Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce

The ultimate rich Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce recipe… this is an all-time classic favourite! The perfect winter comfort food!

 

The ultimate rich Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce recipe... this is an all-time classic favourite! The perfect winter comfort food!

 

A classic winter dessert recipe

 

Sticky date pudding is an absolute CLASSIC dessert recipe… it’s 100% old school, simple and totally delicious! My Mum used to make this ALL the time when we were growing up and I’d always go back for seconds. It’s still one of my favourite winter pudding recipes. 

If you love good old fashioned desserts, then check these classic winter puddings, pies and dessert recipes. 

 

A slice of sticky date pudding with caramel sauce in the background.

 

Soft & spongy date pudding with a sticky homemade caramel sauce

 

Sticky date puddings should have 2 things going on:

  1. A soft and sponge-like date pudding
  2. A rich and sweet caramel sauce

This easy recipe will give you both of things!

 

Steps for making homemade caramel sauce and date pudding.

 

How to make homemade caramel sauce

 

It’s so simple to make you own caramel sauce (which is also known as butterscotch sauce) – whether it be on the stovetop or in the Thermomix. The longer you cook the caramel sauce, the thicker it will be (but please also note that the sauce will continue to thicken on cooling). 

 

Stovetop Method

Place the brown sugar, thickened cream, vanilla extract, butter and salt into a saucepan. Bring to the boil over medium heat and then reduce to a simmer for 2 minutes.

 

Thermomix Method

Place the brown sugar, thickened cream, vanilla extract, butter and salt into the Thermomix bowl. Cook on Varoma, 10 minutes, Speed 3 (with the MC off).

 

See… they’re both so easy, right! In fact, once you’ve made homemade caramel sauce, you’ll be making it ALL THE TIME (which is actually quite a dangerous thing!). 

 

Caramel sauce drizzling down the sides of a piece of sticky date pudding with ice-cream.

 

1 large sticky date pudding vs individual puddings

 

The thing I love the most about this recipe is that you can choose to make it as one whole large pudding (like I’ve done here), or you can make small individual puddings in ramekins (just like in this recipe). 

 

A whole pudding is so simple, but there really is something so good about an individual dessert (ahem… no sharing needed!). 

 

A spoonful of light, sponge-like sticky date pudding.

 

VIDEO: HOW TO MAKE STICKY DATE PUDDING

 

 

Ice-cream and caramel sauce on top of a spoonful of sticky date pudding.

 

Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce - Conventional Method

The ultimate rich Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce recipe... this is an all-time classic favourite! The perfect winter comfort food!
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: dessert
Keyword: sticky date pudding
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10 serves
Calories: 510kcal
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 220 g pitted dates
  • 250 g 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 caramel sauce

  • 200 g brown sugar
  • 200 g thickened cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 g butter
  • pinch of salt
  • vanilla ice-cream to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease the base and sides of a deep 23cm baking dish.
  • Place dates, boiling water and bi-carbonate soda into a food processor (or Thermomix) and leave for 5 minutes.
  • Add the 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.
  • Pour into the prepared baking dish and cook for 35-40 minutes or until the mixture will springs back when touched in the centre. 
  • To make the caramel sauce, place the brown sugar, thickened cream, vanilla extract, butter and salt into a saucepan. Bring to the boil over medium heat and then reduce to a simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Cut slices of the sticky date pudding and serve with a generous drizzle of caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. 
Nutrition Facts
Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce - Conventional Method
Amount Per Serving
Calories 510 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 298mg 12%
Potassium 227mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 69g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 49g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 16.8%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 4.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce - Thermomix Method

The ultimate rich Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce recipe... this is an all-time classic favourite! The perfect winter comfort food!
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: dessert
Keyword: sticky date pudding
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10 serves
Calories: 510kcal
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 220 g pitted dates
  • 250 g 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 caramel sauce

  • 200 g brown sugar
  • 200 g thickened cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 g butter
  • pinch of salt
  • vanilla ice-cream to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease the base and sides of a deep 23cm baking dish.
  • Place dates, boiling water and bi-carb soda into the Thermomix 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.
  • Pour into the prepared baking dish and cook for 35-40 minutes or until the mixture will springs back when touched in the centre. 
  • To make the caramel sauce, place the brown sugar, thickened cream, vanilla extract, butter and salt into the Thermomix bowl. Cook on Varoma, 10 minutes, Speed 3 (with the MC off).
  • Cut slices of the sticky date pudding and serve with a generous drizzle of caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. 
Nutrition Facts
Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce - Thermomix Method
Amount Per Serving
Calories 510 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 298mg 12%
Potassium 227mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 69g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 49g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 16.8%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 4.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Winter pudding taken out of the oven. Sticky date pudding in a round baking dish. Caramel sauce oozing down the sides of a slice of sticky date pudding. A scoop of ice-cream and drizzled homemade caramel sauce over the top of sticky date pudding.

 

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I was looking for a pudding recipe for the whole family and I stumbled on this article. I read and followed the instructions carefully and I made it deliciously! Every member of my family is so happy! Thanks for this