Sticky Toffee Pudding is a classic British dessert made with moist sponge cake, dates, and a rich toffee sauce. The sponge cake is made by blending dates with flour, eggs, sugar, butter, and baking powder until smooth, and then baking it in the oven. The toffee sauce is made by simmering butter, brown sugar, cream, and vanilla until it thickens into a smooth, caramel-like sauce.
Once the sponge cake is baked, it is served warm with the toffee sauce poured over the top. Some variations of sticky toffee pudding may also include nuts, spices, or other dried fruits in the cake batter, and some may be served with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Sticky toffee pudding is a popular dessert in the UK and is often served during the colder months of the year as a warm and comforting treat. It has become increasingly popular in other countries as well, and can often be found on menus at restaurants that serve British or European cuisine.