Mom's Date Pudding Cake

My mom use to make this when I was growing up. It’s very rich so a little goes a long way. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Mom’s Date Pudding Cake


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 tablespoons butter


1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease one 9×13 inch baking pan.

2 Combine the sugar, flour, milk, salt, dates, nut, vanilla and baking powder and mix well. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

3 In a saucepan over medium heat combine the brown sugar, water and butter or margarine and bring to boil. Pour brown sugar mixture over batter.

4 Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minute or until the cake tests done. Serve warm with whipped cream.


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