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Caramel Sticky Pudding Cake

This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek. I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but, as always, opinions are all mine.

Caramel Sticky Pudding Cake is a wildly good dessert, and you will no doubt make it all the time. It relies on pantry and refrigerator items, and can be embellished with whatever fruit you have in season! 

No doubt you’ll make this in summer, fall, winter and spring. It’s so good, you’ll crave it year-’round, and be happy when you smell it in the oven.

In summer it is particularly handy because you can throw whatever fresh berries you have on it, or cherries, or fresh peaches or other stone fruit.

In other seasons, sliced pears or apples or persimmons, segmented tangerines, pomegranate arils, mango, pineapple…let what’s in your fruit bowl be your guide. My rule of thumb is if it tastes good with caramel, it makes the cut! 

 How to make Caramel Sticky Pudding Cake

Ingredients for Caramel Sticky Pudding Cake on ShockinglyDelicious.com1. Assemble your ingredients. (This is good advice no matter what recipe you are making.)

Batter for Caramel Sticky Pudding Cake on ShockinglyDelicious.com2. Make the batter using an electric mixer.

Batter into pan for Caramel Sticky Pudding Cake on ShockinglyDelicious.com3.  Scrape the batter into the prepared baking pan.

Pour sauce topping over batter on ShockinglyDelicious.com4. Make the Brown Sugar Maple Sauce, and pour it over the prepared batter. It automagically sinks to the bottom while baking.

Caramel Sticky Pudding Cake out of the oven on ShockinglyDelicious.com5. Bake it. It might (probably!) heave and bubble while baking. This is not only entertaining, but natural! It emerges with sticky pudding on the bottom bubbling up around the edges and sides. YUM!

Easy Caramel Sticky Pudding Cake on ShockinglyDelicious.com6. When you cut a piece and serve it, be prepared to be asked for the recipe.

Caramel Sticky Pudding Cake Day 27. Interestingly, this cake changes if you have it left over. The next day, the caramel sauce on the bottom becomes more firm. Don’t worry, it is EXCELLENT both days!

8. Additional ways to serve it: add fresh sliced strawberries, whole raspberries or blackberries, or fresh peaches on top.

Shall we turn on the oven and make it? The answer is YES!

Caramel Sticky Pudding Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 6-8

Caramel Sticky Pudding Cake

Caramel Sticky Pudding Cake is a wildly good dessert, and you will no doubt make it all the time. It relies on pantry and refrigerator items, and can be embellished with whatever fruit you have in season!


  • Cake
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar (I used Dixie Crystals sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (I used Adams Extract)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • .
  • Brown Sugar Maple Sauce
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, firmly packed (I used Dixie Crystals sugar)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (I used Adams Extract)


  1. Heat the oven to 350F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Generously spray a 4-quart baking dish (I used a Wilton Bake and Bring 13x9-inch baking pan) with non-stick cooking spray. (You could use 2 9-inch layer cake pans.) Place pan(s) on the lined baking sheet.
  3. In a mixer bowl, cream the butter with the sugar until fluffy, 2-4 minutes and then add the egg and vanilla and blend well. Stir in the milk and then the flour, baking powder and salt. Spoon into the prepared pan.
  4. For the Brown Sugar Sauce: In the same mixer bowl, (no need to clean it) whisk the boiling water, butter, cream, brown sugar, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Pour this gently over the batter in the pan.
  5. Bake until the top is medium brown and you can see the sauce underneath bubbling through, about 45-50 minutes. (While cake is in oven, it will bubble and heave, which is why it is important to put it on a parchment-lined baking sheet.)
  6. Remove from oven. Serve warm or at room temperature (the sauce firms up as it cools).
  7. Serves 6-8


Recipe source: Marcy Goldman of Betterbaking.com. If you're a baker, I highly recommend you join her mailing list. She has a great newsletter, including a wonderful (free) recipe each month.

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You guys…honestly, do you need more incentive to make this? Look at this caramel…

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Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine. We would like to thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals [4], Adam’s Extract [3], Wilton [6], Sweets and Treats Shop [7] and Anolon. [8] These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.