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A perfect sticky toffee pudding with ice cream on top. #glutenfree #dairyfree #stickytoffeepudding #stickytoffeedesert #freefromfairy

Gluten Free Sticky Toffee Pudding

Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Soya-free
Course Dessert
Keyword best dessert, sticky pudding, sticky toffee pudding
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 403 kcal
Author Vicki Montague, the Free From Fairy


Pudding ingredients

Toffee sauce ingredients

  • 300 ml dairy-free milk or ordinary milk if you are not dairy-free I used unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 80 g dairy-free margarine or butter if you can tolerate
  • 100 g coconut sugar or soft brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp molasses or treacle


To make the pudding

  1. Place the chopped dates and bicarbonate of soda in the boiling water and leave to soften for approx. 15-20 minutes

  2. Cream (whisk) the butter and sugar together until the mixture is paler, using a stand mixer if you have one

  3. Add the remaining ingredients, including the dates and whisk together until well mixed 

  4. Place in a greased cake tin, the size and shape depending on whether you want very deep slices or 'shallower' ones. See discussion above

  5. Bake at 190 degrees or 170 degree fan oven for approx. 25 minutes. This is based on a 20cm x 30cm tin. The bake time will depend on the size of tin you use. If you are putting the mixture into a deeper tin then you will need to bake for longer. Test if it is cooked by poking the top...if it springs back, it is done! Or insert a skewer. It should come out clean.

  6. Whilst your pudding is cooking, make the toffee sauce...

To make the toffee sauce

  1. Mix the cornflour with approx. 3tbsp milk in a small saucepan, making sure there are no lumps

  2. Add the remaining ingredients and slowly bring to the boil, stirring frequently

  3. Once boiling, turn the heat up so that you get quite big bubbles coming to the surface and keep stirring frequently for approx. 20 minutes or until the sauce becomes the consistency you require.

  4. Remove from the heat and serve with your warm pudding and some dairy-free vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition data for guidance only

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Sticky Toffee Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 381mg17%
Potassium 408mg12%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1010IU20%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 131mg13%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.