Chocolate-Date Cake with Chocolate Sticky Toffee Glaze
This date-studded dessert derives its intoxicating flavor from chunks of dark chocolate and a jigger of brandy. A chocolate-enhanced sticky toffee glaze makes the cake even more enticing.
To deftly remove the pit from a Medjool date, using a pairing knife to make a short slit lengthwise along one side of the fruit. Then use the tip of the knife to coax the pit from its place. Unglazed cake can be wrapped in plastic and stored at room temperature for up to 2 days.