Easy Sticky Date Pudding

    1 hour 50 minutes

    This version of sticky date pudding is easy and rich with dates. A pudding cake with caramel sauce served over the top.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 1 3/4 cups dates, pitted and diced
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) boiling water to cover
    • 85g butter
    • 3/4 cup (90g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup (125g) self-raising flour
    • 3/4 cup (125g) packed brown sugar
    • 2/3 cup (165ml) evaporated milk
    • 75g butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:55min  ›  Ready in:1hour50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. In a small bowl combine the dates and bicarbonate of soda. Pour enough boiling water over the dates to just cover them.
    3. Cream the butter with the white sugar until light. Beat in the eggs and mix well to combine.
    4. Add the flour and date mixture (including water) to the egg mixture and fold to combine. Pour the batter into one 20cm round cake tin.
    5. Bake at 180 degrees C for 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool. Slice and serve with warm caramel sauce.
    6. To Make Caramel Sauce: In a small saucepan combine the brown sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla and butter. Cook over medium heat and bring to boil. Turn heat down and simmer for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Use immediately.

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    Great Pudding .Easy to make . I changed the pan to a Bundt pan to give it a pattern . Tasted awesome and have enough for the week . Thanks for sharing  -  27 Jul 2013


    This is the first sticky date pudding I have made. It was moist and lovely, easy to make. Really impressed.  -  30 Jul 2016


    Delicious and oh so sweet! The recipe seems accurate, but the instructions for the caramel sauce should be clarified. Whenever you make caramel sauce, you should always cook the sugar with the butter ONLY until it reaches a "soft" ball stage - after about 5 minutes of continuous surface bubbling. Only THEN do you add the cream or milk and vanilla. You won't end up with that greasy separated mess that some have described. Serving the warm sauce over the sweet cake and a lump of vanilla ice cream is a perfect way to end a special evening's meal.  -  07 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)