STIcky Date Pudding

This is by far the best Sticky Date Pudding that i have had. The best dark and sticky pudding.  I make it in two different ways. I bake the cake and make the sauce to serve over it or i pour it over it and bake to make it more stickier. 


Serves : 10

For the cake
200 gms – Soft dates, pitted and chopped
250 ml – Water
2 nos – Eggs
65 gms – Butter, room temperature
160 gms – Dark brown sugar
3/4 tsps – Baking soda
100 gms – All purpose flour
50 gms – Wheat flour (i used Ashirwad Atta)
1 tbsps – Baking powder

For the sauce
100 gms – dark brown sugar
20 gms – Dates, pitted and chopped
50 ml – Water
160 ml – Fresh cream
1 tbsp – Butter

For the cake
In a large sauce pan bring chopped dates and water to a boil. Add baking soda and mix well. The mixture will bubble up and rise a little. The dates will also turn blackish in colour. Cook this mixture over low flame for 5 mins or till all the water is evaporated and the dates are cooked and soft. Remove from flame and let it cool.

Seive baking powder , wheat flour and all purpose flour together for 4 to 5 times.

Preapare a bread loaf by greasing and lining it with grease proof paper.

Preheat the oven to 160°C.

In a mixing bowl beat the sugar and butter till creamy using a hand blender. Add eggs one by one and beat till mixed well. I say this everytime, keep the ingredients at room temperature, and you will not have a curdled mixture. But, still if the mixture looks curdled add a spoon of the flour that you have ready for the cake.

Add half the flour mixture and half of the cooled dates mixture to the egg butter mix and fold it using a spatula. Mix well befor adding the rest of the flour and date mixture. Mix everything well and pour the batter into the prepared tin.

Smoothen the top snd bake it for 40 minutes or till the skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.

For the sauce
Boil dates in the water till dates are cooked well and soft. Once cooked, remove from heat and cool it. Blend it into a smooth paste and seive it.

Take all the ingredients in a saucepan heat gently till everythng comes together. Add the dates paste and gently boil till the sauce thickens.

Pour the warm sauce over the warm cake and bake it again in the oven for 5 mins, till the sauce starts bubbling up. This step makes the sauce seep in makes it further sticky.


Slice the cake and pour the sauce generously over it and serve.

Recipe Courtesy: Good Parsi Wife


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18 thoughts on “STIcky Date Pudding

  1. Madhuri, its amazing to see how you use such basic backdrops to give a stunning look to all your photographs! I really need to learn this art from you. Your recipes, blog, photographs.. they are lovely, and really inspiring !
    Please be my mentor specially for food photography :)
    — Aditi Gupta

  2. Lovely recipe, gonna try this for sure. Quick question – is it 1 tablespoon baking powder or 1 teaspoon baking powder?

  3. Super yummy and health recipe. Will try it this weekend. But just one question is that can we use white sugar instead of brown sugar ?

  4. I tried this for Eid dessert and i served my family today morning ( i had made it yesterday with the sauce poured in ) and it was yumm! Sadly i cudnt even take a pic but way too happy because it was toooooo good! Love your recipe now i may try more of ur recipe ! Keep going ;) psst..! Love ur blog and piks in insta! 😍👌🏻

    1. Haha I have had such situations too when it’s gone before you know. But that’s the best part 😊 Thanks for writing back Prth, I am glad you and your family loved it :) Happy EID to you and your family 😊

  5. Hi Madhuri,

    Your picture of this dates pudding in Instagram brought me here and I am definitely gonna try this recipe this weekend. One quick question, I don’t have a hand blender at home so can I beat the sugar and butter, egg mixture using a whisk? I know it’s a lot of hand work but if it will give the same results, I can do it..

    1. Hey Alisa, you can make this a day in advance. Do not then pour the sauce over the cake and bake. Keep them seperate. Warm the cake and serve them separate or pour the sauce over it and bake it for 5 minutes in a preheated oven before serving.

  6. Turned out yummylicious. First time try & was a hit. Loved by all my family. Thanks dear for such a lovely recipie. Also have tried your mawa cake ,just awesome!! 💟

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