Sticky Toffee Pudding

If you love the heavenly taste of toffee, then this Sticky Toffee Pudding is going to be your new favorite dessert! It’s more cake than a custard & drizzled with a delectable toffee sauce. It’s absolutely incredible!

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Oh my word, do I love a rich and sinful dessert this time of year. When I was a kid my whole focus during December was on the treats. I wanted them more than the gifts. Honestly, once someone tried to give me a gift at church when I was about 6 or 7 and I actually turned it down for a treat instead. Yes, I do love goodies that much. With all the recipes my family would make during the month, they never really ventured into the cake like puddings. I didn’t have the pleasure of trying some until much later in life and finally realized what I had been missing all those years.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

I know there are many varieties of English pudding out there and they are all delicious. But my very favorite is toffee. It’s absolutely over the top for me. It’s sort of like caramel but with deeper notes that just make me smile with every bite. I just love that this recipe is made using dates, so I sort of feel that helps in offsetting the sinfulness of the sauce.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

I was sure happy that there was just a bit of sauce left over. It made a great addition to the top of the ice cream we paired on the side of this when it was time for dessert. The whole family was raving and they are already asking when I will make it again. I’d say that’s a hit.

If you are a toffee lover, this Sticky Toffee Pudding is definitely going to wow your world!

Yield: 14 slices

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 to 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Sticky Toffee Pudding



  • 1 1/4 cups roughly chopped pitted dates
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons butter- softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Toffee Sauce

  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To prepare the pudding cake:  Line an 8-inch springform pan with parchment paper and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Place the pitted dates in a food processor and pulse until they resemble large crumbs and no large chunks remain.
  4. Place the processed dates in a small bowl, sprinkle with baking soda and set aside.
  5. Heat 1 cup of water to boiling and then add to dates and stir.
  6. In a large bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar and eggs; beat until just combined.
  7. Fold in the flour, baking powder, salt and date mixture.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake 40 to 50 minutes or until the center springs back when pressed slightly.
  9. Remove and cool on wire rack at least 10 minutes before removing from pan and serving.
  10. To prepare the toffee sauce:  Combine all ingredients in small saucepan and cook over medium heat stirring often until slightly thickened.  Allow to cool approximately 10 minutes before drizzling over the toffee pudding and serving.


  • When preparing your dates, roughly chop then measure out before pulsing in your food processor.
SOURCE: (Recipe from Everyday Food)

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9 Responses to “Sticky Toffee Pudding”

  1. postedDec 29, 2015 10:02 PM
    Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    Although I have heard of Sticky Toffee Pudding, I have never tried it! I think I need to change that – soon!

  2. postedJan 1, 2016 6:52 PM

    YES! ???? This looks ahhmazzing. I love rich and sinful desserts this time of year too- and this looks absolutely irresistible!

  3. postedJan 14, 2016 7:01 AM
    Alya nabeel

    Hey dear, for the toffee sauce whats the first ingredient exactly 1 cup half and half of what?

    • postedJan 14, 2016 9:25 AM

      half and half = half and half cream (USA)

  4. postedJan 14, 2016 4:00 PM

    can I use raisins instead of dates?

    • postedJan 16, 2016 3:17 PM

      I don’t think so- I’ve not tried that, and I’ve only ever heard of using dates in Sticky Toffee Pudding.

  5. postedJan 22, 2016 8:14 AM
    robyn young

    hi! I make another recipe with individual ones but this seems a lot less fussy.. the one thing with the other one, is you can make ahead, then before serving you pour the sauce on and bake for 10 minutes to heat it all up.. would this make it too dry with this recipe if i popped it back in the oven to heat it before serving? thanks in advance for your help! 

    • postedFeb 1, 2016 6:18 AM

      tough to say since it was not made that way…

  6. postedAug 18, 2017 12:21 PM

    I tried this date pudding recipe today and very happy to see the results and tastes yummy !!
    Thanks for sharing 

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