Slow Cooker Sticky date Puddings with Butterscotch Sauce


January 27, 2015

Slow Cooker Sticky date Puddings with Butterscotch Sauce 0 0 5 0
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
  • 20 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr 50 mins

  • Yields: up to 6 individual


Melted butter, to grease

285g (1 3/4 cups) pitted dates, halved

250ml (1 cup) boiling water

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

80g butter, at room temperature

100g (1/2 cup) caster sugar

2 eggs

115g (3/4 cup) self-raising flour, sifted

75g (1/2 cup) plain flour, sifted

185ml (3/4 cup) pouring cream

160g (1 cup, lightly packed) brown sugar

60g unsalted butter, chopped

Double cream or custard to serve


1Step 1 Preheat slow cooker on low. Brush or spray chosen mini bowls or cups for individual servings

2Step 2 Combine the dates, water and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl. Set aside for 10 minutes to soften. Use a fork to coarsely mash or process the dates before soaking.

3Step 3 Use an electric beater to beat the butter and caster sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in the date mixture and the combined flour. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pans and smooth the surfaces. Cook for 1.5 to 2 hours on low (depends on individual slow cookers) or until the surfaces spring back when lightly tapped.

4Use a tea towel under the lid while cooking to stop moisture. Set aside for 5 minutes to stand before turning onto a wire rack to cool slightly.

5Step 4 Meanwhile, place the pouring cream, brown sugar and unsalted butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until smooth.

6Step 5 Top with double cream or custard and drizzle over the sauce to serve.

Submitted by Stacey Guimaraes


7 Reviews

Katherine Elder

April 17, 2021

Definitely a must!!!
I made this tonight and it was amazing!!!
My husband posted on Facebook saying how much he loved me for making it!!!


June 20, 2018

Will sure try this it looks great and so easy

If your prefer not to dry cook in your cooker you could certainly sit them in some shallow water 🙂


June 8, 2018

No water in the bottom Paulene?

Low 🙂
It says that in step 1 but I can see how it could be overlooked by the time you get to cooking time so I’ve added it in there now also 🙂


December 2, 2015

Do you cook them on low or high? Thank you

Melissa McClelland

November 26, 2015

This is so good! my daughter had two, and she doesnt even like dates!! love it 🙂

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