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Small dessert place with a single serve sticky toffee pudding cake with toffee sauce and a scoop of cream on it


  • Author: Zoha
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2 servings


A delicious fall dessert with soft and moist date cakes drenched in a sticky toffee sauce and served with whipped cream



  • 2 oz medjool dates (3-4 dates)
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-2 tbsp brown sugar (14-28g), depending on your preference for sweetness
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup flour (43g)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Toffee sauce:

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • Vanilla
  • Salt


  • Plain whipped cream or ice cream



    • Pour the boiling water over the dates in a small bowl and add baking soda. Cover and soak for 20 minutes
    • Pre-heat oven to 350F and coat 2 ramekins generously with butter
    • Blend the dates and water into a paste
    • In a separate bowl, whisk the butter with the sugar and vanilla for 2-3 minutes until light, creamy and fluffy
    • Add the egg yolk and whisk to combine
    • Fold in the date paste
    • Sift in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Gently fold to combine
    • Divide the batter equally between the 2 ramekins and spread evenly
    • Bake for ~25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with moist crumbs attached

Toffee sauce:

    • While the cakes are baking, make the toffee sauce. Add all ingredients to a saucepan, and place on the stove on the lowest heat setting. Stir and cook for about 10 minutes until the sauce thickens and coats the back of a spoon

Assembly & serving:

    • Once the cakes are baked, remove from the oven and poke holes in them using the back of a toothpick
    • Pour over about 2 tbsp of the toffee sauce on each cake and let it soak
    • Turn out the cakes onto plates, and serve with additional sauce and plain whipped cream (unsweetened)
    • Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: British

Keywords: Sticky toffee pudding for two