Sticky Date Pudding


May 7, 2021

Moist sticky date pudding infused with and served with extra caramel toffee sauce

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 20 mins
  • Yields: 8



250g pitted fresh dates, diced fine. (Appox. 300g when purchased with pits in)

1 tsp bicarb of soda

1 ¼ cups boiling water

100g butter

½ tsp vanilla essence

1 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs

2 cups self raising flour


300ml cooking cream

½ tsp vanilla essence

1 cup packed brown sugar

80g butter


1Place dates, bicarb and boiling water in bowl to soak for 15mins

2Line slow cooker with baking paper and spritz lightly with non stick spray

3Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla

4Add eggs one at a time and combine each one into the mix

5Add flour and soaked dates mixture (with any remaining water included) and fold through to combine

6Pour this pudding mix into a slow cooker lined with baking paper

7Cook on HIGH with tea towel trick for approx. 1hr 10minutes, or until cooked through when skewer inserted in middle comes out clean

8(Times will vary between slow cookers as the larger the cooker the thinner the pudding and the faster it will cook. I used a 5L slow cooker for this recipe)

9Turn slow cooker off but leave pudding sit in the warm cooker while you make the sauce

10On stove top combine all sauce ingredients.

11Stir as you bring it to the boil then turn back to a simmer for 5-10mins until thickened slightly. Stirring continuously. Remove from heat.

12Lift pudding out of slow cooker by baking paper and place on serving dish. Poke holes all over the pudding with a wooden skewer. Pour half of the sauce mix over the pudding slowly to allow it to soak down through these holes.

13Slice pudding into serves and use remaining sauce to drizzle over each plate when served. Add vanilla ice cream on the side and enjoy this amazing sweet treat!

14This recipe is also in our new book READY SET SLOW

Submitted by Paulene Christie


7 Reviews

Tea Towel Trick explained HERE


May 24, 2022

What is the tea towel trick please?

Rodney this one won’t fit in a 1.5L so best to use a larger cooker 🙂

Rodney Mayfield

May 16, 2022

could you do this recipe in a 1.5L baby SC

Kathryn round

July 21, 2021

Gorgeous pudding easy to make.


July 19, 2021

OMG! It’s perfect tasting. I have 3.5L slow cooker so it was a bit over 2hrs.


July 14, 2021

Loved it and so easy, will be making this for family get togethers. Pretty sure this is going to become our new family favourite. And who said I couldn’t make dessert!

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