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5 from 3 votes

Carrot Pudding

An old-fashioned pudding that's sweet, light and oh-so-lovely.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian, British
Keyword: sweet carrot pudding
Servings: 12 mini puddings
Calories: 302kcal


Sweet Carrot Pudding

  • 1 1/2 cups SR flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup finely chopped dates
  • 1 cup sultanas
  • 1/4 cup chopped mixed peel
  • 3/4 cup finely grated carrot
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry jam (or any other dark jam)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 40 grams butter

Warm Vanilla Sauce

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 50 grams butter
  • 50 grams Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 pinch nutmeg


Sweet Carrot Pudding

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius (fan-forced).
  • Sift flour, salt, bicarb soda and spices into a large bowl.
  • Add dates, sultanas, peel and carrot and stir to combine.
  • Combine milk and jam and whisk to combine.
  • Mix butter and sugar in a stand mixer on med-high for 3 minutes.
  • Add milk and jam along with butter and sugar mixture to the bowl and stir all ingredients well to combine. The mixture should be a little more moist than scone mixture.
  • Spoon mixture into well-greased patty tins (12 cups, unlined/no cases.)
  • Sit patty tins into a larger baking tray and add water to the bottom of the tray so the bottom 1/3 of the patty tins are sitting in water.
  • Place trays into oven and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Once removed from the oven, allow to cool for 10 minutes before easing each pudding out of the tin to serve. (Or allow to cool completely and warm to serve later - or enjoy cold if you prefer!)

Warm Vanilla Sauce

  • Whisk sugar, cornflour, salt and water in a saucepan. Heat, continuing to stir regularly, until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Add warm sauce when serving puddings.


Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 1605IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg