Sticky toffee pudding isn’t a pudding at all, but a very moist cake made with figs. When the cake is removed from the oven it’s doused with a warm toffee sauce. For me, it has all of the elements of the perfect dessert – a delicious cake without the distraction of frosting, my favorite flavor of caramel, and something you don’t see everyday.
I opted to make it bite size since I was serving it at a party where I’d made several other desserts. If this is the only dessert you’re making I’d recommend making it in a square pan so you can serve a big slice warm out of the oven with a dollop of whipped cream.