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Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

By Chelsea's team of cooks, added 10 February 2010

Difficulty Easy Serves 6-8 RecipePrep time20 minutes RecipeCooking Time 45 – 50 minutes

  • Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

This recipe has proven to be popular year after year but don't just take our word for it, see our Recipe Club Members comments at the bottom.

Recipe Rating: 5

Ingredients

1¼ cups pitted dates, chopped
1¼ cups boiling water
1 tsp baking soda
60g butter, cubed, softened
¾ cup Chelsea Soft Brown or Dark Cane Sugar
2 eggs
1 cup self-raising flour

Butterscotch Sauce
2 cups Chelsea Soft Brown or Chelsea Dark Cane Sugar
250ml cream
50g butter
1 tsp vanilla essence

Method

Preheat oven to 180°C conventional or 160°C fan-forced.
Grease a deep 20cm square cake tin or a loaf tin. Line base with baking paper.
In a large bowl combine dates, boiling water and soda, stand for 5 minutes. Add butter and sugar and stir until combined.
Add eggs and flour, mix until just combined. Pour mixture
into prepared tin. Bake 45 – 50 minutes or until cooked
through. Stand for 10 minutes before turning out of tin.
Slice and serve warm with hot Butterscotch sauce poured
over the top.
Tip: For a richer flavour and deeper colour use Chelsea
Dark Cane sugar.

Butterscotch sauce
Combine all ingredients in medium sized pan, stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved and butter melted.

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Overall rating

Recipe Rating: 5

5 ratings, 1058 people added this to their Favourite Recipes.

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  • 3

    This is my partner's favourite - best recipe we have found. Especially like the tin foil tip. Made for a light delicious pudding

  • 5

    Absolutely scrumptious!!! Only ever use this recipe when making this particular pud :)

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  • 5

    Best sticky date pudding I have made so simple, economical and very delicious

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  • 4

    Now look here Chelsea and all you bakers! I am supposed to be on a diet and your scrummy puds are not helping. * looks around* ...wheres that waistline gone!

  • 5

  • 5

    So simple and just delicious Devoured by my dinner guests and then polished off by my four children. The butterscotch sauce finishes it off beautifully.

  • 5

    awesome recipe. easy. would suggest not to over blend. would have liked to have had bigger dates.

  • 5

    Super easy to make and so yum !!! whole family loves this pudding!!

  • 5

    Works for me every time! One of my faves!

  • 5

    This is restaurant quality, my wife said it was the best desert I had ever made, the kids and I agree. I did half the quantities for the sauce, it was enough for all the pudding.

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  • 5

    Really yum! Easy recipe! Butterscotch sauce made it

  • 5

    Awesome

  • 5

    WOW WOW WOW this was super easy to make and super super delicious :-)

  • 5

    Amazzziiiingly scrumptiously yummy! So easy to make..love it

  • 5

    Really easy and super delicious!! We all loved it.

  • 5

  • 3

    MMMMmmmmmm, so yummy. saved this one, turned out great