gr bittersweet chocolate 66% finely chopped (3,6 ounces) ( cacao)
  • tablespoons brandy 

Equipment

  • food processor
  • bowl
  • frying pan
  • sauce pan
  • oven
  • knife
  • whisk
  • wire rack
  • blender
  • toothpicks
  • cake form

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) degrees. Butter a 21 cm (8,3 or 9 inch) round cake pan. Line with parchment, and butter.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Meanwhile, combine dates, brandy, coffee, and 2 tablespoons cocoa in a heatproof bowl. Stir in boiling water.
  3. Let cool, stirring occasionally. Puree cooled date mixture in a food processor (you should have about 2 1/2 cups).
  4. Place puree in a large bowl.
  5. Whisk flour, salt, cinnamon, and remaining 2 tablespoons cocoa in a bowl. Beat butter and dark-brown sugar with a mixer on medium speed until fluffy.
  6. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition (batter will look curdled). Stir baking soda into reserved uncovered date puree. On low speed, beat flour mixture into egg mixture in 2 additions, alternating with the date mixture.
  7. Beat in chocolate and chopped dates.
  8. Transfer batter to prepared pan, and smooth top.
  9. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean, about 1 hour.
  10. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Run a knife around edge of pan to loosen, and invert cake onto rack.
  11. Remove parchment, turn cake right side up, and let cool completely. (Cake can be wrapped in plastic and stored at room temperature for up to 2 days.)
  12. Bring butter, dark-brown sugar, water, and salt to a boil in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Boil 3 minutes.
  13. Remove from heat.
  14. Whisk in cream.
  15. Add chocolate, and whisk until smooth.
  16. Whisk in brandy.
  17. Let cool until thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.
  18. Place cake on stand and pour glaze over top, letting some drip down sides.
  19. Garnish with halved dates.

Nutrition Facts

Calories314kcal
Protein4.14%
Fat38.16%
Carbs57.7%

Properties

Glycemic Index
5.24
Glycemic Load
4.93
Inflammation Score
-4
Nutrition Score
6.2478260869565%

Flavonoids

Catechin
0.62mg
Epicatechin
1.87mg
Quercetin
0.1mg

Taste

Sweetness:
100%
Saltiness:
12.19%
Sourness:
8.56%
Bitterness:
12.2%
Savoriness:
24.34%
Fattiness:
57.12%
Spiciness:
0%

Nutrients percent of daily need

Calories:314.49kcal
15.72%
Fat:13.46g
20.71%
Saturated Fat:8g
50%
Carbohydrates:45.81g
15.27%
Net Carbohydrates:42.87g
15.59%
Sugar:34.65g
38.5%
Cholesterol:49.45mg
16.48%
Sodium:156.3mg
6.8%
Alcohol:1.19g
6.63%
Caffeine:12.65mg
4.22%
Protein:3.29g
6.58%
Manganese:0.34mg
17.09%
Copper:0.28mg
14.24%
Fiber:2.94g
11.75%
Magnesium:41.09mg
10.27%
Selenium:6.73µg
9.61%
Iron:1.72mg
9.56%
Phosphorus:78.53mg
7.85%
Potassium:271.25mg
7.75%
Vitamin A:338.9IU
6.78%
Vitamin B2:0.11mg
6.36%
Vitamin B1:0.09mg
5.95%
Folate:23.68µg
5.92%
Vitamin B3:1.01mg
5.04%
Calcium:46.92mg
4.69%
Zinc:0.64mg
4.27%
Vitamin B6:0.08mg
4.04%
Vitamin B5:0.4mg
3.96%
Vitamin E:0.38mg
2.53%
Vitamin D:0.33µg
2.19%
Vitamin K:2.19µg
2.08%
Vitamin B12:0.1µg
1.74%
Source:Foodista