A delicious and not overly sweet pudding. The sauce adds a dark caramel flavour (although I could have done with double the amount) to the sponge, and the dates provide a good texture for the sponge as well as a natural toffee flavour. The cake is light and moreish. A perfect size for sharing between four (or two very hungry people). A classic and comforting dish when eaten with a generous portion of double cream, though I suspect custard would have complemented this even better.