Recipe By Lian W
Published Mar 5th
Prep 40m Cook 35m Additional 15m Ready In 90m
Servings 12 puddings Calories 551

This rich, delicious, and luxurious dessert is a great comfort food on a cold winter’s night.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 ½ ounces dark chocolate, grated
  • 7 ounces chopped pitted dates
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • ¾ cup superfine (castor) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar for dusting
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12 cup muffin tin. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and chocolate in a small bowl, and set aside.
  2. 2 Bring the dates and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Remove from the heat, and stir in the baking soda. Allow the mixture to stand for 5 minutes, then scrape into a blender, and carefully puree until smooth; set aside.
  3. 3 Cream 1/4 cup of butter together with the superfine sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition. Fold in the flour mixture and the date puree until well blended. Spoon into the prepared muffin cups.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Meanwhile, stir together the cream, brown sugar, and 1 cup of butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat until the butter melts; set aside.
  5. 5 When the puddings have baked for 25 minutes, remove them from the oven, and cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove the puddings from the muffin tin, and place them onto a baking sheet. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the sauce over each pudding, then return to the oven and bake for 5 minutes more.
  6. 6 To serve, spoon some of the sauce onto the bottom of a dessert plate, and place a pudding on top. Lightly dust with confectioners' sugar, and top with a 1/4 cup scoop of ice cream. Repeat with the remaining date puddings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 551
  • Carbohydrate 64.4 g
  • Cholesterol 123.5 mg
  • Fat 32.7 g
  • Fiber 1.9 g
  • Protein 4.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 20.1 g
  • Sodium 335.4 mg
  • Sugar 49 g


  1. it was OK!
  2. A great recipe YUMMMYY! I did few alterations I replaced dark choco (didn't have any) with coca powder and I have cut back half of the sauce. I HIGHLY recommend it.
  3. This was absolutely amazing!! I made it just to get rid of some dates that I had and was VERY pleasantly surprised. I don't think I would only make half of the sauce as one reviewer suggested. All of the sauce will be used up. I invited my critical neighbour over to try it and - Read more ...
  4. I love 'sticky date pudding' but I leave the chocolate out and I also add 1 tbls of dark rum
  5. This was great! everyone simply loved it!! I would reduce the sauce by half next time tho..
  6. This was FANTASTIC! I made mini cakes as well as muffins and they turned out soft and fluffy! I haven't tried the sauce. Just made the cakes. I did make a few changes cut the sugar down (out of 375g - 200g) 1/3 of the flour I used wholemeal flour used self raising instead of - Read more ...
  7. Wow what a winner. I made this for a group of mates for an after bbq pudding and went down a treat as it was a really cold night and the guys were frozen. Having individual servings was fantastic and made a double recipe so have frozen the few that were left over. They are - Read more ...
  8. Wonderful recipe. Didn't change a thing besides reducing the sauce part by half. Family loves them. All the ladies at ladies night raved. The guys at work couldn't get enough. And me... I would say this is one of my favorite puddings. If your concerned about it tasting like dates two of my children don't - Read more ...
  9. Delicious! I've been searching for a sticky toffee pudding recipe like the kind I had in Edinburgh and this is pretty darn close. Definitely 5 stars for taste but 3 stars for the process and amount of dishes you get dirty. As others have stated this would be great for dinner parties since it makes - Read more ...
  10. My husband and I now live in Ireland. This was excellent! I no longer own a food processor so I simply "cooked" the dates until they were smooth. Having read lots of Sticky Pudding recipes I desired a thicker sauce. I cooked the sauce to more of a caramel. Removed the puddings from the pan - Read more ...

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