How to Make Sticky Date Pudding

Updated on September 28, 2018
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I love baking of all types: cakes, biscuits, donuts, cookies, pies, bread, muffins, and much more!

Sticky toffee pudding.
Sticky toffee pudding.

Yesterday, I baked a sticky English toffee pudding. It was delicious. The gooey and sticky toffee on top just melted in my mouth. The recipe was quite easy. If you like dates, this recipe is a must try!

I love dates. They are sweet and sticky. During a fasting month, we break our fast by eating dates and drinking water. It helps us avoid overeating once the fast is over. Scientifically, dates are good for your health. They are rich in several vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Some health specialists have said that eating one date per day is necessary for a balanced and healthy diet.

I made this recipe once, but it wasn't perfect—and I nailed it this time. My husband loved it so much. He wants me to bake the pudding for Thanksgiving this year!


  • 1 cup pitted dates, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar (reduce the sugar if you prefer not sweet)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg

For syrup:

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar (reduce the sugar if you prefer not sweet)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a baking pan. In a medium bowl, combine dates, baking soda, and boiling water.
  2. In another bowl, beat 6 tablespoons butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until blended. Reduce speed and add baking powder, and flour. Beating to combine. Add date mixture and beat until evenly combine.
  3. Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Bake for 40 minutes (baking time may be vary) or until pudding is golden. Insert a toothpick in the center of pudding and if it comes clean, the pudding is cooked.
  4. In the meantime, in a pan, heat brown sugar, cream and 4 tablespoons butter to boiling over a medium heat. Boil until the mixture melted together.
  5. Take the pudding, spread the mixture on top evenly and broiler for about 30 seconds or until the mixture is bubbly.
  6. Take the pudding out and let it cool for 15 minutes before served.

Photo Tutorial: Baking & Cooling

Pitted dates, chopped.
Pitted dates, chopped.
Soak dates with baking soda and boiling water in a bowl.
Soak dates with baking soda and boiling water in a bowl.
Beat butter and sugar until creamy.
Beat butter and sugar until creamy.
Add egg, vanilla, flour, baking powder, and dates mixture.
Add egg, vanilla, flour, baking powder, and dates mixture.
Beat the mixture until combine together.
Beat the mixture until combine together.
The batter is ready.
The batter is ready.
Pour batter into a greased baking pan.
Pour batter into a greased baking pan.
Let it cool.
Let it cool.
A sliced of sticky toffee pudding.
A sliced of sticky toffee pudding.
Perfect dessert.
Perfect dessert.

Questions & Answers

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      • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR


        10 months ago from Herriman,UT

        Yes, I agree. You should try it!

      • RTalloni profile image


        10 months ago from the short journey

        This would be an amazing treat to serve guests.

      • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR


        20 months ago from Herriman,UT


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        Shaila Sheshadri 

        20 months ago

        This pudding looks delicious. I like dates. I will try this recipe once.


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