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Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding

A good sticky toffee pudding recipe is a wonderful thing.



  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour plus more for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pitted dates (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 1/4 cups (packed) light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon brandy (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream

Recipe Preparation


  • Preheat oven to 350 °. Butter and flour Bundt pan. Bring dates and 11/4 cups water to a boil in a medium heavy saucepan with tall sides. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda (mixture will become foamy). Set aside; let cool.

  • Whisk 11/2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat 1/4 cup butter, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl to blend (mixture will be grainy). Add 1 egg; beat to blend. Add half of flour mixture and half of date mixture; beat to blend. Repeat with remaining 1 egg, flour mixture, and date mixture. Pour batter into mold.

  • Bake until a tester inserted into center of cake comes out clean, 40 –45 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Invert pudding onto rack. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and let stand at room temperature.


  • Bring sugar, cream, and butter to a boil in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue to boil, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in brandy, if using, and vanilla. DO AHEAD: Can be made 4 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Rewarm gently before using.

  • Cut cake into wedges. Serve with sauce and whipped cream.

Recipe by Hunter s Head Tavern in Upperville Virginia

Nutritional Content

One serving contains: Calories (kcal) 832.6 %Calories from Fat 34.8 Fat (g) 32.2 Saturated Fat (g) 19.7 Cholesterol (mg) 160.4 Carbohydrates (g) 134.2 Dietary Fiber (g) 3.5 Total Sugars (g) 107.5 Net Carbs (g) 130.7 Protein (g) 7.0 Sodium (mg) 442.8Reviews SectionI really liked this recipe. Adding it to my collection of must make again recipes.ExpressoMiddle of Kansas12/08/18

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