2 cups of chopped dates
1/4 cup of water
1 cup of packed brown sugar (granulated will do too!)
60 g of butter
Boil all of the above at medium heat stirring often for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let it cool down for 10 minutes.
[You can prepare the cake pan in the meantime]
Mix in the following one by one:
1 teaspoon of baking soda
2 cups of flour
Place the mixture in a buttered and lined 22 cm round cake pan and bake for 30-40 minutes. in a pre-heated oven at moderate heat (180°C). Pierce cake with skewer, if it comes out clean it is ready!
It will be easier to take the cake out of the cake pan if you let it cool down a bit. [You can make the toffee sauce in the meantime]
Toffee sauce for topping:
Combine 60g of butter with 60 g of brown sugar over medium heat in a pan until boiling. Reduce heat and stir often until smooth. This will take about 2 minutes.
(If you use granulated brown sugar it will take longer with the toffee sauce and you have to be extra careful not to burn it)
Be careful not to burn yourselves!
Spread over warm cake.
Serve with custard or vanilla ice cream.