Wed. Sep 23rd, 2020

Recipe: Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

A golden butterscotch sauce tops this soft and moist sponge to give a delicious sticky date pudding. It’s a definite winter winner!

recipe sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce - Recipe: Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

Winter is the perfect time for baked desserts. If you have been wanting the comforting taste of a hot fruited pudding, then look at dates. They are such versatile fruits with a multitude of benefits.

A golden butterscotch sauce tops this soft and moist sponge to give a delicious sticky date pudding. This recipe is so quick and easy it is likely to become favourite.

The best part is you only need one bowl to make this hot and sticky date pudding!

Note: You can make individual portions by using a jumbo muffin tray.

Sticky Date Pudding Recipe

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Recipe by Jessica Alberts Course: DessertCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy

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A gooey decadent date pudding that is super quick and easy.


  • cups pitted dates, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • cups boiling water

  • 60 g butter, cubed, softened

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup self-raising flour

  • 2 cups brown sugar

  • 250 ml cream

  • 50 g butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence


  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Grease a deep 20cm square cake tin or a loaf tin.
  • In a large bowl combine the dates, baking powder and boiling water, and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  • Add butter and brown sugar and stir until combined.
  • Add eggs and self-raising flour, mix until just combined. Pour mixture into prepared tin. Bake for 45 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Stand for 10 minutes before turning out of tin.
  • Slice and serve warm with hot butterscotch sauce poured over the top.
  • Combine all ingredients in medium sized pan, stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved and butter melted. Simmer until golden brown then remove from heat and pour over pudding.

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