Recipe Of The Week – Sticky Toffee Pudding


This is a very popular British dessert and its really really yum! A date cake, with vanilla ice cream  and on top of it all, some warm, finger lingering good, Toffee Sauce!

The toffee sauce is soo soo good! I have been having the left over sauce with Vanilla ice cream and its addictive!

Its an online recipe that Naveen has been using and now sharing it with all of us.StickyToffee1

Sticky Toffee Pudding


For Cake:

  • 200 gm Dates (pitted)
  • 250 ml Boiling Water
  • 50 gm Butter (unsalted – room temperature)
  • 1 tbsp.Golden Syrup
  • 2 tbsp. Black Treacle
  • 170 gm Demerara sugar (I have also used dark brown sugar and it still turns out great)
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Essence
  • 2 Eggs (room temperature, if possible)
  • 200 gm Self Raising Flour
  • 1 tsp. Bicarbonate of Soda

For Sauce:

(The ingredients below are for double the quantity required, but trust me, when you try it once you would want this sauce lying around for any and everything!)

  • 200 ml Double Cream (I have also used cooking cream and it also works a treat)
  • 100 gm. Butter
  • 100 gm. Demerara sugar (you can use Muscavado Sugar if you have that available)
  • 2 tbsp. Black Treacle
  • 1 tbsp. Golden Syrup
  • Pinch of salt

Serving Accompaniments:

  • Vanilla Ice-cream or
  • Whipped Cream



For Cake: 

  1. Pre heat the oven to 170 C/320 F/Gas mark 3-4.
  2. Line a baking dish with baking paper (I use 8×8 square pan, but you can use a round pan if that’s easily available to you)
  3. In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
  4. Once simmering, place the dates in it and turn the hob off. Cover and leave it for later use.Sticky1
  5. Now in a large mixing bowl place the butter, sugar, treacle and golden syrup together and beat until well combined, light and fluffy.Sticky2
  6. Now add eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition.
  7. Quickly add the flour and using a hand whisk, mix everything together.Sticky3
  8. Now to the dates and water (its essential that the its still quite warm), add vanilla essence and blitz to a paste, using a hand blender or in a standard blender.Sticky4
  9. Now add the bicarbonate of soda to the blended mixture, mix quickly and add it to the cake mixture.Sticky5
  10. The cooking process has already started due to the date mixture being warm so as quickly as you can place the mixture in the baking dish and place it in the oven.
  11. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. If a toothpick or knife inserted in the cake comes out clean, then the cake is done.
  12. Take the cake out and leave it to cool, while you make the sauce.

For Sauce:

  1. Add all the ingredients in a saucepan over low to medium heat.Toffeesauce1
  2. Once the butter is melted and the sugar all combined, bring to a quick boil and turn off the heat.Toffeesauce2
  3. The sauce is ready, easy-peasy!


Serving Ideas:

1. In individual shot glasses: (as seen in pictures)

  • Cut the cake in appropriately sized pieces.
  • Drop a spoonful of sauce at the bottom of the shot glass.
  • Place a piece of cake on top of the sauce.
  • Now put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of the cake.
  • Top it off with a spoon or two of warmed up sauce.344

2.  In a serving dish with Whipped Cream (great for serving as a pot luck dish)

  • Warm the sauce and make it a bit thinner by adding some extra cream, 100 ml or so would do.
  • In the serving dish layer the torn up or cut up pieces of cake at the bottom.
  • Now generously top/ drizzle the cake with the sauce.
  • Now whip the cream to soft peaks and pour it on top of the cake.
  • Drizzle the top with the sauce again (this is mostly for garnishing) Enjoy

3. Casual Serving

  • Cut the cake
  • Serve with the sauce and ice cream on the side.
  • Let people dive in as they wish!351


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