Recipe makes 10 servings

Per serving;

  • 229kcal 
  • 24g Carbs
  • 10g Protein
  • 11.6g Fat

 

This cake is absolutely delicious and is guaranteed to scratch that sweet itch, feed your muscles and warm your tummy!

The difficulty will be not eating the whole cake!

Ingredients

  • 100d dates, roughly chopped
  • 200ml water
  • 2 scoops of Boditronics Peanut Toffee Express Whey
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 30g Sucralose based sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 small red apples
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Handful of baking toffee pieces
  • A little maple syrup for a glaze

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 180°C/160°Fan/Gas mark 4
  2. Grease and line a 20cm x 30cm loaf tin with baking parchment. 
  3. Put the dates in 100ml of water in a small pan and bring to a simmer.  Remove from the heat and set aside for 15 minutes to cool.
  4. Place the boiled dates (including the water they were boiled) into a blender. Add the remaining 100ml of water and blend into a smooth purée then scrape into a mixing bowl.
  5. Into the mixing bowl containing the date purée, add the Boditronics Peanut Toffee Express Whey, softened butter, sweetener, baking powder, eggs, mixed spice and vanilla. 
  6. Whisk them all together and  add in the toffee pieces.                                  Set aside whilst you prepare the apples.
  7. Quarter and core the apples, then slice thinly and toss in a little lemon juice.
  8. Scrape the cake mixture into the prepared loaf tin.                              Arrange the apple slices (overlapping in rows) on top of the cake.                You should be able to get 2 rows lengthways down the tin.
  9. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  10. Leave on a wire rack to cool.
  11. The final and best step.... glaze the top of the cake with the maple syrup for a lovely sheen.  Cut yourself a piece and enjoy with a nice cup of tea!