Cape Brandy Pudding

READY IN: 17mins
Recipe by Bokenpop aka Madele

This traditional South African pudding was doubtlessly created with cold winter's nights in mind! Delectable and filling, this date and nut pudding with its syrup topping is a must for your repertoire of desserts.

Top Review by Shirls in SA

Oh wow do you know how hard it has been to get hold of this recipe? And I've never seen a microwave version. Thanks so much!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour boiling water over dates, set aside to soften.
  2. Add bicarb, butter and sugar and blend well.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together and fold into the date mixture.
  4. Add egg and walnuts and mix.
  5. Lightly grease a microwave pan and bake for 5 –6 minutes on 100% power.
  6. For the syrup combine sugar, water and butter in a glass bowl and microwave on 100% power for 1 – 2 minutes until boiling point.
  7. Stir in vanilla and brandy.
  8. Pour hot syrup over warm tart.
  9. Serve with cream.

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