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Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding

This rich dessert is not pudding in the American sense of the word. The moist, spiced cake is loaded with mincemeat and toasted walnuts, drizzled with warm buttery toffee sauce. We like our sticky toffee pudding steaming or at room temperature. —Denise Nyland, Panama City, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/3 cups prepared mincemeat
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


  • Preheat oven to 325°. Grease a 9-in. square baking pan. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until blended. Beat in egg and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in mincemeat and walnuts.
  • Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly in pan on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; stir in brown sugar and cream. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat; simmer about 5 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Serve with warm cake.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 571 calories, 27g fat (13g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 474mg sodium, 80g carbohydrate (63g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Mama
    Dec 10, 2020

    One of the best traditional British desserts!

  • Rick
    Oct 15, 2019

    I was entered into a baking contest last week. While I love to cook, I rarely bake. Saw this recipe and it looked delicious and straightforward. I got 2nd place (out of eight) with rave reviews so made it again for my fiancee’s family (Cdn) Thanksgiving dinner. We all loved it again. Made it to the letter, simple and quick and it was perfect. Thank you!

  • Jane
    Jun 24, 2019

    Sticky Toffee Pudding is a traditional British dessert that originated in the Lake District of England. It does not contain mincemeat or walnuts. This recipe is an American remake. Sticky toffee pudding contains chopped dates, butter and sugar, along with eggs, self-raising flour, and vanilla essence. The sauce is made of double cream, treacle and demerara sugar. Sticky toffee pudding is served with either custard or vanilla ice cream.

  • Jogeng09
    Dec 22, 2018

    I was looking for something really different to serve for dessert on Thanksgiving, and this yummy pudding was the winner. It's moist and sweet, with a nice crunch from the walnuts, and the warm buttery sauce is a perfect complement. We all enjoyed it very much. One note: Although the recipe says it makes 9 servings, it's very rich and you can easily get 12 or more servings from it and still be satisfied.