Sticky Toffee Pudding For Two

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How about treating yourself and a special someone to a cozy fall date night with this delightful Sticky Toffee Pudding for Two? Forget the confusion about the name – it’s more of a heavenly date cake with a luscious toffee sauce, all topped off with a dollop of whipped cream. Imagine the sweetness, the warmth, and the caramel goodness all in one.

Sticky Toffee Pudding For Two

Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Servings 2


For the Cake:

  • 3-4 medjool dates about 2 oz
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1-2 tbsp brown sugar 14-28g, depending on your sweetness preference
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • cup flour 43g
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ to ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • tsp salt

For the Toffee Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup cream
  • Vanilla
  • Salt


  • Plain whipped cream or ice cream



  • Pour boiling water over dates in a bowl, add baking soda, cover, and soak for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease 2 ramekins generously with butter.
  • Blend dates and water into a paste.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk butter, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg yolk and whisk to combine.
  • Fold in the date paste.
  • Sift in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Gently fold to combine.
  • Divide batter between ramekins, spreading evenly.
  • Bake for ~25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs attached.

Toffee Sauce:

  • While the cakes are baking, make the toffee sauce. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan 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, poke holes in them with a toothpick.
  • Pour about 2 tablespoons of toffee sauce over each cake and let it soak.
  • Turn out the cakes onto plates and serve with additional sauce and plain whipped cream (unsweetened).
  • Enjoy your delightful fall treat!

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