Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

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

Difficulty Medium RecipePrep time20 minutes RecipeCooking Time 45 – 50 minutes

  • Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

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Recipe Rating: 5

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups pitted dates, chopped
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1 tsp baking soda
60g butter, chopped
3/4 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. Grease deep 20cm round cake tin, line base with baking paper.
Combine dates, boiling water and soda in bowl. Stand for 5 minutes. Blend or process date mixture with butter and sugar until almost smooth, add eggs and flour, mixing until just combined. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
Bake 45 – 50 minutes or until cooked through. Cover with foil during baking if over browning. Stand pudding 10 minutes before turning out of pan. Serve with Butterscotch sauce poured over the top.

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

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Overall rating

Recipe Rating: 5

5 ratings, 532 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