Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding 

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a vegan twist on a classic British dessert — Sticky Toffee Pudding. This indulgent recipe captures all the traditional flavors without any animal products, making it perfect for any dietary preferences. Its warm, moist sponge paired with a lush toffee sauce offers a comforting end to any meal.


For the Puddings:

  • 1 cup (225g) pitted Medjool dates, chopped
  • ½ cup (115g) vegan butter (or ½ cup neutral oil)
  • 1 ¾ cups (440g) dairy-free milk
  • 1 ½ cups (190g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (95g) light brown sugar
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt (if using unsalted butter or oil)

For the Sticky Toffee Sauce:

  • 1 ½ cups (340g) dairy-free cream
  • ¾ cup (145g) light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup (75g) vegan butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Prepare the Date Mixture:
    • In a saucepan, simmer the chopped dates in dairy-free milk until they are soft. Blend or mash the softened dates with melted vegan butter until well combined.
  2. Make the Pudding Batter:
    • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, light brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and a pinch of salt. Pour in the cooled date mixture and stir until just combined.
  3. Bake the Pudding:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease your choice of pudding molds, muffin tins, or a large baking tin. Fill with batter and bake—25 minutes for pudding molds, 20 minutes for muffin tins, or 35-40 minutes for a large baking tin.
  4. Prepare the Sticky Toffee Sauce:
    • While the puddings are baking, combine dairy-free cream, brown sugar, and vegan butter in a saucepan. Simmer until the mixture achieves a golden brown color.
  5. Serve:
    • Once baked, remove the puddings from the oven, let them cool slightly, and then drizzle the warm toffee sauce over the top. For an extra indulgent treat, serve with vegan ice cream or custard.

Preparation Tips:

  • Add Spices: For an aromatic twist, consider adding spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to both the batter and sauce.
  • Baking Tins: If you don’t have pudding tins, muffin tins or a square baking pan are excellent alternatives.
  • Storage: Store the pudding and sauce separately in the refrigerator. Reheat the pudding and warm the sauce when ready to serve.

Total Preparation Time:

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes

This Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding is not only a testament to how versatile vegan cooking can be but also ensures that no one misses out on the joy of a beautifully decadent dessert. Perfect for celebrations, holidays, or as a sweet treat to brighten up any day.

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