Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is a gooey and rich dessert. This is a great showstopper...for when you want to impress that special person
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 8 ounces dates, chopped
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 cup butter, room temperature
- 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 3⁄4 tablespoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup heavy cream, whipped
- Butter a 9" round or square baking pan with 1 tbls butter.
- Place dates in saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Add baking soda, Set aside.
- In a bowl, cream 1/2 cup butter, the 5 tbls granualted sugar and the eggs, adding one at a time.
- Mix well after each egg addition. Gently fold in flour, salt and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Slowly stir in baking powder and 1/2 cup of the date cooking liquid until cake mixture resembles thick pancake batter.
- Discard remaining cooking liquid. Stir in dates.
- Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350* for 30-40 minutes or until cooked in center.
- Make a sauce by combining 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup heavy cream, brown sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Drizzle some of the sauce over the cake as it is cooling.
- Serve the remainder of sauce seperately. Garnish with whipped cream.I sometimes use Cool Whip.to save fat grahams.
Unbelievably delicious. Sticky, sweet perfection; and I'm not one for dates...
We went to Australia in 2009. Sticky date pudding was one of our highlights in the food department. This recipe is pretty much spot on! There were 8 of us and even the picky eaters loved it!