Sticky toffee pudding with hot toffee sauce

    2 hours

    This is a delicious and super sweet sticky pudding. It's very important to finely chop the dates before soaking to obtain a smooth consistency. This recipe is for a 20 cm (8in) round tin.

    Bedfordshire, England, UK
    187 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 225g chopped dates
    • 300ml hot tea
    • 110g butter
    • 175g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon instant espresso granules
    • For hot toffee sauce
    • 110g butter
    • 175g dark brown soft sugar
    • 110g granulated sugar
    • 300g golden syrup
    • 250ml single cream
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

    1. Chop dates finely and soak in tea for 15 minutes.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Prepare and line a 20cm (8 in) round cake tin.
    3. Cream butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one by one. Sift in the flour and baking powder and fold into the mixture.
    4. Add bicarbonate of soda, vanilla and espresso to the dates and tea. Combine both mixtures to produce a loose soft dropping consistency.
    5. Turn into the prepared tin and cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until skewer comes out clean.
    6. To make the toffee sauce:

    7. Put the butter, sugars and golden syrup into a heavy based saucepan and melt gently on a low heat. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and gradually stir in the cream and vanilla extract. Return to heat and stir for 2 to 3 minutes until sauce is smooth.
    8. Pour a little sauce onto a serving dish. Place a portion of the pudding on top and pour over more sauce.
    9. Pour remaining sauce into a jug to serve, along with softly whipped cream.


    Sticky toffee pudding
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    Very rich, just as it should be! My hubby loved it. Easy to do and comes out perfect. (I blended the dates and tea after the soaking)  -  27 Dec 2011


    My husband is a huge fan of sticky toffee pudding and he absolutely LOVED this! found it difficult to chop the dates as finely as I would have wanted, so after the soaking, I whizzed the dates  -  08 Dec 2011


    Nice recipe. Made it for a family dinner and everybody loved it  -  20 Aug 2011