Sticky toffee cake

Photo by Tiger Lily

This cake is one of my favorites! It is simple and good, and I love the unique flavor and the sticky sauce. I'm starting to prefer cakes with poured toppings over iced cakes (lemon drizzle cake is another I like). This cake is perfect for fall.


Sticky toffee cake
Adapted from Baking Day

1 cup chopped raisins
3/4 cup boiling water
5 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour (whole wheat is fine)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons milk

Preheat oven to 350°F and grease an 8" or 9" square pan. Bring water to a boil while you're chopping the raisins. Let raisins sit in boiling water for a few minutes.

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Add raisins and water. Stir in remaining ingredients. Turn batter into greased pan and bake 40–45 minutes.

Make sauce by simmering ingredients together for about 2 minutes. Poke cake with fork all over and pour sauce evenly over the top. Let cool at least a little before serving.


  1. Sounds wonderful.. I love drizzle cakes too.. Will try this one. thank you for sharing.

  2. My ex-BIL is British, and his mum taught my SIL to make something very similar, though they call it Sticky Toffee Pudding. The sauce is amazing on ice cream :o)