Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce 

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Winter is in full swing and that means puddings. Specifically sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce. Way before my recipe developing days I would make this for all my friends whenever we got together. It is so delicious, decadent, and you will love it.

Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

Cooking Time: 2 Hours | Serves: 4-6 people



  • 250 grams pitted dry dates
  • 60 grams unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda

Butterscotch Sauce:

  • 600mls thickened cream
  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 200 grams cold unsalted butter, diced


  1. Pre heat oven at 170C.
  2. Place dates in a saucepan with 1 1/2 cups cold tap water. Bring to the boil, reduce  heat to low and simmer for 8-10. Turn heat off and let it sit for 5 minutes. Blend to  puree and allow to slightly cool.
  3. For the sauce, Place butter and dark sugar in a saucepan over low heat and dissolve. Pour in cream and mix through. Place aside.
  4. For the pudding, place butter and sugar in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment and cream for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add eggs one at a time and incorporate on low speed.
  6. Fold in date puree into mixture until incorporated. 
  7. Sift flour, baking powder and bicarbonate soda into mixer and mix on low for a few seconds until evenly incorporated.
  8. Pour into a lined and buttered 23cm round springform cake tin. Bake for 50-60minutes or until screwer comes out dry.
  9. Pour 1/4 cup of the butterscotch sauce over the top of the pudding as soon as you take it out of the oven.
  10. Allow cake to stand for 15-20 minutes in tin before taking it out.
  11. Best to serve warm with extra butterscotch sauce.

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Wow soo delicious!

November 23, 2023

This sticky date pudding is so yummy and the caramel sauce just made it irresistible.

Recipe was super easy to follow and will definitely make this again . Thanks Marilyn


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