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Microwave Sponge Pudding

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Serves 4

A fantastic, syrupy microwave sponge pudding, great for when you need a quick fix dessert.

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Ingredients

  • Basic Recipe:
  • 100g Margarine
  • 100g Granulated Sugar
  • 100g SR Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2tbsp Milk
  • 2tbsp Jam or Syrup
  • Flavours:
  • 1tsp Ginger, 1tbsp Coconut, 1tbsp cocoa (for chocolate)

Method

    1. In a microwavable bowl, put the jam or syrup so that it covers the bottom. This will be the top of your cake.
    2. Here it is best to use a food processor, although if you want to you can do it by hand. Put all of the remaining basic ingredients into a bowl (or the mixer) with one of the flavour ingredients. If you want to, you can keep it plain.
    3. Mix or blend all of the ingredients together until smooth.
    4. Put in bowl on top of jam/syrup and microwave without a lid on full for 5 mins. Leave for 1-2 mins to stand.

Comments, questions and tips

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robosquid
20th Aug, 2017
3.8
I think there are a couple of amendments needed - firstly you would not need 5 minutes in the microwave to warm up some jam or syrup. It should surely read '5 seconds'. Secondly, the microwave time for the pudding itself - 5 minutes is too long; I found it was perfectly cooked after 3.5 minutes, any more made it rubbery.
jaynoonan27
25th Jun, 2017
3.8
Vary simple sponge recipe that takes minutes to make. We flavoured ours with ginger and a bit of all spice. We guessed the amount of syrup we used but having a sweet tooth I think we used way more then 2 tbl spoons. The sponge does have a foam like texture and is slightly rubbery but this is the price you pay for convenience. The end result is easily worth the 5 minutes put in to making. There is no better dessert you could make in this time. We served with custard and this does make the rubbery texture much less noticeable.
joannaruthdingle
21st Jan, 2017
5.05
Well that was easy! As per instructions. Was still damp when it came out, but was perfect by the time the custard was done. Not rubbery as microwave sponge can be. Mixed with blender as recommended. Will definitely do again and again...
rebreddy
29th Feb, 2016
3.8
Easy make which came out really well and definitely hit the spot!!
MandyLou62
6th Feb, 2016
Really simple recipe and it depends what you put in it as to whether it tastes good or not! So quick and yummy,
sdrummond
15th Oct, 2015
5.05
Lovely
Annie B
10th Jan, 2015
There is no size of bowl in this recipe and the timings do vary depending on the power of your microwave. I have made it in individual bowls and guessed the timing of my 1000W microwave. Results were lovely and I even put one uncooked in the freezer for another day and that was OK.
zuzie_q
20th Sep, 2014
5.05
Just finished a big bowl of this - went down well with my boyfriend too, Such great comfort food! Lashings of custard is an absolute must! I gave it 5 stars because it turns out exactly as you'd expect a microwave sponge to be - yes the texture is slightly like 'expanded foam' as another commenter said but totally rectified with aforementioned custard! I intend on making this again and again.
Littlebaker2014
26th May, 2014
This is a quick and super easy pudding. I usually always bake from scratch but if you don't have the time, and you don't want the mess then this is absolutely fine. Add a nice creamy custard.
shirleywilliams
30th Mar, 2014
0.05
Awful! Don't tough this recipe with a barge pole. The sponge looks like expanded foam an doesn't taste much better. Edible if you're desparate.

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robosquid
20th Aug, 2017
3.8
Half all the quantities for a generous one-person portion. Microwave the pudding for no more than 3 minutes (800 Watts).
Madysonbiggins
5th Jul, 2014
If you've got a sweeter tooth if try adding a bit more golden syrup