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Dark and Stormy Sticky Toffee Pudding
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins

If you like the Dark and Stormy cocktail, then you'll love this Sticky Toffee Pudding! The classic British dessert gets an upgrade with spicy ginger and dark, tropical rum. Top these melt-in-your-mouth moist cakes with an easy butter rum sauce for an unforgettably boozy treat!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, dark & stormy, ginger beer, lime, rum, sticky toffee pudding
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 662 kcal
For the Sticky Toffee Cakes
For the Butter Rum Sauce
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum, optional
To make the Sticky Toffee Cakes:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and generously grease and flour (4) 8-ounce wide-mouth jelly jars.
  2. Place the dates in a small pot, along with the rum.  
  3. Heat over medium high heat until boiling, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until the dates are softened.  
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda.  
  5. Transfer the mixture to a food processor or mini chopper and process until smooth.
  6. Cream the butter and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl.  
  7. Add the egg, ginger, and vanilla, and mix until combined.  
  8. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula, then stir in the reserved date mixture, flour, baking powder, and salt.  
  9. Divide the mixture equally between the prepared jars, and bake for 35 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  10. Cool slightly and top with warm Butter Rum Sauce.
To make the Butter Rum Sauce:
  1. Place the sugar and water in a small pot and cook over medium-high heat, occasionally swirling the pan, until it turns a deep amber color.  
  2. Reduce the heat to low and whisk in the cream.  
  3. Stir in the butter and salt, and remove from the heat.  
  4. Add the dark rum and transfer the mixture to a heat safe vessel to cool for about 15 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Dark and Stormy Sticky Toffee Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 662 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 129mg43%
Sodium 535mg23%
Potassium 250mg7%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 51g57%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1075IU22%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.