Golden syrup sponge cake

Golden syrup sponge cake


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About this recipe: A moist, surprisingly light sponge made with brown sugar and golden syrup. Made as a traybake, it's easy to ice and serve in squares.

Shineon31 Essex, England, UK

Serves: 8 

  • 100g dark brown soft sugar
  • 200g butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 200g self raising flour

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
  2. Cream together the butter and brown sugar.
  3. Whisk together the eggs and golden syrup and add to the sugar-butter mix.
  4. Fold in the flour, and mix everything really well till it has a smooth consistency.
  5. Pour the mix into a small greased tray bake tin. (Or you could make fairy cakes or a simple round cake with it. You decide!) Sprinkle the top with a little extra brown sugar.
  6. Put it in the preheated oven, for around half an hour, or when a knife, stuck into the middle of the cake, comes out clean.
  7. Enjoy!

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Reviews (12)


So easy, husband and grand daughter love it, really can't go wrong with this one. I cook it in fan oven at 160c. - 26 Sep 2013


Great cake so easy to make - 08 Sep 2013


Really lovely tasty syrup cake. Very quick and easy to make. I also added a teaspoon of baking powder. My boys all loved it. Will def be a regular pudding in our house! - 05 Sep 2014

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