• Serves 8
  • 60 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 13 Ingredients


This sticky date pudding is a classic winter warmer, definitely just for treats only!

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 250g pitted dates, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 cups self raising flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup thin cream


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line the baking pan with baking paper.
  2. Place dates and water in a saucepan over high heat and bring up to a boil. Stir in the bicarb and take off the stove for 10 minutes to cool.
  3. Beat butter and sugar until mixed well. Add eggs, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla. Fold in the date mixture and flour until combined.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and bake for approx 45 minutes.
  5. While the pudding is cooking, make the caramel sauce: stir sugar, cream, butter and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes or until smooth.
  6. Serve in a bowl and pour over the caramel sauce.

  • Oh my God. This looks so yum and healthy. Am definitely giving it a try and am sure my fam and kids would love it. Thank you for sharing


  • This recipe is so decadent but a great winter warmer!


  • Sticky date pudding is such lovely winter warming treat. I make mine gluten free with almond meal, dates and just 1 tbsp coconut palm syrup. I make the date drizzle with some dates, nut butter and water.


  • This sounds utterly sweet and perfect to eat


  • I’ve never made sticky date pudding. This will be heaps better than the frozen one I buy. Thanks.


  • oh yum. i can’t remember the last time that i had one! very indulgent


  • I love sticky date


  • Sticky Date Pudd is my all time fave…would have to limit myself as it is a little too sweet for me but one must have a pleasure sometime.
    Thanks so much for sharing your yummy looking treat. :-)


  • Sticky date pudding is one of my favourites!


  • yum, we all love a good sticky date desert in this household – thanks for sharing your receipe, we can’t wait to give it a try


  • I love sticky date pudding. It’s one of my fav deserts. Thanks for sharing.


  • Wow i may cut the sugar content that is in this recipe but sounds really yum!


  • Too much sugar for me in this recipe


  • Oh! I’ve never made a sticky date pudding even if my daughter loves it!

    • It is a wonderful dessert to make – just delicious.


  • Sticky date is the best dessert during Winter. Thanks for your recipe.


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