Toffee Cake Recipe

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Skill Level: Beginner
HD Lessons: 1
Decoration Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes

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This recipe is for a 8″ Round cake baked to a depth of 3″or just under. Baked in an Invicta cake tin 4″ deep.

Need to bake a different size? Use our Cake Recipe Re-Calculator, find the Toffee recipe then select your new bake size.

  • 300ml of cold Earl Grey tea (brewed in a teapot)
  • 225g Dates (roughly chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon of Bicarbonate of soda
  • 115g Unsalted butter
  • 170g Soft brown sugar (light or dark depending on personal taste)
  • 2 Medium eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 170g Self-raising flour
  • 1 x deep 8” round cake tin (or 1 x deep 7” square cake tin)
  • Baking parchment or grease-proof paper
  • Scissors
  • Oven
  • Oven thermometer
  • Digital scales
  • Kettle
  • Tea pot
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Pan for using on stove or hob
  • Measuring jug
  • Heat resistant glass bowl
  • Wooden spoon or heatproof spatula
  • Food mixer (upright or hand held)
  • Fork
  • Spatula
  • Crank handle spatula
  • Thin skewer or cocktail stick
  • Wire cooling tray
Baking superstar Mrs Jones of is here to teach us how to make her super tasty toffee cake recipe.

The cake has been in high demand for many members of the site and we’re certain it’s worth the wait!

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Sheila Jones

Sheila Jones

Taught by her Mum to bake, many of you will recognise Mrs Jones as our expert baker. She is also an accomplished cake decorator. As a former nurse and midwife, Sheila has turned her passion for creating delicious, elegant, bespoke cakes into a very successful business. Over the years, Sheila's baking skills have been consolidated by achieving a professional diploma of PME Masterclass Certificates in Sugarcraft, Sugar Flowers Royal Icing and Piping, and she has worked with the very best of cake decorators in the country. She is Chair of the Glasgow Branch for the British Sugarcraft Guild, a member of the Scottish Association of Master Bakers and a founding member of the Glasgow Baking Club. You will all recognise her as the baking expert on our online tutorials. It was one of her students who said that 'Mrs Jones' kitchen is where we bake, learn, laugh and indulge'.
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