Easy syrup sponge

    20 min

    Classic and nostalgic, this pudding is delicious, and the microwave makes it easy to prepare. Switch out the golden syrup for treacle if you prefer.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
    • 75g (3 oz) plain flour
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 large eggs
    • 100g (4 oz) caster sugar
    • 100g (4 oz) butter, softened

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a 1-litre microwave safe mixing bowl, add the golden syrup, turning to coat the bottom and sides of the bowl.
    2. In a separate bowl, place the remaining ingredients and beat well for 2 to 3 minutes. Spoon the mixture on top of the syrup and spread evenly.
    3. Cover loosely with cling film and cook in the microwave on high for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove and let stand for 5 minutes.
    4. Turn out onto a warmed plate and serve hot with hot custard and/or extra syrup.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Double the amount of golden syrup - makes it taste even better! Microwave for 5 mins on cat D microwave - perfectly cooked.  -  18 Jan 2009


    I halved the recipe and put it into two large mugs. Microwaved them each seperatly for 3 minutes. It was scrumptious!  -  02 Oct 2009


    Altered ingredient amounts. 4 minutes 30 seconds in an 850W microwave. You can also use 3 medium eggs instead of 2 large.  -  05 Jan 2011