Lyle's Splendidly Sticky Toffee Pudding

A sticky – but light and airy – sponge pudding treat enriched with deliciously warming Lyle's Golden Syrup.

Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45-55 mins
For the Pudding
  • 175g Self-raising flour
  • 175g Moist stoned dates, finely chopped
  • 250ml Water
  • 1 tsp Dr Oetker Bicarbonate Of Soda
  • 75g Unsalted butter, softened
  • 50g Lyle's Golden Syrup
  • 150g Tate & Lyle Light Soft Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Dr Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Large eggs, at room temperature
For the Toffee Sauce
  • 75g Unsalted butter
  • 95g Lyle's Golden Syrup
  • 75g Tate & Lyle Light Soft Brown Sugar
  • 150ml Double cream
How To Make Sticky Toffee Pudding

What Is Sticky Toffee Pudding?

Sticky toffee pudding is a popular British dessert consisting of rich, moist sponge cake drenched with toffee sauce for the ultimate stodgy-sweet combo.

If you’re looking for a straightforward, classic sticky toffee pudding recipe then look no further. This recipe yields an irresistibly tasty treat for the whole family, with the additional taste sensation of Lyle’s Golden Syrup to sweeten the deal!

Bake this splendidly sticky sponge pudding in 5 simple steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan, 350°F, Gas 4. Pop the dates into a pan with the water, bring to the boil then lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the bicarbonate of soda and set aside.
  2. In a new bowl, beat the butter, Lyle’s Golden Syrup and Tate & Lyle’s Light Soft Brown Sugar until soft and creamy, then beat in the vanilla and eggs.
  3. Fold in the flour and the dates with their liquid, mix well to give a soft consistency. Spoon into a greased 20-23cm (8-9”) square shallow parchment lined cake tin, and bake on the middle shelf for 30 minutes. Lightly cover with foil and cook for a further 15-20 minutes (until a fine skewer comes out clean when poked through the centre).
  4. Meanwhile, put all the ingredients for the Toffee sauce into a medium-sized non-stick pan and stir together over a low heat until the Tate & Lyle’s Light Soft Brown Sugar has dissolved.
  5. When the pudding is ready, cut into portions, pour over the warm toffee sauce and serve.
Chef's Tips
  • In the unlikely event of leftovers, Lyle’s splendidly sticky toffee pudding can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days, as long as it’s in an airtight container.
  • Enjoy that rich golden sponge texture – just don't skimp on the sauce!