Warm and Sticky Toffee Pudding

Warm and Sticky toffee pudding

If not everyday, Ramadan is when you get to find a whole lot of dates at home. So why not utilize it? I have been wanting to share this recipe since a while now. This is bomb.com when it comes to warm desserts! Really.. I just can't get over it.

This pudding was first introduced to me when I was at an iftar party at my brother's office at world trade centre. They had showcased many dishes like the stuffed grapevine leaves, kibbeh (which I will soon share the recipe), saffron rice, arabic harees, dumplings, some crazy Flavored macarons! All so tempting 😍 Finally in the dessert section there was muhallabia , like certainly, but this sizzling, warm sticky toffe pudding caught my eyes and my taste buds. This was kind blowing, how truly delicious it TASTED. I instantly knew there was dates in it. The amalgamation of butter with dates was next level. So I had to try this from home! (If you know me, you know! πŸ˜…)

Well, prepping the 1st time for sticky toffee pudding wasn't easy, as I thought pitting dates was a pain, especially if they are quite sticky. But as you make it you realize, that's the fun part! After mixing all the ingredients, I poured the batter to a Parchment lined Loaf tray and let it do the magic while I prepared the toffee/sauce. The house was smelling so good with the butter and dates getting baked in the oven, it smelled fascinating. I was even more in joy while preparing the Toffee sauce. The Toffee sauce is what takes the pudding to a next levelπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‹

Let me tell you, if you love dates, you are going to live this pudding. I also use this as a base for desserts, as this is super easy and flavorful. One such dessert is the Kulfi Toffee Mousse pudding that is on my YouTube. Will be posting the recipe of the mousse pudding here, in Sha Allah! As written recipe requests are coming in for the same❤️

Well, after baking them I poured the sauce over it and gave some to my mom and sister. My sister came asking me what is this heaven even? What more of a remark does one need! It truly tastes like heaven; bliss! 

Now let's get to the recipe! 

Ingredients :

For the cake/pudding:
  • 150 gms dates, pitted 
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3/4 baking powder 
  • 3/4 baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 Cup All purpose flour 
  • 80 gms softened butter
  • 1/4 brown sugar

For the toffee sauce:
  • 50 gms Unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 

Instructions :

For pudding :
  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C. 
  2. In a heat proof bowl, add your pitted dates, baking soda and pour in the hot water. 
  3. Smash the soaked dates using a potato masher. 
  4. Next, in a separate bowl, cream butter and brown sugar using an electric mixer. 
  5. Add the egg and beat until incorporated.
  6. Add the flour and Sprinkle the baking powder and beat lightly until combined. 
  7. Next add your mashed dates to the butter-egg mix. And fold until well combined.
  8. I like to add a pinch of salt to balance the sweetness. 
  9. Pour the batter to a pre lined Loaf pan with Parchment paper. 
  10. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean. 

For Toffee sauce:
  1. In a heavy bottom sauce pan, add brown sugar, butter, heavy cream, and allow to boil. 
  2. Do not mix continuously, give a stir, or swirl the pan and let it simmer for 2 minutes, switch off the flame. And the toffee sauce is done! 

Serve the pudding warm, pour the warm Toffee sauce and enjoy! 

  • Have it warm for extra yummy points! 
  • This recipe can be doubled to make in a cake pan, the initial recipe which I followed was that of a cake pan. I wanted to make only for two, so halved the quantities and made in a Loaf pan. 
  • You can bake in individual moulds too, just that pour 2/3 of the way up and bake for 25 minutes or until skewer comes out clean. 

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share 
your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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  1. I love this and I am making it but halfway I realized that you haven’t mentioned when to add flour πŸ€” and my toffee sauce came out lighter , how come yours is dark?

    1. Awww! I am sorry, my Ramadan brains got me hereπŸ™ˆ
      I have edited it, Thanks and hope yours came out good! ❤️
      I used brown sugar, the brown sugar makes the sauce darker! Xoxo