My mom use to make this when I was growing up. It's very rich so a little goes a long way. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Peg
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease one 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • Combine the sugar, flour, milk, salt, dates, nut, vanilla and baking powder and mix well. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • In a saucepan over medium heat combine the brown sugar, water and butter or margarine and bring to boil. Pour brown sugar mixture over batter.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minute or until the cake tests done. Serve warm with whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

188 calories; 1.5 g protein; 37.5 g carbohydrates; 6.8 mg cholesterol; 103.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (23)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2003
This is a favorite recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at our house. Hard to find this recipe in cookbooks but it is really worth trying. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/30/2004
this was a huge mess - this recipe didn't follow any method i have seen in any recipe before!! it starts out with a weird dough THEN you pour the butter on it?? and no eggs?! strange! Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2003
This is a favorite recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at our house. Hard to find this recipe in cookbooks but it is really worth trying. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2003
This is a favorite recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at our house. Hard to find this recipe in cookbooks but it is really worth trying. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2008
We LOVE this. I scale it down and cook it in several ramekins. I omit the sugar from the batter and just add tiny amount of butter (1/4 tsp maybe?) to the syrup and just nuke it rather than the stove top. I make sure there is plenty of syrup and completely cover the pudding. Serve it with custard and all you will hear is "mmmmmm". This is also nice with some candied ginger added or finely diced apple and different nuts. I think the pecans are the nicest though. Some of the reviewers comment that it is a christmas/special event treat. We eat this a couple of nights a week in winter it is wicked. Thank you so much for submitting this recipe it is so much more healthier than most other sticky date puddings. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2005
I was very sceptical about this recipe but I had some dates to use up so I dedided to try it anyway. The only alterations I made were leaving out all the sugar in the cake itself (it was sweet anyway with the sugar on the dates and the v. rich sauce) and halving the sauce. It was still very sweet and yummy! Actually quite low-fat due to there being no eggs in it and only a small amount of butter in the sauce (which I halved anyway remember). You would never guess from the finished product the weird ingredient list. Please try this cake without prior predjudice! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/29/2004
this was a huge mess - this recipe didn't follow any method i have seen in any recipe before!! it starts out with a weird dough THEN you pour the butter on it?? and no eggs?! strange! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2006
I made this for Thanksgiving dinner. Even folks who didn't like dates. I was told that I now have to bring this to every family get-together. They agreed it was better than even pecan pie. I did substitute pecans for the walnuts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2007
another pleaser. i serve it upright but i wonder if it would be better flipped upside down? changes: increased dates to 1 1/3 cups (suggest even upping to 1 2/3 c) cut dates in half eliminated nuts used only 4 tablespoons butter (suggest reducing further to 2 1/2 tbsp) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2005
THIS RECIPE COULDNT HAVE BEEN EASIER OR MORE WONDERFUL! VERY RICH! (ALTHOUGH MY BOYFRIED ATE 3 PIECES IN A ROW). IT TASTED JUST LIKE A DESSERT AT AN AMISH RESTAURANT THAT CALLS IT "AMISH WEDDING DESSERT." I HAD BEEN LOOKING ALL OVER FOR THIS RECIPE ALTHOUGH THEIRS HAD CHUNKS OF BANANA IN IT I MAY TRY THAT VARIATION NEXT TIME. THANKS FOR SHARING! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/15/2008
I had lost my own date pudding reicipe and thought I would give this a try but it was terribly sweet (3 cups of sugar) and the natural rich taste of the dates was lost. Out of my family three members ate it but three of us found it inedible. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2006
I was thrilled to find this recipe. My mother's best friend always made this date pudding at Christmas when I was a child but I had never been able to replicate it before. Thanks! Read More
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