Healthy Sticky Caramel Date Pudding

26 January 2016

Dates have got to be my absolute favourite thing to nibble on! I absolutely love them! Dates are truly nature’s candy. They are rich in fibre and energy, making them the perfect pre-workout snack. They are also rich in potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron and are a potent source of antioxidants. Now to make these nutritious delights even more delicious. Enter this incredible sticky caramel date pudding! Warning on this one…its sooo good you may end up eating the whole thing on your own!


Serves 8-12 | Ready in 1hr 10mins

Ingredients for Cake

 1/2 cups almond meal

1 cup chopped pitted dates

1 cup boiling water

1/3 cup coconut sugar

2 eggs

2 tbs. coconut oil

1 tsp. 100% vanilla extract

1 tsp. baking powder (optional)

Ingredients for Caramel Sauce

1 cup coconut cream

1/2 cup macadamia nut butter

1/3 cup coconut sugar

2 tbs. coconut oil

1 tsp. 100% vanilla extract


Step 1:

Preheat oven to 180°C and line a 20 cm cake tin with baking paper.

Step 2:

In a bowl place the dates and boiling water. Leave these to soak until the dates become soft.

Step 3:

Meanwhile, cream the coconut sugar and melted coconut oil in a blender until a paste forms. Add the eggs and vanilla extract, mix until combined.

Step 4:

In a separate bowl combine almond meal, baking powder and date/water mixture together.

Add the coconut oil/sugar batter and mix until well combined.

Step 5:

Transfer the batter in to the prepared cake tin and place in to the oven for 45 minutes until lightly golden. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before turning out on to a cooling rack.

Step 6: Prepare Caramel Sauce

In a medium heat sauce pan melt the coconut oil, macadamia nut butter and sugar together.

Add the coconut cream and vanilla and continue to stir for 5 minutes, taking care not to let it boil! Stir until smooth.

Step 7:

Give it a taste and let me know what you think!

To Serve

Cut a slice of sticky date and pour the caramel sauce over the top!


Yours in Health Always




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