Golden syrup sponge cake

    40 min

    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.


    Essex, England, UK
    300 people made this

    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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    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