Sticky Toffee Pudding is neither pudding nor toffee. It is a brown-sugar date cake drizzled with a brown-sugar butter sauce and served with ice cream. It is also a perfect dessert—easy to make, indulgent and loved by everyone. I first tasted the dessert on a trip to Ireland this past September. And what a first encounter it was. After a super-indulgent dinner, a group of us were going to split it for dessert, as we were all too full to go it alone. What a mistake. It was some of the best stuff I had ever put in my mouth, and admittedly, I proceeded to hog it.
Once I returned home, I started testing to find the perfect recipe. I combined the best of two recipes (although they were pretty similar), opting for white sugar instead of brown to let the dates shine, a dash of cinnamon definitely, and 3 eggs versus 2. I have to say, right out of the gate, this is one of the tastiest cakes I've ever made. It's close to perfect. Who'd have thought dates could make something so magnificent
— By Jill Melton, Editor