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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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  • 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)


    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.

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21st Jan, 2017
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...
29th Feb, 2016
Easy make which came out really well and definitely hit the spot!!
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,
15th Oct, 2015
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.
20th Sep, 2014
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.
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.
30th Mar, 2014
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.
24th Mar, 2014
Really easy to make and delicious!
11th Jul, 2013
Quick, easy and delicious for a sweet little store cupboard treat! Made with golden syrup and served with sliced fresh peaches. Yum!
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5th Jul, 2014
If you've got a sweeter tooth if try adding a bit more golden syrup