Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky toffee pudding (also known as sticky date pudding) is a classic British dessert. It’s made with a sponge cake and finely chopped, pitted dates. It’s traditionally topped with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream or custard.

We added our own twist to this traditional recipe by making it vegan with the use of cashew cream and our sprouted whole wheat flour. 


1/2 cup One Degree Organics Sprouted Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/2 cups (8 ounces) packed, pitted, chopped Medjool dates
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
1/3 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) melted vegan butter (plus extra for greasing your baking dish)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Creamy Cashew Sauce
1 1/4 cups all-purpose cashew cream
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease 6 ramekins or a 9-inch, round soufflé dish.

Put the chopped dates into a bowl. Sprinkle them with the baking soda. Pour the boiling water over the dates and stir to make sure they’re all covered. Allow the dates to soak for 20 minutes.

While the dates soak, whisk together the flours, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. When the dates are ready, add them—along with their soaking water—to the dry ingredients, followed by the melted vegan butter. Stir till the batter is evenly combined.

Divide the batter into the ramekins and place them onto a baking sheet. Transfer the sheet to the oven. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the tops of the puddings are domed and set. Allow the puddings to cool for 10 minutes before inverting them out of their ramekins.

To make the cashew sauce, combine all ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat. Heat the sauce, stirring constantly, for 3-5 minutes, or until it’s slightly thickened. Pour it over the puddings and serve them warm.