Sticky Date Pudding

I discovered Sticky Date Puddings while living in Australia. The Aussies are mad on them, I can see/taste why!

Sticky Date Pudding

  • Ingredients (10 servings)
  • 125 g butter
  • 225 g stoned dates
  • 1 tbs baking soda
  • 5 tbs sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 ts salt
  • 1 ts vanilla
  • 1 ts baking powder
  • butter for painting
  • caramel sauce:
  • 1 cup cream
  • 125 g butter
  • 115 g brown sugar
  • 1 ts vanilla

whipped cream:
1/2 liter whipping cream


Chop dates, put in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and leave at low heat for 3 minutes.

Keep date water for use soon. Remove dates from water and add baking soda to them.

Whip 125g of butter with sugar, and add the eggs one at a time.

Gently mix in flour, salt and vanilla. Add baking powder and some of the water from the dates until it resembles pancake dough. Add dates.

Bake at 200° C for about 40 minutes – or until finished.


Meanwhile mix the rest of the butter, cream, sugar and vanilla in a pot. Bring to a boil and leave for low heat for 3 minutes. Pour some of the sauce over the cake while it is cooling. Serve the rest of the sauce with the cake.

You can put whipped cream on the cake.

Warning, small servings!

{1} Thought on “Sticky Date Pudding

  1. Yep, those proportions and instructions are correct. Even the tablespoon of baking soda seems to work, although I think I’d reduce the salt by half.

    It did cook in only 20 minutes when done in a standard cake tin.

    She’s serious about the “small servings” bit.

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