October 30, 2004

Microwave Golden Syrup Sponge Pudding

  • 100 g self raising flour
  • 100 g butter
  • 100 g sugar
  • 30 ml milk
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • few vanilla essence
  • grated zest of half a lemon
  • 3 tablespoons of golden syrup

Cream the butter and sugar together. Gradually add the eggs and vanilla essence. Add the flour, milk and lemon zest.
Put the golden syrup in the bottom of a two pint bowl. Spoon the mixture on top. Place in microwave (with a plate on top). Cook for 3.5 minutes on high. Serve with custard or ice cream.
(N.B. if doubling quantitites, cook for 5.5 minutes on high).

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  1. Or custard and ice-cream.

    The recipe comes highly recommended.

    31 Oct 2004, 23:55

  2. Sea Goddess

    And why not Owen! I look forward to trying this recipe.

    26 Nov 2004, 08:29

  3. Julie

    Quick and easy and thoroughly enjoyed by the whole family! Not a drop left!

    08 Jan 2005, 17:37

  4. Tina

    it was finger licking good

    03 Feb 2005, 10:23

  5. amanda


    07 Feb 2005, 20:23

  6. James Shaw

    After 7 years in USA it was great to have a taste of our favorite pudding again!

    20 Feb 2005, 20:48

  7. Jaq's

    I replace two tbls of flour with coco powder for a chocolate sponge. YUMMY

    28 Feb 2005, 21:26

  8. Star


    09 Mar 2005, 17:21

  9. bob


    01 Apr 2005, 22:23

  10. Buttercup

    It just touches the spot.

    04 Apr 2005, 15:31

  11. Sarah Hendrey

    I don't normally have a sweet-tooth – but this is orgasmic!

    05 Apr 2005, 15:07

  12. scouse

    How can something so quick and easy taste so good!? slurp

    13 Jun 2005, 20:34

  13. emma

    sooooo tasty, the lemon zest makes all the difference!

    30 Oct 2005, 16:20

  14. Jo and Paul

    SOOOOO Yummy!! Didn't quite believe it would work in such little time, but it's FANTASTIC!! More golden syrup needed tho!!

    09 Nov 2005, 19:58

  15. Nay

    It's very nice, even though I'm a bit strange. I don't use lemon zest – that's for upper class people! I'm going to eat all the cheese here before I go down to the toastie maker.

    05 Mar 2006, 13:52

  16. Heather Hungry Tum

    that was scrumdiddlyumptious
    think every1 should have a go its so quick and easy

    22 Jul 2006, 19:03

  17. Pete

    Super! i made it with 1 egg and a good sprinkling of cocoa powder. served with custard and a generous squeeze of chocolate sauce – MMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmm!!!!!!! thanks for the recipe…...

    27 Aug 2006, 23:07

  18. Caroline

    My husband decided he’d like a sponge pudding so i found your recipe. We all loved it and are now thinking of all the possible alternatives. Thanks

    24 Sep 2006, 18:49

  19. Megan

    yum yum yum my husband said you’re not going to make a sponge pud from scratch are you? And was amazed when I gave him his pud about 6minutes later! Mixed all the ingredients together in the food processor…took no time at all and came out perfect!!!

    17 Oct 2006, 19:47

  20. Chloe

    Just stumbled across this page looking for the recipe. Ah reminds me of when i was a kid and my nan used to make it :) thanks.

    28 Oct 2006, 01:12

  21. mac

    I was a none believer. I just didn’t believe it would work for me. I just this minute made it, whilst my kids hung around like hungry birds waiting to try it. It is unbelievable. We absolutely love it. It really does work.

    13 Nov 2006, 20:37

  22. nikki


    19 Nov 2006, 18:57

  23. STEPH

    Just about to make this so will let you know how it goes!!

    04 Dec 2006, 17:36

  24. Rosie

    very good just made it thankyooou xx
    im only a teenager but i love tooo cook especially for family and guests and im very good at biiirthday cakes!
    Cooking is always great fun and i needed something quick and easy to make so i though i would have a look on google.co.uk and found this on the first click, brilliant xx
    my only comment is though you should intersperse the eggs with the flour because mine verrrry nearly curdled!! haha
    thanks for that quick saving recipe, printed it out so i am armed for the future thankooo xxx

    10 Dec 2006, 20:35

  25. John

    sounds easy. my son’s about to try making it!!

    07 Jan 2007, 15:28

  26. Gail Bailey

    Planning on making this today but could someone tell what wattage microwave please as I have a new one which is 1000w. Kind regards Gail

    18 Jan 2007, 12:24

  27. Paul Evans

    Mine is 800w and it came out perfectly after 3.5 minutes on high – possibly the best syrup sponge I have had!

    18 Jan 2007, 15:06

  28. Lynn

    Took 4 minutes in my 700W microwave.
    Delicious with ice cream. Thank you for this quick and easy recipe.

    20 Jan 2007, 16:07

  29. vicky

    I’m sure this would have been very nice if it had cooked properly. I have an 800W oven, but when I turned it out the top was all goey with uncooked cake batter mixed in syrup. My boyfriend laughed at me ;__;

    I will try again tomorrow!

    25 Jan 2007, 22:31

  30. peter

    lost my old recipe for sponge pudding . did google search and found yours.

    01 Feb 2007, 17:16

  31. Callum


    best puddin in that time!!

    04 Feb 2007, 20:50

  32. tracey

    i have an 850watt microwave,also found that it didnt cook properly,i had doubled up so put on for the advised 5.5 mins,took nearer to 10 mins to cook.very yummy tho and very easy to make.doesnt need 6 tbls golden syrup if you double it up,it was swimming in it!will definately make again

    08 Feb 2007, 09:11

  33. Rozee

    Fantastic – I’ve just made a chocolate sponge. Best recipe I’ve had traditional or microwave

    17 Feb 2007, 18:29

  34. Dani

    Pretty good. Try with extra syrup, custard AND a dollop of icecream. Lushious!

    21 Feb 2007, 19:25

  35. joanna

    really good if you put a little lemon juice in with the syrup too! YUM!

    24 Feb 2007, 21:18

  36. marie wright

    What a great receipe, so easy and so tasty.
    Thanks, I have used it loads

    05 Mar 2007, 18:03

  37. Elliot Manders

    Finest pud recipe ever!

    10 Mar 2007, 14:23

  38. Minty

    Just made you pud but with maple syrup. WOW!! so quick, easy and totally gorgeous. This will be made ALL the time :) Thanks!!

    11 Mar 2007, 20:07

  39. Ruth

    What a lovely recipe – I was just sat here after dinner and my husband was saying how much he fancied a sponge pudding and I didn’t have any ready done ones – after the results of 20 minutes effort I won’t be buying anymore

    I halved the ingredients, left out the lemon zest because I didn’t have any fresh lemon and used raspberry jam instead of golden syrup with resounding results – a lovely light pudding that took 2 minutes on full power in my 1000 watt microwave

    Thanks for this I owe you one

    12 Mar 2007, 19:55

  40. Chloe

    Yum, great and no effort! I’ll keep this one handy. Always knew Warwick brass players had the best taste. :)

    Chloe (2001 Warwick graduate and former brass bander and yes, it’s a complete coincidence, I was just looking for a recipe!)

    19 Mar 2007, 12:37

  41. Beth Waller

    loved the recipe, my daughter made it for me for mothers day. thanks for putting this recipe on the web!

    19 Mar 2007, 17:26


    LOVE IT !!!!

    26 Mar 2007, 20:23

  43. massimiliano

    god help these people its just a bloody syrup not a nice woman

    09 Apr 2007, 14:34

  44. Danny G

    The best pudding ever !!!!!!

    13 May 2007, 18:17

  45. Paul

    Just made this with egg replacer instead of eggs, rice milk instead of milk, orange zest instead of lemon zest real vanilla pod instead of vanilla essence and dairy free margarine instead of butter. Vegan sponge and it still tasted great

    20 May 2007, 19:06

  46. mclarkie

    Deeee-licious pud. I had this recipe some years ago from a microwave cook book , now lost! so I googled and found your blog.
    Have to say your one is better.

    05 Oct 2007, 21:40

  47. Maxine

    I looked on the net for a quick microwave pudding and found this. Made the bigger portion and used lime zest instead of lemon. I added lime juice to the syrup.

    Oh my god it was delicious.

    I am making one to take to a friends tonight.

    I recommend this to everyone and have sent this page to friends.

    20 Oct 2007, 17:59

  48. Junior

    Just asked my neighbour if she had anything sweet in the house. She said “no” but suggested I make a microwave sponge pudding. “Yeah right” I thought. 10 minutes later it was “Yeah alriiiiight” as I tucked into a quick tasty dish that I will make again and again and again.

    29 Oct 2007, 19:10

  49. Jo

    Brilliant – would well recommend. My microwave is 900w and it took exactley 5.30 minutes to cook.
    Thanks, will use again and again.

    11 Nov 2007, 18:28

  50. Fiona Belson

    Marvellous! Thank you for this. Am about to make it a 2nd time for supper for family and friends tonight.

    21 Nov 2007, 17:36

  51. Christian

    Excellent! Brings back childhood memories

    23 Nov 2007, 20:06

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