YOURLifeChoices subscriber Jan shares her family favourite recipe for Caramel Gateaux.
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup (coarsely) chopped dates
1/2 cup (coarsely) chopped walnuts
Beat egg well, add white sugar, beat till creamy, then add flour & baking powder alternatively with milk.
Melt butter in deep cake tin & pour 1/2 into cake mixture. To the rest of the melted butter add brown sugar, dates & nuts. Pour the cake mixture over this & cook in a moderate oven for 1/2 an hour.
Leave to cool 5 minutes or so before turning out onto plate. If necessary, can be made day before.
Please note: Jan finds it easier to turn out if she lines the bottom of the greased cake pan with a round of ‘baking paper’. Heat slightly before serving.