Sticky toffee pudding recipe

By Angela Boggiano

  1. Makes 6 individual puddings
  2. Takes 25 minutes to make and 15-18 minutes to bake, plus cooling
  3. Rating

Luscious, sticky, irresistible steamed puds are one of Britain's greatest culinary gifts to the world – and they’re a doddle to make.

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Sticky toffee pudding


  1. 85g softened unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  2. 225g soft medjool dates, pitted and coarsely chopped
  3. 100ml dark rum
  4. 175g plain flour
  5. 1 tsp baking powder
  6. 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  7. 150g dark muscovado sugar
  8. 2 large eggs

For the sauce

  1. 300ml double cream
  2. 200g dark muscovado sugar
  3. 60g unsalted butter
  4. 50ml dark rum


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan160°C/gas 4. Butter 6 x 200ml individual pudding moulds.
  2. 2. Put the dates, rum and 100ml boiling water into a small pan and bring to the boil over a medium heat, then simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the dates are very soft. Set aside to cool.
  3. 3. Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and a pinch of salt into a bowl and mix together well. In another bowl, beat the softened butter and the sugar together with an electric hand whisk for about 2 minutes, until creamy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  4. 4. Alternate adding in the flour mixture and dates, a little at a time, mixing in each addition well before adding the next. Spoon evenly between the moulds, smoothing the tops. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of each pudding comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
  5. 5. Meanwhile, make the toffee sauce. Put the cream, sugar and butter into a pan and bring to the boil. Cook for 3 minutes, then stir in the rum and cook for a further minute, until the sauce is smooth and thickened. Pour the sauce over the warm puddings and serve immediately.

Nutritional info

Per pudding: 936kcals, 50.6g fat (31g saturated), 7.9g protein, 108.4g carbs, 81.8g sugar, 0.8g salt

Chef's tip

You can freeze the puddings and sauce separately for up to 3 months. Defrost completely, then reheat at 180°C/fan160°C/gas 4 for 8-10 minutes.


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December 20

Fran I make mine in muffin cases when I make them to freeze & eat later. Recipe makes about 12 muffins of puddings! Just peel off the wrapper when cold before freezing :-)

Frau Kuchen

November 9

Do you think I could cook these in a well greased muffin tin? The only individual moulds I have are the plastic ones, which I think can only be used for steaming...

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