Easy treacle sponge

Easy treacle sponge

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 8
A simple baked version of this classic childhood pudding, with a zesty treacle sauce forming an irresistible puddle at the bottom

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal512
  • fat23g
  • saturates13.7g
  • carbs70.1g
  • sugars49.6g
  • fibre0.9g
  • protein5.6g
  • salt1g
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Ingredients

  • 250g golden syrup
  • zest 1 lemon, plus juice ½ lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 5 tbsp breadcrumb
  • 200g pack butter, softened
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 3 medium egg
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 5 tbsp milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Mix the syrup, lemon zest, juice and breadcrumbs and spread over the base of a 1.5 litre baking dish.

  2. Beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then beat in the eggs, one by one. Stir in the flour and milk and dollop over the syrup. Bake for 35-40 mins until golden and risen, and a skewer poked into the sponge comes out clean-ish. Eat with lots of custard, cream or ice cream and extra dribbles of syrup.

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Comments (33)

juless_2's picture
5

Made this dessert for friends, everyone loved it. I didn't use more than a couple of drops of lemon juice, as I didn't want it to taste lemony. I also reduced the recipe by a 1/3. Will definitely make it again. Simple and easy to make.

emilycox85's picture
5

I made this last night, very simple to make, though i didnt use much lemon juice as i didnt want to take away the treacle flour, very light fluffy and moist, also there is plenty left over for dessert tonight : )

mrbothered's picture

Where is the treacle?

paheyes's picture
4

I agree with the less breadcrumbs and less lemon comments above. I think that more syrup is required too, although my family loved it.

welshcobjess's picture
5

gorgeous! i halved the recipe and was ample for four people, so quick and easy, went down a treat with custard

louisevwynn's picture
5

This is delicious and was eaten well by the whole family! Will be making it again!

alkaseltzer's picture
4

very nice and easy. Quite liked the hint of lemon. Would use a bit less breadcrumbs next time and see if the sauce remains more liquid

pendavies's picture
5

Brilliant! Really easy and very tasty, all the family wolfed it down in minutes! I didn't use any lemon - I never add any citrus to treacle sponges. Would use a bit less than 5 tablespoons of breadcrumbs next time because the base was a bit too treacle tart for my liking but otherwise fab and definitely one to try in a pudding emergency!

amandapepper's picture
5

Suddenly needed a pudding and this was easy to make from store cupboard ingredients. The texture was just like steamed pudding without the hassle of steaming. Will be making this again

stripy-cat's picture
5

Lovely. Really light sponge. If you like this, try the lemon self saucing pudding as well.

jaybob's picture
2

It was indeed easy to make but I would try without lemon next time as they really changed it from the teacle sponge I was expecting to a lemon treacle sponge.

marieelizabeth's picture

am going to try this tommorow might add some ginger tho

dpclough's picture
5

Very nice! Made it with Lyle's Maple Flavoured Golden Syrup.

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