Sticky Date Pudding


This rich, delicious, and luxurious dessert is a great comfort food on a cold winter's night.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
12 puddings


  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 ½ ounces dark chocolate, grated

  • 7 ounces chopped pitted dates

  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ cup softened butter

  • ¾ cup superfine (castor) sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup butter

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar for dusting

  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12 cup muffin tin. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and chocolate in a small bowl, and set aside.

  2. Bring the dates and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Remove from the heat, and stir in the baking soda. Allow the mixture to stand for 5 minutes, then scrape into a blender, and carefully puree until smooth; set aside.

  3. Cream 1/4 cup of butter together with the superfine sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition. Fold in the flour mixture and the date puree until well blended. Spoon into the prepared muffin cups.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Meanwhile, stir together the cream, brown sugar, and 1 cup of butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat until the butter melts; set aside.

  5. When the puddings have baked for 25 minutes, remove them from the oven, and cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove the puddings from the muffin tin, and place them onto a baking sheet. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the sauce over each pudding, then return to the oven and bake for 5 minutes more.

  6. To serve, spoon some of the sauce onto the bottom of a dessert plate, and place a pudding on top. Lightly dust with confectioners' sugar, and top with a 1/4 cup scoop of ice cream. Repeat with the remaining date puddings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

551 Calories
33g Fat
64g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 551
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 20g 101%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 335mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 49g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 113mg 9%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 258mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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