My sticky toffee pudding cake is light and delicious, with lashings of smooth toffee sauce and so good served with vanilla ice cream. This classic British bake is the ultimate comfort food, you wouldn’t believe how easy it is to make!
It’s cosy baking season
Now we’ve hit autumn, my bakes go from things like ice cream and scones to bakes with more warming flavours such as my pumpkin roll cake or my show-stopping toffee apple cheesecake. And with shows like GBBO on tv, what could be better than curling up on the sofa with a cosy blanket and a warm dessert? 😘
Now, I don’t know about you, but with the nights closing in, and the weather turning colder, warm desserts and puddings become more my go-to for the colder nights. Bakes like my vegan apple crumble or my delicious banoffee crumble come out often, especially when we have company, and of course today’s easy sticky toffee pudding cake too!
I must admit, one of the things I really love about this particular dessert is that it suits so many preferences: my husband loves this as a pudding with the toffee sauce just as is, but I love it with the extra indulgence of some vanilla ice cream. There is something about the cold melting ice cream, when combined with the rich cosy indulgence of the toffee sauce and the sticky toffee pudding that is just magical for me!
How to make my easy sticky toffee pudding
There are a few steps to this, but it’s honestly not as hard as you might think!
First, butter your pudding basins thoroughly. This stops the cake from sticking, so is really important a step.
Next, soak your dates in boiling water and bicarb, and set them aside. This step softens the dates and helps with the rise in your cakes. Whilst they’re soaking, make your cake mixture, then stir the date mix through it. Divide between your buttered pudding basins and bake.
And finally, whilst your cakes are baking, make a simple toffee sauce. Just mix the ingredients together, bring to boil then gently let it bubble away for a few minutes. When your cakes come out of the oven, leave them to sit on the side for a couple of minutes. This helps them firm up slightly so they don’t break as you unmould them. Place in your serving bowls, and pour over a generous amount of toffee sauce. For added indulgence, add a scoop of ice cream.
Et voila, your easy stick toffee puddings are ready to be enjoyed! 😊
Hope you enjoy these easy sticky toffee pudding cakes as much as all mine do, I’m sure you will!
Happy baking, my friends x