Sticky Date Pudding In a Mug

  • Sticky Date Pudding In a Mug
  • Sticky Date Pudding In a Mug
  • Sticky Date Pudding In a Mug
  • Sticky Date Pudding In a Mug
Ranked: 260th

Rated 4.5 out of 5 based on 13 votes

Ingredients

  • 10 x dates, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tbls boiling water
  • 1/8 tspn bicarb soda
  • 1 1/2 Tbls butter
  • 1 1/2 Tbls brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbls self - raising flour
  • 1/2 x egg beaten
  • 1/2 Tbls walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 x caramel sauce:
  • 1 Tbls butter - extra
  • 1 tspn milk or cream, extra
  • 4 Tbls browns sugar, extra

Method

This recipe is to make 1 mug serving.
*I would recommend making two though so you don’t have to halve an egg*

In a mug place the chopped dates and water. Place in microwave for 50 sec until the dates are softened.
Add the Bicarb soda to the mug and let it sit for a minute and mash roughly with a fork.
Add the butter into the mug and place again in the microwave for 10-15 sec to soften and melt.
Add the sugar, flour and egg to the mug and mix to combine thoroughly with a spoon. Flatten the top of the mixture and sprinkle the walnuts on top.
Place in the microwave on a saucer for 1 minute. It may need a further 10-20 sec to finish it off completely, depending on your microwave.

Basic Caramel Sauce: In an ovenproof ramekin add the extra sugar, butter and milk/cream and place in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Remove and stir and repeat another two to three times depending on your microwave. You will end up with a dark caramel sauce. Drizzle over the sticky date cups and enjoy!

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  • Even though I’m happy to take the long route most times I love me some microwave mug cooking! Great recipe. Very clever!

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    by Sara Y on 12/12/2012, 12:13
    Sara Y
  • Yum, i’m going to have to try this and get back to you!!!

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    by Kim Bailey on 12/12/2012, 13:18
    Kim Bailey
  • I didn’t use any egg which made no difference. I didn’t use any of the “extras”. I began making two mugs but combined them into one very large mug. Easy and very delicious!

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    by Meg Winkler on 22/01/2013, 11:00
    Meg Winkler
  • Found recipe confusing and incomplete, but muddled my way through and the end result was very good.

    Ingredient amounts are for 1 mug. I added the (beaten) egg after the butter and sugar, to the slightly cooled date mixture. “Sr” flour is self rising. Very moist and tasty.

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    by Kelly Galloway on 29/03/2013, 12:01
    Kelly Galloway
    • Hey kelly I will try to make it a litte more straight forward! THanks for the feedback

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      by Melissa Darr on 31/03/2013, 13:15
      Melissa Darr
  • sounds delicious, cant wait to try this!

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    by Sally Davies on 01/04/2013, 21:52
    Sally Davies
  • So delicious! The best mug recipe I’ve tried!

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    by Jessica Tucker on 03/04/2013, 19:31
    Jessica Tucker
    • Thanks for your kind words

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      by Melissa Darr on 05/04/2013, 10:14
      Melissa Darr
  • I just finished dinner and I want one of these.

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    by Anthony Fischbeck on 09/04/2013, 21:31
    Anthony Fischbeck
  • This is superb! Thanks for sharing Melissa!

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    by Joe Gersh on 23/04/2013, 18:53
    Joe Gersh
  • WOW this was so quick and easy and yummy but oh so sweet. Lucky I did a massive workout today. I actually used the whole egg and it turned out great.
    Next time I won’t dump ALL the caramel sauce over the top as I found it too sweet for my tastebuds.
    But I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Thanks Melissa

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    by Melinda Evans on 28/04/2013, 17:34
    Melinda Evans
    • Oh and I used pecans instead of walnuts :)

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      by Melinda Evans on 28/04/2013, 17:36
      Melinda Evans
  • My favourite dessert!

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    by Anna Iles on 13/05/2013, 14:54
    Anna Iles
  • What is bicarb soda? Baking soda? Baking powder? Some combo? Something totally different? Thanks

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    by Julie Thomas on 12/07/2013, 06:40
    Julie Thomas
    • Bicarb soda is baking soda. Same thing! :-)

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      by Melissa Darr on 15/07/2013, 15:34
      Melissa Darr
  • Fantastic idea! :)

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    by Matt Cook on 03/11/2013, 09:14
    Matt Cook
  • Okay, I am confused. What does “10 x” mean? Ten times what? What does the “x” mean?

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    by Ann Paterson on 04/06/2014, 11:39
    Ann Paterson
  • I loved this recipe! So very easy to make and tastes great.

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    by Cath Stonier on 01/07/2014, 20:11
    Cath Stonier
  • Absolutely Amazing. 5 stars but i cant get them to work.

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    by Camille Parsons on 06/07/2014, 15:39
    Camille Parsons