Eats By Ella’s Sticky Toffee Pudding with Salted Maple Sauce

Puddings / Desserts

5 portions


For the puddings:

  • 175g pitted medjool dates
  • 260ml plant milk
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 100g vegan butter
  • 90g maple sugar
  • 2 eggs (or 1 flax egg + 65g applesauce)
  • 180g plain flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

For the maple toffee sauce:

  • 3.5 tbsp maple sugar
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup (preferably dark for its robust taste)
  • 1/3 cup coconut cream
  • 3.5 tbsp smooth almond butter
  • 1 tbsp smooth vegan butter
  • pinch of salt


For the puddings:

  1. Preheat oven to 180c and grease a deep jumbo muffin tin generously with vegan butter or spread.
  2. Pit and chop the dates, add to a saucepan with the milk and 1/2 tsp of baking soda. Simmer on a low heat until soft.
  3. Then mash this with a fork, or blend if you prefer it silky smooth.
  4. In a bowl, whisk butter and sugar, then add eggs (or alternative), vanilla, and the date puree mixture. Mix until combined.
  5. Sieve in the dry ingredients (flour, spices, baking powder, baking soda).
  6. Bake for 24-28 mins until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

For the maple toffee sauce:

  1. Add all ingredients to saucepan and bring to a slight boil. Then reduce heat to simmer until it thickens and reaches a pouring consistency. Remove from heat. (You can sieve the sauce to get a super silky smooth result, but this is optional.)
  2. Poke puddings all over with a fork or toothpick and pour 1/3 of the sauce all over them, then leave to soak in the sauce.
  3. Remove sponges from the tin and turn upside down.
  4. Top with extra maple sauce and dairy free vanilla ice cream.
  5. Enjoy with a loved one :)

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

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Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

Maple spread doesn't contain any butter or dairy products

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple spread comes from the sap of the maple tree that’s all.

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