Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

Ideal for the festive season or winter months!

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this irresistible sticky date pudding recipe. Drench in butterscotch sauce and a dollop of ice cream!

Recipe Author:

Chelsea Sugar


  • 1¼ cups pitted dates, chopped
  • 1¼ cups boiling water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 60g butter, cubed, softened
  • ¾ cup Chelsea Soft Brown or Dark Cane Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
Butterscotch Sauce
  • 2 cups Chelsea Soft Brown or Chelsea Dark Cane Sugar
  • 250ml cream
  • 50g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
View Method Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C fan-forced.
  2. Grease a deep 20cm square cake tin or a loaf tin.
  3. Line the base of the tin with baking paper.
  4. In a large bowl combine dates, boiling water, and soda, let it stand for 5 minutes.
  5. Then add the butter and sugar and stir until combined.
  6. Add eggs and flour, and mix until just combined.
  7. Pour mixture into the prepared tin.
  8. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until cooked through.
  9. Stand for 10 minutes before turning out of the tin.
  10. Slice and serve warm with hot Butterscotch Sauce poured over the top.
Butterscotch Sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized pan, stir over low heat until the sugar is dissolved and the butter has melted.


Add a dash of lemon to reduce the sweetness

View Ingredients Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
View Method Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
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