Vegan gingerbread sticky toffee pudding

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This vegan sticky toffee pudding recipe is packed with ginger, and served with lashing of toffee sauce for extra indulgence. The perfect Christmas dessert.

First published in 2017
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Combining two Christmas favourites, gingerbread and sticky toffee pudding, for the ultimate festive dessert! Delicious served warm with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream.




Gingerbread sticky toffee pudding

  • 120ml of water
  • 200g of dates, chopped
  • 110g of vegan butter
  • 110g of light brown sugar
  • 200g of self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp of ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 240ml of almond milk, or soy milk
  • 2 knobs of candied ginger, plus 1 tbsp of the syrup
  • 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar

Toffee sauce

  • 3 tbsp of golden syrup
  • 200g of light brown sugar
  • 150g of vegan butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 170°C/gas mark 3.5 and grease a 1 litre pudding basin with dairy-free butter
Add the water and dates to a small saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes, until the dates are juicy and have absorbed at least half of the water
Meanwhile, cream together the dairy-free butter and sugar. Stir in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices
Slowly mix in the dairy-free milk and stem ginger and syrup
Lastly, stir in the date mixture (including the liquid) and apple cider vinegar. This will react with the rising agents and help make the pudding extra spongey!
Pour the mixture into the pudding basin and cover with foil. Bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean
To make the sauce, add the syrup, vegan butter, sugar and vanilla to a small saucepan over a medium heat, stirring to melt. Simmer the sauce for 5 minutes
Prick the pudding a few times with a skewer and pour half the sauce over it, while still warm. Reserve the rest for serving
Slice, serve and enjoy!
First published in 2017

Aimee is a Brighton-based food blogger who loves making (and eating) delicious vegan food which she shares on her blog

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