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International Sticky Toffee Pudding Day

Celebrate this delicious dessert in a different way

Sticky Toffee pudding is a UK favourite dessert, often served with scrumptious custard, but can also be served with cream or ice cream. It’s a dessert which consists of a moist sponge cake made with finely chopped dates, covered in a toffee sauce and it is considered a British classic.

Where it originated is a bit of mystery and it’s often disputed within the culinary industry. Francis Coulson and Robert Lee developed and served sticky toffee pudding at their hotel in the Lake District, in the 1970s. And a food critic (Simon Hopkinson) claimed that Coulson told him he got the recipe from someone called Patricia Martin from Lancashire. There was a difference between the two recipes, but only in the toffee sauce. Martin’s son later told Simon Hopkinson that his mother originally sourced the recipe from two Canadian air force officers who stayed at her hotel in the second world war.

Although there appears to be a lot of mystery surrounding this British dessert (which might not be British at all), we can mostly agree that it is delicious. Even places colonised by the British, such as Australia and New Zealand enjoy this delightful pudding, although it is often called sticky date pudding down under. So, it makes sense that on the 23rd of January, it’s International Sticky Toffee Pudding Day – a day to celebrate this family favourite across the world.

We have a great way to celebrate the day, why not try our twist on the classic, our Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake

A sticky toffee pudding cake with a homemade date puree-filled sticky sponge & and toffee buttercream. Home-made date puree, free range eggs, golden syrup, and treacle create our deliciously sticky toffee pudding sponge. The buttercream is made with natural toffee and vanilla flavouring and British butter.

This wonderful twist on a sticky toffee pudding is sure to put a smile on the face of a loved one, whether you just want to enjoy it on International Sticky Toffee Pudding Day or you want to get one for a birthday, our sticky toffee pudding cake is great for any occasion.

Cake Delivery Service

Our sponge cakes are packaged in secure and robust packaging. The inner box is wrapped around the cake to securely hold it in place so the sides and top do not get damaged in transit. The box also includes a handy cutting guide! It is then put in a strong cardboard outer box for extra protection so it will arrive to you safely.

Sponge offers next-day delivery on our cakes and brownies all over the UK when you order by 2pm. So, if you can’t be with a loved one on a special occasion, or want a delicious birthday cake delivered to your door, or have a cake emergency, we will ensure that your cakes and brownies are delivered safely and securely straight to your front door. Our Sponge cake delivery service and brownie delivery service are second to none with our robust designed packaging that keeps your order safe in transit.

Whether you’re looking for a birthday cake, gluten free cake, vegan cake, or brownie delivered to your region, our Sponge cake delivery service will get it there. We deliver our cakes and brownies all over the UK, so no matter where you are, you can have one of our delicious goodies delivered to you or your loved ones for any special occasion.

Placing your order couldn’t be more straightforward, just place your cake or brownie order online on our website. Then you can select the delivery date from our handy calendar, whether you need your order for next day delivery, or want to place your order in advance, the choice is yours! Our calendar allows you to place your order as far in advance as you would like, whether you want to order a wedding cake or order a birthday cake you can pick a delivery date that is convenient for you.

If you’re ordering a cake or brownie for a special occasion, we recommend selecting the delivery date for a day or two before you require your order to make sure it is there in plenty of time. This is in case there are problems with the delivery (breakdowns, exceptional circumstances, or events). Our cakes and brownies have either a 7 or 10 day life from the date of dispatch, depending on the flavour, so even if they arrive a day or two early, they will still be fresh and delicious on your special occasion.