Ginger Sticky Date Pudding with Killinchy Gold Pure Vanilla Ice Cream

Recipe submitted by Killinchy Gold Facebook promotion winner Louise


  • 1 1/4 cups pitted dates, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 60g butter, chopped
  • 3/4 cup Soft Brown or Dark Cane Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup self-raising flour

Caramel Sauce:

  • 2 cups Soft Brown or Chelsea Dark Cane Sugar
  • 250ml cream
  • 50g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


  • Preheat oven to 180°C
  • Grease deep 20cm round cake tin, line base with baking paper
  • Combine dates, boiling water and soda in bowl
  • Stand for 5 minutes
  • Blend or process date mixture with butter and sugar until almost smooth, add eggs and flour, mixing until just combined
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan
  • Bake 45-50 minutes or until cooked through
  • Cover with foil during baking if over browning
  • While cooking make the Caramel Sauce
    • Combine all ingredients in medium pan, stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved and butter melted- it will get thick and bubble
  • Serve with caramel sauce poured over the top with Killinchy Gold ice cream- my favourites with this recipe are Killinchy Gold Gold Rock Hokey Pokey or Killinchy Gold Pure Vanilla