Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake

// Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake

Prep Time

6 mins

Cook Time

2-3 mins

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Sticky toffee pudding that can be made on a weeknight. Yes, you read that right. This decadent dessert can be made in less than 20 minutes and is gorgeously silky when steamed in the microwave. Plumped dates and store-bought caramel sauce bring it over the top.

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British, Cake, Desserts, Dates, Vegetarian, Shallow Dish Desserts

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Shallow Dish

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The Medium Shallow Dish


  • tablespoons (28g) butter, melted 
  • cup (75g) brown sugar 
  • cup (80ml) water 
  • 1 egg yolk 
  • dates (85g), finely chopped 
  • cup plus 1 tablespoon (73g) all-purpose flour 
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda 
  • ¼ cup (150g) store-bought caramel sauce


  1. In a separate medium bowl, add all the ingredients except the caramel sauce. Mix until a smooth batter forms.
  2. Lightly spray Anyday dish with non-stick spray or grease with butter. Pour in batter.
  3. Cook uncovered in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until the cake is set.
  4. Pour caramel sauce into a separate microwave-safe dish. Heat in the microwave for one minute.
  5. Pierce the surface of the sticky toffee pudding with a fork or toothpick, then pour the heated caramel sauce over the pudding in an even layer to absorb.
  6. Let pudding cool, then enjoy with more warm caramel sauce if desired.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Great with vanilla gelato, ice cream, or whipped cream.
  • Makes for a nice dessert or afternoon treat.
  • Top with toasted nuts for some crunch!

Recipe notes

  • This recipe can be made up to 3 days ahead of time. Cover it with the lid in the closed position and refrigerate until needed.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.