sticky toffee pudding – super moist cake

Sticky Toffee Pudding is a classic British dessert known for its rich, moist, and indulgent flavor. Here’s a recipe for creating a super moist Sticky Toffee Pudding:



For the Pudding:

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

For the Toffee Sauce:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt



For the Pudding:

  1. Prepare the Dates:
    • Place the chopped dates in a bowl and pour the boiling water over them.
    • Stir in the baking soda and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes until the dates are softened.
  2. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Grease a baking dish or individual ramekins.
  3. Make the Batter:
    • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
    • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  1. Combine Dry Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Blend the Date Mixture:
    • Add the softened date mixture (including the water) to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix well.
  3. Add Dry Ingredients:
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  4. Bake:
    • Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish or ramekins.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

For the Toffee Sauce:

  1. Prepare the Sauce:
    • In a saucepan, combine heavy cream, brown sugar, butter, and a pinch of salt.
    • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved, and the mixture is smooth.
  2. Simmer:
    • Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer and let it cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens.
  3. Finish with Vanilla:
    • Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.


  1. Serve Warm:
    • Once the pudding is baked, serve it warm.
    • Pour a generous amount of the toffee sauce over the individual servings.
  2. Optional: Vanilla Ice Cream or Whipped Cream:
    • Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra indulgent treat.

Enjoy your super moist Sticky Toffee Pudding with the luscious toffee sauce—a delightful and comforting dessert!

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