Sticky Toffee Pudding

Friday 8 June 2012

It's not everyday that a Queen celebrates her 60 years on the throne. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee  was a gargantuan effort to organize with every store, company and living soul in the UK including the 54 countries representing the Commonwealth participating. I thought it was apt to make the quintessential English dessert - the sticky toffee pudding. It's generally made with either prunes or dates, doused in toffee sauce and a scoop of ice-cream. It's decadent, rich and oh so scrumptious. Resist all temptation to count the calories. Just do an extra loop when you're out for a run.


I had my very first taste of sticky toffee pudding here and I was hooked. I would've gladly ordered another. It's definitely far cheaper to make your own. I strongly suggest you do so when you have guests over or else you may end up doing what I did. We ate the entire cake. The 3 of us.


I found a simple recipe from BBC Good Food which anyone can put together even if you're not the type to bake. Bon Apetit!

Serves 8


  • 200g dried dates, stoned and chopped. Buy Medjool if you can
  • 250ml black tea (not too strong)
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 85g unsalted butter , softened
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten 

For the toffee sauce

  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 142ml carton double cream 

  1. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Put the dates and tea in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Cook for 3-4 minutes to soften the dates. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda.  
  2. Beat the butter and caster sugar together with electric beaters until pale and creamy, then beat in the egg, flour and mixed spice. Fold in the date mixture and pour into a buttered ovenproof dish or brownie tin. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is just firm to touch.
  3. Meanwhile, make the sauce by putting the sugar, butter and cream in a pan over a low heat and simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Cook until the sauce is a lovely toffee colour. Cut the pudding into squares and serve with the warm sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


  1. Looks delicious...I'm not surprised ye ate the entire cake:) Have a lovely weekend!

  2. This looks very irrisistable!! Just when i thought about cutting down on sugar, here comes more temptation. A few days ago i had English Crumpets with Clotted cream and straweberry jam for the first time at work provided by BP in celebration of Queen Elizabeth. OH MY GOD, it is SOOOOO freakin good I had 4 pieces just to have a heart attack after i saw chorestorol/fat contents in the heavenly clotted I can eat this thing all day long.

  3. This looks so delicious that it must be sinful to eat it.
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  4. Oh wow, this looks delicious! Thanks for stopping by, let's keep in touch. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  5. My Mum makes this and it's my absolute favourite!!! How funny, I love anything with dates. Esp love it with custard and pouring cream - think some chef in the Sth Island of new Zealand lays claim to it...or is it Peter Gordon?

  6. I've never had sticky toffee pudding but it certainly looks and sounds delish! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Happy weekend Marlene!
    Rowena @ rolala loves

  7. Muscovado sugar.. hmm, doubt I will ever find that here in Dubai. I'm hoping for a bake shop you know, the kind that sells baking stuffs. Maybe there's one, I have to find out. Anyway, that looks divine!

  8. I am seriously salivating right now... I LOVEEEE sticky toffee pudding. Yours looks delish!

    xo, alison*elle

  9. It looks very good and very weight gaining, which essentially means VERY delicious!
    - Aliya :)

  10. That sticky toffee pudding looks and sounds so incredibly delish! :)


  11. Oh, this is so delicious! I used to eat it all the time until I made it a few times. The ingredients that go into that fabulously decadent topping also go straight to my hips! Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

  12. oh that looks so yummy, I love sticky toffee pudding!!

  13. My absolute favorite dessert in the world!! Totally worth the calories IMHO. I go to one of my local restaurants just for this. Now I can try it at home. Thanks Marlene!

  14. omg.....looks delicious!!! Definitely going to try this out. Thanks for your sweet comment, following you! :)

    Couture Caddy

  15. Oh I've never had this before (probably a good thing) but it looks so ooey gooey

  16. I can't believe I'm torturing myself by reading this post at 1.30 in the morning. Drool!!!!

  17. looks so so yummy dear!!!! i never tried this at home so its time for me to taste it :)

  18. I started a diet 3 weeks ago ! Bad timing... But i'll keep it in mind for later, sure !
    xx Françoise.

  19. wow.............amazing!!!


  20. Oh my... my mouth is literally watering at the sight of it! You are such an amazing cook.

    xx Mandi

  21. om my goodness that first photo ! thanks for posting the recipe!!

  22. Wow your photos are amazing! All that shiny, drippy toffee.....yum.

  23. That looks so good! I would've eaten the entire thing also. HAHAHA



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