The Hairy Biker’s Sticky Date Cake is rich and delicious and also known as the Condensed Milk Cake because it is made with a can of condensed milk.
I should really explain that the Hairy Bikers are a couple of men from the north of England. They drive around the country (and other countries) on their motorbikes making and eating fabulous food.
One of the recipes in Mum’s know Best that caught my eye was this Sticky Date Cake which is basically a boiled fruit cake but it is made using a tin of condensed milk.
Preparation is minimal but it takes a good 2 and a half hours to bake in a low oven.
A Slice o Sticky Date Cake
When I described this cake to friends .one of them recognised it immediately from a book called “Food from the Place Below”.
I suspect that it is one of those cakes that is traditional and has done the rounds many times before appearing in these books.
I found a link to the recipe posted on the BBC Good Food Community website as “Sticky Date Cake”.
I have checked it against the original recipe in Mum’s Know Best cookbook and it is the same recipe.