Sticky Toffee Pudding

The classic and well-known British dessert – Sticky Toffee Pudding! Simply the best.

Photo credit: Chalk and Cheese


Last October 2016 my whole family went to England. It was a bittersweet strip. Bitter because we were there as my father-in-law passed away. Sweet, not only because we knew he went to join his Saviour but also because the trip provided the opportunity to have a mini-family reunion as we saw the rest of Mark’s family. 


During the trip we stayed with Mark’s cousin and the kids finally got to meet their second cousins. It was so nice as all 4 of them got along very well. They were all so excited to exchange stories and compare the similarities between the USA and the UK. Oh they had a blast!


Now while we were there, we were treated to amazing food and this glorious classic British dessert – Sticky Toffee Pudding!! Hubby enjoyed it so much that he asked his cousin for a copy. Thankfully, she obliged and kindly shared the recipe with us. It is a shame that I didn’t get the chance to photograph her perfect creation of this pudding. I have found on wikipedia a photo of the pudding – so I had to use that. But don’t worry, once I get the chance to make this at home – I will certainly show this dessert in all its glory and update the recipe with the photo so watch this space!!


In the meantime, I decided to add the recipe here as this blog is my online archive for my recipes. This way I can always access the recipe from everywhere.  Enjoy!

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Sticky Toffee Pudding

By: Manila Spoon
Published: 05/24/2017


The classic and well-known British dessert – Sticky Toffee Pudding! Simply the best.


    • 275 ml. boiling Water
    • 175 gr. ready chopped Dates
    • 1 rounded teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 50 gr. salted Butter
    • A pinch of Salt
    • 75 gr. demerara Sugar
    • 75 gr. molasses Sugar
    • 2 Eggs
    • 175 gr. self-raising Flour
    • 1 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract
    • softened Butter, for greasing



For the Sticky Toffee Pudding

    • 250 ml. double Cream (heavy cream)
    • 80 gr. salted Butter
    • 80 gr. molasses Sugar

  For the Extra Sauce   

    • 300 ml. whipping Cream
    • 50 gr. molasses Sugar
    • 50 gr. salted Butter



To Serve    

  • Ice cold double cream (optional)



  1. Preheat the oven to 350F / 180 C / gas mark 4. Measure the water from a boiled kettle, pour into a bowl and add the dates. Stir and leave until lukewarm. Meanwhile, measure out all the other pudding ingredients, add to the dates and water and stir together. Put this into the bowl of a food processor or liquidizer and puree until smooth, but with a few tell-tale specks of date still visible. Generously butter a baking dish of at least 2-litre capacity on all surfaces and pour in the sponge batter. (Note: It is important that the chosen dish will be filled no more than half-full by the mixture, as it rises a great deal during cooking and you will need room to pour over the topping.) Bake for about 30 minutes, or just until firm to the touch.
  2. Meanwhile, make both the topping and the extra sauce, by heating the ingredients gently in individual pans, whisking regularly, until they briefly boil and then smoothly amalgamate; two pans of butterscotch sauce, effectively. Pour the topping over the cooked pudding and place under a moderate grill until bubbling and sticky looking.
  3. Spoon into individual bowls and pour around the extra sauce. The cold double cream, even though you might think it otiose, offers a very nice, cooling contrast to all that hot, sticky sponge and sweet, saucy sauces. Enjoy!

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 20 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 30 mins.
Total time: 50 mins.
Tags: Sticky Toffee Pudding. British, dessert

Last updated on January 13th, 2021 at 02:06 pm



  1. LaDawn hegi
    November 9, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    I saw this and was excited to try it, but i will have to wait until I have the time to do all the exchanges on the ingredients. I will try it , but don’t have time to for this week.

    • abigail
      November 9, 2017 / 6:32 pm

      Hope you like it. Enjoy!

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