Slow Cooker Sticky Date Pudding

This sweet slow cooker sticky date pudding is the perfect way to finish off a busy day. It’s relatively easy to get cooking and tastes amazing.

Slow Cooker Sticky Date Pudding

This delicious pudding cooks out to be incredibly moist and fluffy. By the end of cooking, you should also have a thick sweet sauce that just matches the pudding perfectly. To top this dish off, I highly recommend serving it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Make sure you don’t throw out any leftovers as they will reheat perfectly. Thanks to the pudding being really moist you won’t end up with dry leftovers. Just keep them stored covered in the fridge or freezer and reheat in the microwave or oven whenever you’re ready to eat. If you can’t be bothered reheating the pudding, then you will find that it is still surprisingly good cold.

Self-saucing puddings turn out absolutely great when they’re cooked in a slow cooker. This positive is mainly due to the way they cook by keeping the majority of the moisture inside the pot. The result is an incredibly moist and gooey pudding that will please anyone who loves sweets. It’s also the perfect way to feed a crowd without needing lots of baking dishes.

Sticky Date Pudding

This pudding is fine just on its own and doesn’t need anything extra to go with it. With that said, ice cream or heavy cream goes perfectly on top. It just comes down to personal preferences, keep in mind extras will add more calories to this tasty slow cooker dessert.

The cooking times for this pudding is very forgiving thanks to the sauce. Just keep in mind the longer you cook it, the less sauce you will have by the end of cooking as the pudding will absorb it.

All the steps to making this slow cooker sticky date pudding is right below. Alternatively, be sure to check out the video below as it will take you through all the steps to making this delicious dessert.

Slow Cooker Sticky Date Pudding

Prep time
30 Minutes
Cook time
4 Hours & 30 Minutes
Total time
5 Hours


  • 250g (8.8 oz) pitted dates, chopped
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 375ml (12.6 fl oz) boiling water
  • 100g (3.5 oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 200g (7 oz) brown sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 250g (8.8 oz) self-rising flour


  • 150g (5.3 oz) brown sugar
  • 80g (2.8 oz) golden syrup
  • 750ml (25 fl oz) boiling water


  1. In a bowl, combine the dates with the baking soda and boiling water.
  2. In a different bowl, add the butter, sugar, vanilla and beat together until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs one by one until well combined.
  4. Add the flour, dates (including the water) and mix together until well combined.
  5. Lightly grease a slow cooker and pour in the sticky date pudding mix.
  6. On top of the pudding mix, scatter the brown sugar and honey.
  7. Slowly pour in the boiling water.
  8. Cook on low for 4 hours.
  9. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • To avoid the egg splitting when you beat them into the butter make sure both your butter and eggs are at room temperature. If they do split then don’t be afraid just to continue, there will be very little difference at the end of cooking.
  • You can make this sticky date pudding gluten free by merely exchanging the self-rising flour for a gluten-free version.
  • If you don’t like chunks of dates in your puddings, then you can blitz the date mix before adding it to the flour.
  • You can make this pudding in the slow cooker without the sauce. Just keep in mind it might not be nearly as moist and gooey.

Nutritional Information

If you’re worried about how much this might impact your diet, then you can find the nutritional information below.

I hope this helps you so that you’re able to decide if this is ok for you or not. Please keep in mind this is just an estimate and doesn’t include extras such as ice cream

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 367g (12.95 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 641 Calories from Fat 100.8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.2g 17%
Saturated Fat 6.3g 32%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 556mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 133g 44%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 97g
Protein 7g 14%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

If you’re not feeling like dates, then there is a ton of other delicious puddings that you can cook in the slow cooker. For example, the self-saucing chocolate pudding is one of my favorites and perfect for anyone who is a huge fan of chocolate desserts.

Personally, I absolutely love this slow cooker sticky date pudding, and I do hope that you will too. If you have any feedback, tips, variations, then please feel free to leave a comment below.

Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.


  1. Jc on

    What is Golden Syrup?

    1. Gus on

      It is like treacle or honey, and both will be fine to substitute the golden syrup. You can get golden syrup at most supermarkets but depends on where you live.

  2. Scott on

    This is a great recipe, I used good old Canadian maple syrup instead of the corn syrup, and coconut sugar instead of brown sugar and it came out fabulous. I also like to spice it up for Christmas with some cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg!

    I gave this recipe 5 / 5

  3. Jenee on

    Can I double this recipe? Will it change the cooking time?

    1. Gus on

      Yes it should still work fine. Most likely, it may require a 1-2 more hours but I would just keep an eye on it after the first 4 hours.

  4. Olivia on

    Has anyone made this recipe gluten free? I am thinking of making thus gluten free but I am not sure how it’ll turn out.

    1. Joy C on

      Olivia, I’m going to make it gluten free (so will add either an extra egg – which is a tip given to me a long time ago, or Xanthan gum). I’m going to use Almond flour and baking flour.

  5. Joy C on

    Does the pudding hold its shape? and how low will it keep? I’d like to make it for Christmas for about 12, so I will double the quantity.

  6. Christine Gardner on

    Hi! I’m just about to try this recipe out! Does it freeze well if I want to wait till Christmas to eat?

    1. Gus on

      I haven’t tested it to see if it freezes well but I can’t see why it wouldn’t. The sauce should stop it from drying out.

  7. Jasmine on

    Just made the mixture And is ready to put in slow cooker but it is literally Light liquid is this right?

    1. Gus on

      The pudding batter should be quite thick. The sauce will be like water but will thicken after a few hours of cooking. The video shows a good example of how it should look.

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