This pudding is sure to be a winner for winter.


  • Pudding

  • 200g coarsely chopped dried dates

  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda

  • 1 ¼ cups boiling water

  • 60ml olive oil

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup self raising flour

  • ¼ teaspoon mixed spice

  • 2 eggs

  • Butterscotch sauce

  • 160g butter

  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup (250ml) thickened cream


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180°c. Grease and line a 20cm cake pan with baking paper.

  • 2.

    To make pudding, place dates, soda and water into a medium heatproof bowl and stand for 5-10 minutes.

  • 3.

    Place date mixture, oil and sugar in a food processor and pulse 3 times.

  • 4.

    Add remaining ingredients and pulse mixture until just combined. Scrape down sides of bowl if necessary. Do not over process.

  • 5.

    Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Remove from oven and stand for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.

  • 6.

    Meanwhile, to make sauce, place all ingredients in a small saucepan over a low heat. Stir until sugar has dissolved and ingredients are well combined.

  • 7.

    Serve warm.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (8 servings)

  • Energy 628kj
  • Fat Total 35g
  • Saturated Fat 18g
  • Protein 4g
  • Carbohydrate 76g
  • Sugar 62g
  • Sodium 44mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Preparation Time: 25 min + standing

Cooking Time: 1 hour

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