Sticky sultana pudding

Sticky sultana pudding

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 4 - 6
A super-speedy fruit sponge that's cooked in the microwave and ready in just 10 minutes - serve with hot custard or golden syrup

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal368
  • fat16g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars26g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 100g butter, plus extra for the basin



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

  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

    Baking powder

    bay-king pow-dah

    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 85g light muscovado sugar
  • 100g sultana
  • 2 large egg, lightly beaten



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

  • 2 tbsp milk



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

  • golden syrup and custard, to serve


  1. Butter a small microwave-proof pudding basin. In a separate bowl, rub the butter into the flour and baking powder, then stir in the sugar and sultanas. Gradually add the eggs and milk to make a wet cake mixture.

  2. Spoon into the basin and make a deep hollow in the centre with the back of the spoon. Cover the basin with cling film, pierce with the tip of a knife and microwave on High for 4½-5 mins until well risen and firm to the touch.

  3. Carefully turn the pud out onto a plate and spoon over a generous amount of syrup. Slice and serve with custard.

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Comments (5)

princessify's picture

I made this too for the first time ever..."microwavable cake".
Its very quick and just cake! I used self raising flour and seeped the raising in orange juice. I left out the milk...
Its OK, I added homemade strawberry jam to liven it up a bit...
Thanks for the recipe :-)

baldrych's picture

Very easy, very tasty. I've only ever used a microwave for reheating or for ready meals, but decided to branch out, with success. Must have a look on the site to see if there's anywhere it gives guidance as to what wattage 'high' refers to. I have a 900 watt oven and guessed 4 minutes. It was just right for this recipe. I microwaved the golden syrup till it was very runny and then poured it over the pudding.

manslayer's picture

i put golden syrup in the bowl before i put the mixure in , if its too dry microwave it for less time, mine was fine and its a doddle to make.

cflint's picture

Incredibly easy to make, but went dry very quickly and lacked any real flavour.

cebryder's picture

made this tonight. it is typical of a microwave cake/pudding. they get rather dry and not very interesting! we're going to try it with syrup and custard tomorrow rather than ice cream like tonight, liven it up a bit!

Questions (1)

Shirley Valentine's picture

I'm guessing this can also be steamed on the stove top in the traditional way? And if so, for how long....1.5-2 hours? Thanks in advance for any advice.

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