Choc-Date Mud Cake
200g dates, cut very small so they disappear into the cake
3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 cup mild-flavoured oil (eg rice bran)
1/4 cup honey or other liquid sweetener
1 dessertspoon vanilla essence
1 cup GF flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp mixed spice
1/2 cup non-dairy milk
Preheat the oven to 170C.
Combine the dates, boiling water and bicarbonate of soda, stir and stand until the mixture has cooled.
Stir in the oil, honey and vanilla essence.
Sift together the flour, cocoa and mixed spice, and fold into the date mixture. Add the milk and stir to incorporate.
Spoon into greased or lined tin and bake for 55 minutes. Allow the cake to cool slightly in the tin before turning out onto a cooling rack.