Sticky date pudding





Sticky date pudding

Are you looking for a no fail seductive dessert to tempt your loved one this Valentine’s Day?

This sticky date pudding is served with lashings of luscious and smooth caramel sauce.

The caramel sauce is so Moorish that you may want to make double and save some to serve with fruit and/or ice cream.

smothered in caramel sauceIngredients

250grams dates

1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda

60grams butter

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups SR flour

1/4 tsp vanilla extract


300ml thickened cream

1 cup brown sugar

30grams butter

getting eaten



1. Place dates in a medium saucepan, cover with hot water and bring to the boil. Pre heat oven to 180C.

2. In a medium mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

3. Add eggs and vanilla, mix until well combined, add flour.

4. Remove dates from heat, take out 6 softened dates and place aside, add bicarbonate of soda and mix well.

5. Chop the 6 dates in half and place in the bottom of a silicone muffin pan, greased dariole mould or muffin tin.

6. Mix the date and bicarbonate mix through the cake mix. Top muffin tray/moulds. Place into over and bake for 15minutes until firm to touch and golden.

the pour


7.  Whilst the muffins are in the oven, place all of the sauce ingredients into a small saucepan, bring to a simmer, maintain a simmer for 10minutes, the mixture should reduce slightly.

To serve: Invert each muffin, serve with lashings of hot caramel sauce and a side of cream or ice cream.



These sticky date muffins and caramel sauce can be made ahead and reheated, a quick zap in the microwave for 30 seconds to warm through, the caramel sauce may take a minute or so.

Make 12 individual muffins, this mixture can easily be halved to make 6 or baked in a larger tin to make a cake / loaf.


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