Sticky Date Pudding

This is my far the most moist cake I have eaten.


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Prep: 10 mins | Cook time: 40 mins | Serves: 6-8


What you will need:

  • A cake tin
  • 1 3/4 Cups of self raising flour, sifted
  • 125g Butter at room temperature
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 2x Eggs
  • 1 Tsp vanilla essence
  • 250g Pitted dates
  • 1 1/2 Cups of boiling water with 1 tsp of bicarb soda in a bowl

Pudding sauce:

  • 300ml Cream
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 60g Butter
  • 1/2 Tsp vanilla essence



    • Start by heating the oven to 180 °C and greasing a cake tin with some butter 
    • Soak the dates into the bowl of boiling water and set aside
    • Add the sugar, vanilla essence and butter into a bowl and beat until light and fluffy
    • Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat them into the mixture
    • Fold in the flour and pitted dates into the mixture
    • Pour into your cake tin and bake in the oven for 35-40 mins until a skewer comes out clean
    • While the cake is baking, add the pudding sauce ingredients into a pot and cook on low heat until the sugar has melted and the sauce has thickened and warmed through
    • Once the cake is ready, pour half of the sauce over the top to soak through the cake
    • Serve warm with some extra sauce over the top and enjoy!