This is one of those desserts that get devoured before it even comes to room temperature. It is a super moist cake that is topped with crunchy pecan bits and covered with sweet silky caramel. Rather than slicing into this cake, it’s more of a scoop-into-a-heap-onto-your-plate situation. Delicious and sticky, oozing with caramel.
It is the perfect dessert to bring to a holiday party, potluck, or dinner party. It is not actually pudding by American’s definition of the dessert, despite it’s name. When Americans think of puddings, we think of a creamy dessert that are eaten out of a bowl with a spoon. Chocolate, vanilla, tapioca, rice, etc. British puddings can include this type of dessert, but overall “puddings” in England just refer to dessert in general. And sticky pudding desserts like this originated in England. Typically they incorporate dates, but not this one. Try this recipe, it is SO freaking good and easy. The caramel makes itself, you just have to stir. No complicated candy thermometers are needed. You just mix butter, sugar, and cream over low heat and pour it over the cake. Meanwhile the cake is even easier, just combining the ingredients and letting it bake.