English Sticky Toffee Pudding

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

This recipe was given to me by an English coworker, and it is unbelievable! Would make a great dessert for a holiday dinner. It's called a pudding, however, this is a moist cake with a caramel topping (the sticky part). You'll find that the caramel recipe alone is great, and could be used for many different things.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Directions for Pudding:.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Chop the dates as finely as you prefer (if you like chunks in your cake, keep them bigger, but I usually like small small pieces).
  4. Boil the water and pour over the dates. Add the baking powder, baking soda, and vanilla extract. Let soak for about 5 minutes or so.
  5. While the dates soak, cream the softened butter and sugar with a mixer (paddle attachment helps).
  6. Add the egg and beat until combined and smooth. Add the flour.
  7. Stir in soaked date mixture and mix until combined.
  8. Place into 8 x 8 (or something similar) greased baking tray and bake for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees. Toothpick or knife should come out clean when done. Be sure to check at 30 minutes, since oven times may vary.
  9. Directions for sauce:.
  10. Melt butter in saucepan.
  11. Add brown sugar and cream, bring to a boil.
  12. Boil for 2-3 mins until texture is slightly fudgy and velvety.
  13. Serve cake warm with warm sauce. We add the cooled sauce to the top of the cake and warm in microwave for 20 seconds, then top with a dollop of whipped cream or cool whip.
  14. The more sauce you use, the stickier the wicket!
Most Helpful

We made our gluten-free with GF flour and it was still TO DIE FOR. This is definitely being added to our Christmas traditions.

AllergyGirl December 29, 2011

Really delicious, especially the sauce. I made it with no exceptions, but next time I might try making it with a custard as well though. Really filling and satisfying.

skb289 March 19, 2010