Southern Sticky Date Pudding!

Sticky Date Pudding With Caramel Sauce is a Southern Treat!


Sticky Date Pudding is an easy dessert that is great anytime of the year. This recipe has been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember and we always bake the Date Pudding in a cast iron skillet.  Date Pudding bakes with a luscious gooey layer of caramel sauce under the tender cake that is filled with dates and pecans.  Scoop up some Sticky Date Pudding and top it off with a big dollop of Homemade Whipped Cream and get ready to swoon!

Let’s Start Baking!

This is a “Make Life Special” quick and easy dessert so grab your cast iron skillet and let’s start baking!

Sticky Date Pudding in a Cast Iron Skillet

Sticky Date Pudding With Caramel Sauce

Yield: 8
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This is a "Make Life Special" Southern treat! Grab your cast iron skillet and get ready to bake!


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water and 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Combine warm water and dark brown sugar in a 10 inch cast iron skillet. Set aside.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour this batter into the syrup.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. The top should be lightly browned.
  4. Serve warm with whipped cream.

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Here are the ingredients…

Southern Date Pudding Ingredients


Combine the warm water and dark brown sugar in 10 inch cast iron skillet and set aside.

Mix the remaining ingredients together.

Mixing the Southern Date Pudding

Pour the batter into the syrup mixture and it’s ready for the oven!

Pour Southern Date Pudding batter into Cast Iron Skillet


Southern Date Pudding Ready for the Oven

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

Spoon warm date pudding into serving bowls and top with a dollop of whipped cream.


I made this dessert on the WBTV Charlotte Morning Show and the hosts LOVED it!  This is truly a taste of the South in your mouth!  And best of all, this takes less than an hour to make!

Remember…Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy! 

Note:  Photography for this recipe was provided by Martha Ruppert and we would like to thank her for a great job!

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