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Decadent Chocolate Toffee Pudding Recipe


A chocolate pudding with whipped cream on a plate.

Looking for a decadent and indulgent dessert that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy? Look no further than our chocolate toffee pudding recipe! This sinfully delicious dessert combines rich dark chocolate and sweet toffee bits for a heavenly flavor explosion that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. In this post, we’ll walk you through all the ingredients you’ll need, step-by-step instructions on how to make the perfect batter, and tips on how to bake it to perfection.

We’ll also share some creative serving suggestions like adding whipped cream or drizzling extra toffee sauce. This recipe is perfect for any occasion, but it’s especially great as a signature Christmas dessert that will have your guests begging for seconds. Get ready to impress with this mouthwatering treat that requires a toothpick to enjoy fully!

A chocolate pudding with whipped cream on a plate.

Chocolate Toffee Pudding

Indulge in a decadent treat with this Chocolate Toffee Pudding recipe. The rich, creamy chocolate perfectly balances with the sweet, crunchy toffee bits, making this dessert irresistible to any sweet tooth.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Cost $15
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 4
Calories 473 kcal


  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Saucepan
  • Pudding molds or ramekins
  • Steamer or large pot with a lid


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup toffee bits
  • ¾ cup water boiling


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
    1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, pinch salt
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
    1/2 cup whole milk, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Gradually mix the wet ingredients into the dry until well combined.
  • Stir in the toffee bits until evenly distributed.
    1/2 cup toffee bits
  • Divide the batter among the pudding molds or ramekins.
  • Pour the boiling water over the batter, dividing it evenly among the molds.
    3/4 cup water
  • Cover the molds with foil and place them in the steamer or large pot. Cover with a lid and steam for about 20 minutes, or until the puddings are set.
  • Carefully remove the molds from the steamer and let them cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy the pudding warm, garnished with additional toffee bits or a scoop of ice cream, if desired.
    1/2 cup toffee bits


Be sure to pour the boiling water over the batter – this creates a self-saucing effect, resulting in a moist and creamy pudding.
You can also add chocolate chips or nuts to the pudding for added texture and flavor.


Calories: 473kcalCarbohydrates: 76gProtein: 7gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 270mgPotassium: 262mgFiber: 5gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 565IUVitamin B1: 0.3mgVitamin B2: 0.3mgVitamin B3: 2mgVitamin B5: 0.3mgVitamin B6: 0.05mgVitamin B12: 0.2µgVitamin C: 0.1mgVitamin D: 0.4µgVitamin E: 0.5mgVitamin K: 2µgCalcium: 187mgCopper: 0.5mgFolate: 61µgIron: 3mgManganese: 1mgMagnesium: 67mgPhosphorus: 198mgZinc: 1mg
Keyword British Dessert, Chocolate, Chocolate Toffee Pudding, Dessert, Self-Saucing, Toffee, Vegetarian
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What is Chocolate Toffee Pudding?

Chocolate Toffee Pudding is a decadent dessert consisting of chocolate, toffee sauce, and sponge cake soaked in the sauce. It’s served warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, making it an irresistible treat for those who love rich, gooey desserts. Another dessert that is equally delicious is sticky toffee pudding cake.

Ingredients for the Recipe

Looking to make a classic British dessert? This Chocolate Toffee Pudding recipe is the perfect comfort food! With its rich and indulgent flavor and moist texture thanks to the toffee sauce-soaked sponge cake, this dessert will have your taste buds craving more. Drizzle some additional toffee sauce on top and add a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for the perfect finishing touch.

Secondary keyterms used: sticky toffee pudding, baking soda, vanilla extract, caramel sauce, Christmas recipe, whipped cream, dark chocolate chips, comfort food.

Dark Chocolate

You can’t make the perfect sticky toffee pudding without using high-quality dark chocolate! For our Chocolate Toffee Pudding recipe, choose a deluxe dark chocolate with at least 70% cacao and hot chocolate to create a rich, indulgent flavor that melts in your mouth. Ensure a velvety texture by whisking all ingredients together until they’re perfectly combined.

Toffee Bits

Add some crunch and buttery goodness to your Chocolate Toffee Pudding by incorporating some toffee bits and medjool dates into the batter. These little gems will take your decadent dessert up a notch, providing an extra layer of texture and sweetness. Don’t have any store-bought toffee bits? No problem! Simply crush up some toffee candy bars as a substitute. Top with extra bits and enjoy with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate comfort food experience.


Add even more richness and flavor to your Decadent Chocolate Toffee Pudding by incorporating unsalted butter and bicarbonate of soda. This essential ingredient creates a smooth, decadent texture in every bite. For a vegan version, try substituting coconut oil or vegan butter instead. Elevate your Christmas dessert game and serve with vanilla ice cream or warm toffee sauce!


Whip up your own chocolate toffee pudding and add richness with our secret ingredient – flour! Providing structure to this classic British dessert, use all-purpose or gluten-free alternatives as we show you how to get it just right. Accurate measurement and sifting avoids lumps while adding cocoa powder enhances flavor. Don’t forget to use a 1/4 inch measuring cup for accurate measurement!


This decadent chocolatey delight is incomplete without the sticky sweetness of molasses sugar. Granulated or brown, use it in moderation, as an excess can ruin your perfect pudding. To keep it healthy yet sweet, add a dash of maple syrup or honey instead. Measure it right and enjoy that perfect blend of flavors! Don’t forget to store your pudding at room temperature for the best taste and texture.

Chocolate Toffee Pudding
Chocolate Toffee Pudding

Baking the Pudding

Baking Chocolate Toffee Pudding is a delightful experience! Start by preheating your oven for 10 mins and greasing the baking dish. Then mix all ingredients to create a delicious batter that you can pour into the prepared tin. Let the mixture simmer for a few minutes before pouring it into the baking dish. Bake until done and let it cool before serving. Add a dollop of whipped cream or scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with warm toffee sauce for extra sweetness!

Preparing the Batter

Whisk up the batter for the decadent Chocolate Toffee Pudding quickly with melted chocolate and some vanilla extract added in. Cream butter with brown sugar until light and fluffy before slowly adding milk and flour mixture with a whisk. Pour into parchment-lined ramekins and bake till set. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and warm toffee sauce for a comforting treat! Don’t forget to use a blender to mix the batter for a smoother consistency.

Pouring the Caramel Sauce

Pouring the luscious warm toffee sauce over your delicious Chocolate Toffee Pudding is an art in itself! Using a ladle or spoon to drizzle the remaining sauce in a decorative pattern creates an aesthetic appeal. Sprinkle some crunchy chopped nuts or sprinkle some flaky sea salt on top for added decadence. Remember not to go overboard with the sweetness; you don’t want the pudding to become overly sweet or soggy!

Baking the Pudding

Get ready to indulge in a decadent dessert! Start by making the batter for this chocolate pudding with butter, sugar, eggs, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and milk. Pour it into a greased square pan and add some sticky toffee on top before baking at high heat (350°F) for 25-30 minutes. Once done, drizzle melted toffee sauce over the warm pudding and add some chopped nuts for extra crunchiness.

Serving Suggestions

Take this chocolate toffee pudding recipe up a notch with these delectable serving suggestions. Add a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and sprinkle some chopped nuts or sea salt on top of the sweet caramel sauce. For an extra pop of sweetness, serve alongside fresh berries or sliced bananas. Customize your dessert even further by drizzling additional toffee sauce or adding more whipped cream if desired. Another great addition is chopped dates, which add a chewy texture and natural sweetness to the dish. This dessert is a perfect example of how to incorporate chocolate into your cuisine.

Drizzling Additional Toffee Sauce

For an extra indulgent treat with the decadent Chocolate Toffee Pudding recipe, drizzle warm toffee sauce made by combining sugar along with cream and butter in a saucepan over low heat until melted and smooth on top. To make it at home, steep the green coffee beans in hot water for 10 minutes to make a cup of coffee. Serve chilled or warm with a topping of whipped cream or ice cream. For an added touch of sweetness garnish it up with chopped nuts or fresh berries.

Adding Whipped Cream

Take your Chocolate Toffee Pudding from decadent to heavenly by adding a dollop of whipped cream on top. Beat together heavy cream with sugar and vanilla extract until it forms soft peaks. Elevate the indulgence factor by mixing in cocoa powder or tantalizing liqueurs like Kahlua or Baileys. Finally, crown your creation with chocolate shavings or irresistible toffee bits for added sweetness.

Signature Christmas Recipe

Get ready to impress your guests this Christmas season with our decadent twist on the classic British dessert – chocolate toffee pudding! Soft puddings are drizzled in warm toffee sauce and topped off with melted chocolate shavings for an added indulgence. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for ultimate sweetness.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I substitute any ingredients in this chocolate toffee pudding recipe?

It’s possible to substitute ingredients in the chocolate toffee pudding recipe, such as using dark chocolate for a stronger taste or almond/coconut milk for a dairy-free option. Ensure the substitutions are compatible with the recipe and adjust measurements accordingly.

What is the best way to serve this dessert?

For the best experience, serve this dessert warm and fresh from the oven. To take it up a notch, top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, and garnish with chocolate shavings or toffee bits. Presentation matters – consider serving in individual ramekins or bowls for added elegance.

Are there any variations of this recipe that can be made?

Absolutely! Chocolate toffee pudding recipes can be varied by adding nuts, caramel sauce, or whipped cream, trying different types of chocolate or toffee flavors, and even incorporating a pinch of sea salt for a unique salty-sweet taste. The possibilities are endless!

How can I store any leftover chocolate toffee pudding?

For optimal storage of leftover chocolate toffee pudding, let it cool first and then store it in an airtight container in the fridge. It can last up to three days. Reheat it before serving using the microwave or oven.

What is the best way to melt chocolate for this recipe?

For best results, melt chocolate using a double boiler or the microwave with frequent stirring. Overheating can cause seizing or graininess. Chop chocolate into small even pieces before melting for faster and more even melting.

Can this pudding be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge?

Absolutely! This pudding can be prepared in advance and refrigerated for up to three days in an airtight container. Simply reheat in the microwave or oven when ready to serve. For added flavor, top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

What are some possible variations or additions to this recipe?

There are many ways to add variety to this recipe. Consider adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for extra indulgence, substituting toffee bits with chopped nuts, mixing in espresso powder for a mocha twist, or drizzling caramel sauce over the top before serving for added sweetness. Get creative and experiment with different toppings and mix-ins.


In conclusion, Chocolate Toffee Pudding is a decadent and delicious dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. With its rich chocolate flavor and crunchy toffee bits, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Follow our simple recipe using high-quality ingredients like dark chocolate, butter, and sugar to create a dish that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Serve it warm with whipped cream or drizzle additional toffee sauce on top for an extra indulgent treat. This recipe is a Christmas favorite of ours, and we’re sure it will be yours too! Give it a try and impress your guests with this scrumptious dessert at your next gathering.

Penelope Rossi
Penelope Rossi

Hello! I'm Penny, a creative recipe developer and food stylist with a love for vegetarian and plant-based cuisine. When not gardening or hiking, you can find me in the kitchen, transforming classic dishes into healthier, veggie-packed versions. Let's embark on a delectable journey of colorful, plant-based delights together!