Vegan Sticky Date Pudding

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

A delicious recipe for sticky date pudding with toffee sauce, that is vegan. From the Vegetarian Cookery School.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190°C-Gas5.
  2. Chop the dates in half and put them in a small saucepan and cover with the soya milk and water; simmer until the dates are soft.
  3. Take off the heat and stir in the bicarbonate of soda, which will froth as you add it to the date mixture. Leave to cool.
  4. Beat together the margarine and sugar until pale and creamy.
  5. Add the date mixture and stir.
  6. Mix the spices into the flour. Sieve the flour and fold into the sponge mixture.
  7. Spoon the sponge mixture into a 20cm x 20cm tin.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until cooked and the sponge bounces back when pressed.
  9. To make the sauce: melt the syrup, margarine, sugar and vanilla essence in a small saucepan; simmer for 5 minutes without stirring.
  10. Prick the pudding all over and pour half the hot toffee sauce over the pudding. Serve the rest of the sauce with the pudding.
  11. It freezes well, cut into individual servings and place in the freezer. Defrost in the microwave for 2 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

This recipe was loved by my whole family and tasted amazing. It was easy and I'm sure I will be cooking it again.

5 5

This vegan Sticky Date Pudding tastes better than its traditional counterpart! Easy to make, totally delicious!

Oh my god this was so amazing!!! It did not stay long in my house at all!! My dad who is the furthest thing from vegan claims its the best 'cake' he's ever eaten. Its got a lovely texture- very moist yet soft and fluffy- and the flavour of the dates and the spices really make it come alive. I agree with Sabavana- dont pour the sauce over the pudding- it makes the crust sickly sweet and ruins the texture of the pudding! Also, I only used about half of the sauce mixture- and it was PLENTY. This is hands down the best sticky date pudding ive ever tried- I would highly recommend pairing it with some soy icecream! I will be making this again for sure!