Sticky Date Pudding With Caramel Sauce

Recipe by Terese
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 12-14




  • Preheat oven to 180oC.
  • Grease and line the base of 23cm deep round cake tin.
  • Put the dates in a pan with 1 3/4 cups water, bring to the boil then remove from the heat.
  • Add the bicarbonate of soda and ginger and leave to stand for 5 minutes.
  • Coarsley mash with a potato masher.
  • Cream together the butter, sugar and 1 egg.
  • Beat in the remaining eggs one at a time.
  • Once the eggs are well beaten, gently fold in the sifted flour and spices, add the date mixture and stir until well combined.
  • Pour into the tin and bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle.
  • Cover with foil if over browning during cooking.
  • Leave to stand for 5 minutes before turning out onto a serving plate.
  • To make Caramel Sauce: Put all the ingredients in a pan and stir over low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Simmer uncovered, for about 3 minutes, or until thickened slightly.
  • Brush some sauce over the top and sides of the pudding until well glazed.
  • Serve immediately with the sauce and a dollop of cream.