Anyway, what really makes this cake is the sticky toffee sauce. I actually stole it from one of my favorite desserts, sticky toffee pudding. It's basically just a thick, gooey caramel made with brown sugar. And since they have no brown sugar here (I know, it's a crime), I made my own with sugar and molasses.
I actually like to throw a little corn syrup in whenever I make caramel so that it doesn't crystallize. I'm actually not the caramel making pro you might think I am. I don't have the patience it to cook to the right temperature with the right tools and stir the right way at the right time so that I don't destroy the fragile sugar crystals. Instead, I like to use a little corn syrup to protect them.
Unfortunately corn syrup is another item that is nonexistent in Germany (although you can't really blame them for this one), so as you can imagine, this caramel crystallized into one big crunchy mass shortly after I took the pictures.
I did find a place where you can buy American foods in Berlin though. There's corn syrup, Jif peanut butter, Crisco, Reese's Puffs, Pop Tarts, pancake syrup, chocolate chips and other various American necessities. It was a glorious sight for my American eyeballs. The prices seemed to be a little outrageous though at about 10 bucks for a box of Cap'n Crunch. They were all so close, and yet so far away.
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