Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake

Quick and simple - all thanks to the pressure cooker!

This Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake has a surprising twist – it’s made in a pressure cooker!

“People used to be a little afraid… looking for the roast on the ceiling. But the technology is good now!”

Chef Ricardo Larrivée swears by the tool for energy and time save purposes, and he’s even got a brand new recipe book to prove it! Here’s his secret recipe for flavourful and delicious Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake. You can find this recipe and more in his new cookbook Multicooker Everything.




Caramel Sauce


30 MIN

25 MIN



10 MIN


  1. Butter a 6-inch (15 cm) springform pan (see note).
  2. In a small pot, bring the water and dates to a boil. Add the baking soda and mix well. Remove from the heat and let cool at room temperature before adding it to the batter.
  3. In a bowl, combine the flour and baking powder.
  4. In another bowl, cream the butter with the brown sugar using an electric mixer. Add the egg and
    mix until smooth.
  5. With the machine running on low speed, add the dry ingredients, alternating
    with the milk, then add the date mixture, mixing until combined. Pour the batter into the
    prepared pan.
  6. Prepare a water bath in the pressure cooker: pour 1 ½ cups (375 ml) of water into the container
    of your pressure cooker and add the silicone grill. Place the springform pan on the grill (see note).
  7. Secure the lid and set to High pressure. Set the cooking time to 25 minutes.

Caramel Sauce:

  1. Meanwhile, in a small pot, bring the cream and brown sugar to a boil. Simmer for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  2. When ready, let your pressure cooker depressurize naturally (about 10 minutes), then remove the lid.
  3. Remove the pan from the cooker. Use a clean dishcloth to gently absorb any water that may have settled on the surface of the pudding.
  4. Using a toothpick, prick the entire surface and pour the
    sauce overtop. Let cool before unmolding, at least 30 minutes. Serve warm or cold.


  • The RICARDO 6-inch silicone mould can be used for this sticky toffee pudding, and you won’t have to butter it. However, if you do that, we suggest not unmolding the pudding, but rather using a spoon to serve it.
  • If you don’t have a silicone grill, make a coil with an 18-inch (45 cm) long sheet of foil. Place at the bottom of the container. Set the pan on top of the coil, making sure it doesn’t touch the water  and that it is straight.

Excerpted from Multicooker Everything by Ricardo. Copyright © 2023 Ricardo Media.

Photography credits: Jean-Michel Poirier (Minestrone with Winter Veg, Pulled Pork Gnocchi, Red Lentil Dahl), Christian Lacroix (Chana Masala Chickpeas and Spinach Curry,), David de Stefano (Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Burrito Bowl), Ricardo Media (Giant Pancake, Beef Bourguignon, Sticky Toffee Pudding).

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