Gluten-free Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe


  • 2 large eggs
  • 170g light brown sugar
  • 100g butter, softened (dairy free alternative if necessary)
  • 220g gluten-free self raising flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 3 tbsp black treacle
  • 270ml milk (dairy-free if necessary)


Lovemore’s gluten-free sticky toffee pudding recipe. It’s a sweet, sticky and super moist sweet treat that nobody would know is Coeliac-friendly and wheat-free too. It’s also simple to make this dairy-free with a few simple swaps.

Gluten-free sticky toffee pudding recipe – this one is super simple to make and one bake can serve up to 12 people. And im sure you’ll be pleased to hear, this recipe doesnt contain dates either!

The sponge is light, springy and bouncy. Once that sticky sauce is poured on top of it, it just becomes mouth-watering moist, sweet cake. The longer you let that sticky sauce soak in, the better.

How is this never a gluten-free option on dessert menus? It’s an absolute breeze to make as well, so there really is no excuse.


Why make our gluten-free sticky toffee pudding recipe?

  • It’s gluten-free, but nobody would ever know. Fool your muggle friends with this delicious recipe, so good that you’d never tell it was gluten-free.


  • The pudding itself is super soft, light and fluffy, with tons of sticky toffee sauce that soaks into it. Pure deliciousness.


  • Unlike sticky toffee pudding that you make in individual pudding tins – you make this in one big traybake. It means this is much easier/quicker to make and you don’t need an abundance of pudding cups to bake.


  • This recipe is incredibly easy to make dairy-free with a few simple swaps.


  • No need for dates with this recipe, which only makes it easier and a lot quicker to make too.


  • Bake this and you’ll be serving 12 people OR 6 very hungry ones!



Gluten-free sticky toffee pudding recipe: Ingredients

  • large eggs
  • light brown sugar
  • butter, softened (dairy-free alternative if necessary)
  • gluten-free self-raising flour
  • cinnamon (optional)
  • ginger
  • bicarbonate of soda
  • gluten-free baking powder
  • black treacle
  • milk (dairy-free if necessary)
  • double cream (dairy-free cream or lactose-free cream if necessary)
  • vanilla ice cream or custard to serve (dairy-free or lactose-free if necessary)

Looking for the measurements? Keep scrolling, you’ll see the ingredient list with measurements along with the method on how to make this delicious treat.


Can I make your gluten-free sticky toffee pudding recipe dairy-free?

Of course you can. This recipe is really simple to make dairy-free with a few simple swaps.

For the pudding itself, simply substitute butter and milk for any kind of dairy-free margarine and dairy-free milk. For the sticky toffee sauce, simply use dairy-free margarine again and any kind of dairy-free cream instead of regular cream.

If serving up with custard or vanilla ice cream, make sure they’re dairy-free too. Bird’s custard powder is not only gluten-free, but it’s dairy-free too, just make sure you mix it with a dairy-free milk.


Is your gluten-free sticky toffee pudding recipe nut-free?

Yep, this is a nut-free recipe as far as ingredients go. BUT ensure that you check the ingredients that you pick up from the store and confirm that they do not include nuts.

Even if the products don’t contain nuts, they may have a ‘may contain nuts’ warning due to being produced in a factory that handles nuts, so choose at your own discretion.


Can I make your gluten-free sticky toffee pudding recipe by hand?

You can of course, bake this without any assistance from appliances, all you’d need is a hand whisk and a somewhat strong forearm.

Just make sure you give it a lot of ‘oomph, or else the mixture may not be consistent and it wont turn out quite right.


Ingredients for the sticky toffee sauce

  • 125g light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp black treacle
  • 300ml double cream (dairy-free cream or lactose-free cream if necessary)
  • 100g butter (dairy-free if necessary)


Instructions to make your sponge:

  1. Preheat your oven to 160C Fan / 180C.
  2. Place all your ingredients for the pudding (except the milk) into a large bowl and whisk together until well combined.
  3. Pour the milk into the bowl in three stages, whisking in between each addition.
  4. Pour your mixture into a greased casserole dish. We used a 28cm x 18cm rectangular baking tin. Pop into the oven for about 40 minutes. It should have risen up. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly in the dish – this is where you will serve it from.


To make your sauce:

  • Whilst the pudding is in the oven, you can make your sauce. Pop all your ingredients into a small saucepan, allowing the butter to melt and the sugar to dissolve. Keep stirring. Bring to the boil and stir for a few minutes more before removing from the heat. The sticky toffee sauce will thicken a lot as it cools.


To serve:

Cut your sponge into squares as big as you like. If they’ve completely cooled, we’d recommend briefly heating them in the microwave again.

Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if using or serve with custard.

Pour a little of the hot, sticky toffee sauce over each portion of sticky toffee pudding. Enjoy!

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