English Sticky Toffee Pudding

Enjoy a delightful twist on a traditional English favorite.
2009 Pamela’s Gluten-free Recipe Contest Runner Up recipe by Denise P.


    Yield: 8-10 servings

    • 1 cup boiling water
    • 10 oz pitted dates + 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1-1/2 cups Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • pinch of salt
    • 4 oz soft butter (1 stick or 1/2 cup)
    • 5 tbsp sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • Toffee Sauce:
    • 1/2 pint whipping cream
    • 1 cup light brown sugar
    • 4 oz butter

    Preheat oven to 350º.

    Pour boiling water on dates and baking soda, and let sit for 5 minutes.

    Grease and line a round spring form pan with wax paper. Beat sugar and butter until airy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat again until well mixed. Stir in Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix, baking soda and salt with a spatula until well mixed. Add date mixture. Pour into spring form pan. Bake 30 minutes in center oven.

    Let cool 5 minutes then invert onto a serving plate.

    For the sauce, melt butter and sugar together then add cream and simmer while stirring for 3 minutes. Pour on the cake and serve with fresh whipped cream.

    Whipping cream to serve.

    How this recipe came to be: Sticky toffee pudding is an English favorite and lends itself to this gluten-free version exceptionally well. Thanks to Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix, I came up with this. I have served this at dinner parties without even explaining it being gluten- free, it's a crowd pleaser! Thank you, Pamela!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews

Used 9" and it worked out well. I will say I do NOT agree with the idea of putting the dates in whole. After the dates soaked in the hot water I ran them through my food processor, then dumped into the recipe. Came out perfect.


what size of springform pan is to be use?


How can I adapt this recipe for cupcakes? Should I adjust the cooking time?


Are the dates soaked whole then added to the recipe whole?

Wendy Sarno

This recipe didn't work for me at all. The batter was very liquid and the cake didn't rise. The dates didn't cook down. the whole thing was rather tough and dry. It was not the yummy sticky toffee pudding I've had in the past. We took a baseball bat to it the next day and splattered it over the yard.