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Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky toffee pudding is a classic British dessert featuring a moist date cake covered in a sticky toffee sauce that's oh-so comforting and delicious!
Makes:8 servings


  • 1½ cups finely chopped, pitted dates
  • 1¼ cups hot brewed tea
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee granules
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¾ cup golden syrup
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Prep:30 mCook:60 mReady:1 h 30 m
  1. Combine dates and tea in a bowl; set aside to soak for 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch round cake pan and line with parchment paper.
  3. Cream 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Sift in flour and baking powder and fold into the mixture.
  4. Add baking soda, vanilla, and espresso granules to the date-tea mixture. Add mixture to the batter and stir to produce a loose, soft, dropping consistency. Pour into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  6. When pudding is almost finished baking, combine 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon golden syrup, and butter for the sauce in a heavy saucepan over low heat until melted. Simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from heat. Gradually stir in cream and vanilla. Return to the heat and stir until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Remove pudding from the oven. Spoon a little sauce onto each serving plate. Place a portion of pudding on top, then pour over more sauce. Serve remaining sauce on the side.

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