Sticky date pudding

Now if I tell you I have never made sticky date pudding would you believe me?  
Well, I haven’t and after hearing how absolutely amazing it was the other night at the NCB I had to make it.
I can’t believe how easy it was to make and it was perfect to take when we went to a friend for dinner the other night.

Sticky date pudding
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Serves: 20cm cake
  • 220g chopped dates
  • 80ml hot water
  • 100g butter, room temperature
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 230g plain flour sifted
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 60ml milk
  • caramel sauce
  • 200g butter
  • 250g brown sugar
  • 250ml cream
  1. place dates and hot water into a bowl, stir to combine and set aside
  2. preheat oven to 180C/160C fan, grease a 20cm square cake tin or rectangular tin or small loaf tins
  3. place butter and sugar into a bowl and beat until light and fluffy
  4. add eggs one at a time and beat to combine
  5. add sifted baking powder and flour, dates and milk and beat until just combined
  6. spoon into tin and bake for about 35 min, or until cooked when tested with a skewer. if using smaller tins, check at 20 min mark
  7. to make sauce place butter, sugar and cream into a saucepan over a low heat and stir until sugar has dissolved
  8. turn up the heat slightly and allow to simmer until thickened, about 10min
  9. pour warm sauce over pudding and enjoy


Such a perfect winter treat.  Do you have a perfect winter recipe?

My all time favourite winter treat is definitely rice pudding.

Off you go, you know you want to make some sticky date pudding ♥

  • Vic

    I think sticky date pudding is my favourite sweet; especially when it's hot & served with vanilla ice cream… *dies*

    Yours like fan-frikkin-tastic, what's new? 😉

  • Sticky date pud is my all time favourite and something we have weekly during the colder months.

    Your looks delish!!


  • Tas

    Oh, yum. Sticky date pudding. Rice pudding. I am with you, babe. Any high carb warm comfort food.

  • mmm delish! I think one of my favourites would have to be baked apples stuffed with dried fruit and served with home made custard – yummo!

  • I HAVE To make it for the first time now!!

    Your picture made my mouth drool!

  • Do you know, I've never made sticky date pudding before either but I do love it so your recipe has prompted me to try. I love chocolate self saucing pudding in these colder months. Hope all is well over your way x

  • YUM! I have never made it either! Really want to so thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • We made sticky date muffins the other day with butterscotch icing. Yum!!

  • Yum! Perfect for a cold winters evening. I love apple pie in winter, sometimes apple crumble 🙂

  • Oh yum! I made this for the first time recently too and was surprised at how easy it was. Love it. Rice pudding is a favourite in this household too. That and homemade custard… yuuuummmmm. gxo

  • TK

    oh yes I have a truly ancient Geoff Janz sticky date pudding recipe that can be made in a trice and proves a hot favourite in this household, along with rice pudding and homemade custard also getting the thumbs up!!!! Oh yes and then Mr Shaun loves packet White Wings blackberry Sponge (I am NOT even going to go there!!!!) TK xx

  • YUM! I LOVE this, though I must say it's hubby's specialty I wouldn't like to steal his thunder! Oh now I'm hungry for desert…

  • Yum yum! I've never made this either, looks really, really good though!

  • One of my all time favourite desserts!! And your photo's and recipe are making my mouth water…mmmmmm. Hope all is well with you Cathie, I haven't been so good at commenting lately but I always enjoy your photo's and words. Take care beautiful xo

  • Wow – I just counted how many ingredients and there weren't many (now that's my type of recipe). That looks sooooooo delicious!

  • Kat

    sticky date pudding is my most favourite dessert ever!!! But I have only ever made it once. Strange that!

  • I am the same never made it Cathie.So now no excuse you are saying 🙂 xx

  • I have always found sticky date pudding to be a tad rich, but goes nicely with a dollop of vanilla icecream. In saying that, the pic here looks delicious, I think I could be persuaded into having some of that ;o)
    Oooo, I love apple crumble or apple pie for Winter, heavenly! xo

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  • You are becoming very bad for my waistline!

  • I've never made it either, you've just made it easier for me. Yum!

  • oh my, the decadence! Guess what I'm craving now? x

  • Anonymous

    Mmmm, I love sticky date pudding but have never attempted to make it either. I think you've convinced me it's easy.

  • Oh Cathie, I have to say that I'm so surprised you haven't made it before!

    It's my favourite dessert in the whole wide world. And now it can be yours too. Yours does look superb! (But what else did we expect?) xx

  • Yummo! One of my favourites! : )

  • Yum … thanks Cathie – for the recipe and the link to my rice pud! I love them both, but I reckon that Apple Crumble is the thing I crave most on a cold winters night!

  • One of my all time faves. When I make it, I leave out the dates though. Not fussed with them, all the rest is just lush. mmmmmmmmmmmm

  • I am not making this!! I will eat the lot. Oh my! xx

  • oh, my, I've never had that, but as I love dates, I fully expect I would love it! must bookmark this recipe…thanks!!