Sticky Date Pudding with Rum Caramel Sauce

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Whole Wheat Dessert, Eggless Dessert, Butter less Dessert, Olive Oil in BakingIf you want something rich, delicious, and luxurious, try this Sticky date Pudding with Rum Caramel Sauce.  The decadent rum caramel sauce makes adds loads of flavor and moistness to this already rich cake. And I’m not kidding! This dessert will make you HAPPY Perfect for fall evenings to autumn tea parties to long winter nights. Cozy up with your loved ones and enjoy this deliriously delicious sticky date pudding.

I made this Sticky Date Pudding with Rum Sauce, keeping my Ma in my mind. Mother’s Day is this month and I wanted to make something that she would actually like, and dedicate a post to her. Well, honestly speaking, all my recipes have her touch in some way or other.., so it doesn’t really make sense to dedicate only this one to her.

So, why the Rum Caramel Sauce then?Optimized-Date Cake 1Went out for dessert and drinks last Friday with a friend. We ordered this Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce. It was DELICIOUS. The Date pudding with the rum caramel sauce was warm and then it was topped with cold vanilla ice cream.

Date cakes are not new to me.  I invariably always make them, every time my parents visit me here. But this time, I added this Rum Caramel sauce as a twist and also instead of baking the date cake in a loaf pan, I baked these small mini cakes. That way, I don’t have to pour hot Rum Caramel Sauce on the whole loaf.

These individual servings are best when people are picky about how they want it. Speaking for myself, I want my Sticky Date Puddings with Rum Caramel Sauce a little warmed up and then topped with some good vanilla ice cream.

I also made these cakes with whole wheat flour and added neither eggs and nor butter.

If I have to bake one dessert for my mom, it has to be this Sticky Date Pudding. She would skip the Rum Caramel Sauce and the Ice cream, but she would gladly enjoy the mini-date cakes with her tea. She doesn’t add any sugar or milk in her tea. And these mini-Date cakes go perfectly with black coffee or tea.Sticky-Date-Pudding-with-Rum-Caramel-Sauce


Optimized-Date Cake 4Now to the recipe –


For the Date Cakes

  • 1 and 1/2 cups or 180 grams whole wheat flour or APF
  • 1/2 cup/60 gram sugar (you can also opt for no sugar if the dates are sweet)
  • 30 seedless dates
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tea spoon baking soda
  • 2 tea spoons baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 Tea spoon vanilla essence

For the Rum Carmel Sauce

  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum (Optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cold unsalted butter


  • Preheat over to 350 degrees F/180 degree C
  • Slightly butter the muffin tins
  • Pour the milk on the dates and warm in the Microwave for a minute or two. This will soften the dates
  • Grind the dates along with the milk in a blender.
  • Add the sugar and oil to this date mixture and mix well.
  • Shift the whole wheat, salt, and soda together and mix the dry mixture into the wet mixture.
  • Do not over mix. Just mix enough with a spatula so that they all blend together. Stir in the vanilla essence.
  • Pour the mixture into the muffin tins and bake for 35/40 minutes
  • For the Rum Carmel sauce –
    • Combine the sugar and hot water in a heavy saucepan, and cook until the sugar has dissolved. Continue to cook until the mixture thickens and turns a deep brown color, 5 to 8 minutes.
    • Remove the pan from the heat and immediately add the heavy cream (be careful — the mixture will splatter). Return the pan to the heat and reduce the heat to medium. Cook until the sauce is thick and creamy, stirring occasionally to help incorporate the cream, about 5 minutes.
    • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the rum, vanilla, and butter.


Pour warm rum caramel sauce on the date cakes and then top with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. Drizzle some more sauce on top and enjoy.

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Lemon Bundt Cakes, How to Make Lemon Bundt Cakes

Masala Chai Breakfast Cake

Olive Oil Date Loaf Cake (Eggless)

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Author: MyYellowApron

I’m scrappy, weird and goofy. I’m a snob when it comes to a LOT of things.., Mainly – coffee, wine and chocolates. I laugh loud and yell louder. I run fast, but walk slow. I love walking long walks with a hot mug of coffee held tight between my hands. I have lonely eyes and a kind heart. I forgive but rarely forget. I remember the silliest of things and forget important matters. I love to run, read, cook and entertain. I draw inspirations from anything and everything aesthetic. There are numerous people who have and still continue to enrich my life in many good ways. I will remain indebted to them – Always. My dad is my biggest fan when it comes to cooking. I could see his eyes light up every time I serve something. My mom’s agility and affectionate nature that reflects on her food is something I’m still trying to master. Travel fascinates me amongst other things. Leave me in Venice and I would get lost in its timeless beauty – The canals. The piazzas. The art. The espresso. Leave me in NYC and I would tirelessly walk the length and breadth of the city (after all, There is always something open 24 hours a day). Through this blog, I am hoping to bring in my passion and love for a few things – Cooking, Travel, Kids, Coffee, Clothes and in the interim learn more myself. Hope I am able to do justice to my PASSION.

58 thoughts

  1. These look so good!! Never had dates before so now I have to try them. I love caramel so this looks perfect for a delicious dessert.

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  2. Ok, this looks like a decadent treat and with that caramel sauce, I would be over the moon about it!


  3. Beautiful recipe! It’s definitely worth making especially for someone as special as our mom. I think it’s nice that you added the caramel rum sauce.


  4. This looks so delicious and perfectly timed! I have a package of dates left I need to use and had no idea what to make! yay!


  5. Wow this is just beautiful!!!! I never thought to use dates in this way! They must be so good with that sauce too!!!


  6. These look delicious! I love that you used muffin tins so they are already in individual servings for people.


  7. There is no sugar noted in ingredients list for sauce. Please verify ingredients in both pieces of recipe.

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  8. This looks gorgeous … and I love the sound of that rum caramel sauce. This is my first time visiting your blog and I have to say, its beautiful. I can’t wait to see more.


  9. Hi may i know if i can use this as a normal cake without the dates. As i like the eggless recipe but do not favour dates


  10. Hi..this is my first time on your blog and i am hooked.i would like to try this but just wanna ask if i can replace wholewheat with all-purpose flour for a lighter texture?

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  11. Hi I want to try this recipe for my husbands birthday, using a bundt tin! Can you tell me how much time I will need to bake the cake for amd would I use the same temperature for the oven?


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