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Scottish Sticky Toffee Pudding with Ginger Recipe

Toffee pudding is a steamed cake with a toffee sauce. This amazing Scottish Toffee Pudding is made with dates and ginger.

Prep: 25 minutes | Cook: 40-50 minutes | Serves: 6

Scottish dessert recipes



  • 3/4 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/3 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Confectioner’s sugar for dusting


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8 inch round tin; set aside.
  2. Place the dates in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Mix in the baking soda and set aside for ten minutes.
  3. Sift the flour and ginger together in a small bowl; set aside.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat well. Stir in the flour mixture, then the date mixture.
  5. Spread evenly in the prepared tin. Bake for 40-50 minutes.
  6. Sauce: Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the sugar and cream and simmer gently for 2 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon.
  7. Turn out the cake, dust with confectioner’s sugar and serve with the sauce.

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