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Sticky Toffee Pudding

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling


6 servings

Wow your guests with their own mini cake-like dessert. This super moist treat is topped with a warm brown sugar sauce.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 1 package (8 ounces) pitted dates
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream


  1. In a small saucepan, combine dates and orange juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; cool. Pour into a blender; cover and process until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, ginger, cinnamon and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in date mixture, orange zest and vanilla.
  3. Fill six greased 4-in. fluted tube pans two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for 14-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in brown sugar and cream. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. To serve, invert puddings onto dessert plates. Serve warm with sauce and ice cream or whipped cream.
<b>Editor’s Note:</b> To bake in 10-oz. ramekins, divide among six greased ramekins. Bake at 375&deg; for 22-26 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

1 pudding with 1/4 cup sauce (calculated without ice cream or whipped cream): 999 calories, 48g fat (29g saturated fat), 240mg cholesterol, 894mg sodium, 138g carbohydrate (99g sugars, 5g fiber), 10g protein.

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