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Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

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  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 20 mins
  • Cooking time 50 mins
  • Serves

    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


    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.


Average Rating

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

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

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

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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!

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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.

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

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

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Works for me every time! One of my faves!

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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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Really yum! Easy recipe! Butterscotch sauce made it

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

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Amazzziiiingly scrumptiously yummy! So easy to it

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

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Try the Sticky Date and Banana Cake can;t see the recipe here yet but it is absolutely fantastic.

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