Easy Sticky Date Puddings with Caramel Sauce

Quick & easy Sticky Date Puddings with Caramel Sauce = the BEST comfort food dessert! These are sure to become a family favourite after just one bite…

Whipped cream on top of an individual sticky date pudding with caramel sauce

Ok I have a confession. I am well and truly in the midst of a massive winter dessert marathon right now. I’m blaming the rain and the wind for my constant craving of piping hot desserts smothered in ice-cream (yes chocolate self-saucing pudding and apple crumble, I’m talking about you two). Is anybody else feeling the same way?

Sticky date puddings in small white ramekins and a bottle of caramel sauce

Well these easy sticky date puddings with caramel sauce are the perfect fix. Like a bazillion times over. Man they’re good.

A side view of a small sticky date pudding with caramel sauce drizzled over it.I’d been having the biggest craving for sticky date pud for weeks and just knew that these little babies had to happen. And soon!

A bottle of caramel sauce behind an individual sticky date pudding with caramel sauce and whipped cream to serve.

Now if you haven’t had sticky date pudding before (say WHAT!!??), then just imagine the most deliciously moist date pudding smothered in sweet, sweet caramel sauce. And then, to top it all off, a big scoop of ice-cream. Absolute bliss I tell you.

An overhead shot of an individual sticky date pudding served with whipped cream and caramel sauce

You can make these easy sticky date puddings with caramel sauce as little mini ones (like I’ve done here), or you can whack all of the pudding mixture together and bake it as one big pudding. Either way, it’s going to taste great! Just make sure you increase the cooking time if you do it as a big pudding.

An overhead shot of a sticky date pudding on a plate, with cream, caramel sauce and ice cream on top.

I made my puddings in pretty big ramekins (each was enough to feed 2 people… because sharing is caring) and it made 6 puddings. If you used mini ramekins, it would make 8-10, or if you use a muffin tray you’ll get about 12 mini puddings. Whatever you have lying around in your cupboard is fine. Seriously, don’t let anything get in your way of baking these yummy puddings.

Ice cream melting over an individual sticky date pudding with caramel sauce drizzled over.

What makes these sticky date puddings so good is definitely the caramel sauce. It’s the easiest thing ever to make… and you’ll be eating it straight from the jar with a spoon (and yes, I know this from personal experience). Plus the hot caramel sauce will melt your ice-cream, making everything so deliciously smooched together (that’s probably not the right word – but you get the idea!).

An individual sticky date pudding on a plate with caramel sauce poured over and whipped cream on top

So kiss goodbye to the winter blues (damn you cold weather) and say a big fat hello to these yummy and easy sticky date puddings with caramel sauce. Yes, oozy gooey caramel sauce… the food of champions!

An individual sticky date pudding drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with whipped cream on a plate

Easy Sticky Date Puddings with Caramel Sauce

Quick & easy Sticky Date Puddings with Caramel Sauce = the BEST comfort food dessert! These are sure to become a family favourite after just one bite...
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Puddings
Keyword: Sticky Date Puddings with Caramel Sauce
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 606kcal

Ingredients

  • 220 g pitted dates
  • 250 ml (1 cup) water
  • 1 tsp bi-carbonate soda
  • 100 g butter
  • 110 g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
  • 50 g (1/4 cup) brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 225 g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour

For the sauce

  • 200 g (1 cup) brown sugar
  • 125 g (1/2 cup) thickened cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 g butter
  • vanilla ice-cream to serve

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (170 degrees fan-forced).
  • Grease 6 large ramekins (or 8-10 small ramekins) and set aside.
  • Place dates, boiling water and bi-carb soda into a food processor (or Thermomix) and leave for 5 minutes.
  • Add butter, caster sugar and brown sugar and process for 20 seconds or until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the food processor and repeat for a further 10 seconds.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla extract and self-raising flour to the food processor and mix for 10-15 seconds. Scrape and repeat for a further 5 seconds.
  • Divide the mixture equally between the ramekins.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes (depending on the size of the ramekins used). The mixture will spring back when cooked.
  • To make the caramel sauce, place the brown sugar, thickened cream, vanilla extract and butter into a saucepan. Bring to the boil over medium heat and then reduce to a simmer for 2 minutes.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (170 degrees fan-forced). Grease 6 large ramekins (or 8-10 small ramekins) and set aside.
  • Place dates, boiling water and bi-carb soda into the TM bowl. Leave for 5 minutes.
  • Add butter, caster sugar and brown sugar and mix on Speed 6, 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat for a further 10 seconds.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla extract and self-raising flour to the bowl and mix on Speed 6, 5 seconds. Scrape and repeat for a further 5 seconds.
  • Divide the mixture equally between the ramekins. Bake for 20-30 minutes (depending on the size of the ramekins used). The mixture will spring back when cooked.
  • To make the caramel sauce, place the brown sugar, thickened cream, vanilla extract and butter into the TM bowl. Cook on Varoma, 10 minutes, Speed 3 (with the MC off).

Nutrition

Calories: 606kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 915IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg
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Caramel sauce drizzled over an individual sticky date pudding on a plate, and a dollop of whipped cream on top

 

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65 Comments
  1. Loretta says:

    Thank you so much for providing both ways to make Ive so wanted to make my own sticky date pudding as I can’t always get them at my local cafe as a treat. I have a thermo but love using it only for some things and conventional for more. Perfect recipe and explanation of using both ways to cook. So pleased with results. Cheers

    1. Lucy says:

      Oh I’m so glad! Thank you!

  2. Kristen says:

    This worked perfectly! Thank you so much for this recipe.

    1. Lucy says:

      My pleasure!

  3. Estelle says:

    Made this in the Thermie – yummo !!

    Thanks

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