Sticky Date Pudding

Sticky Date Pudding


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This mix of hot date pudding and butterscotch sauce is pretty easy to make - great with a scoop of your favourite ice cream.


Serves: 8 

  • 450ml water
  • 275g dried pitted dates, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 275g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 275g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • For the butterscotch sauce
  • 160g brown sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) cream
  • 200g butter

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease 20cm x 30cm rectangular baking dish.
  2. Bring water and dates to the boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in the bicarb soda. Cool.
  3. Beat butter and sugar in a small bowl with electric beaters until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla. Stir in the flour and the date mixture. Pour into dish; bake for 40 minutes.
  4. For the butterscotch sauce: combine the sugar, cream and butter in a saucepan; stir over a medium until smooth. Bring to the boil. Remove from the heat.
  5. Serve the pudding drizzled with the sauce.

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Reviews (9)


Something else. added walnuts on top of the cake prior to baking. - 25 May 2009


My family and friends loved this! It was so easy to make - and I'm timid about baking for others. It turned out so moist and there was plenty left over for the next day. I give it a 20 out of 10!!! - 06 Apr 2013


The addition of the vanilla is now included the recipe! - 08 Sep 2009

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