Black cap puddings

Black cap puddings

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 4 mins - 5 mins


Serves 6
Speedy puds that are really easy to make - fruity, sticky and creamy, ready in 25 mins - by Gary Rhodes

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal370
  • fat16g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs55g
  • sugars31g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.62g
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  • 100g raisins
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup, plus extra for drizzling
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a translucent, golden-amber coloured, sweet syrup

  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 100g butter, room temperature, cut in pieces



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs



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

  • finely grated zest 1 lemon



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

  • 1-2 tsp milk, optional



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

  • cream or custard, to serve



    Fresh unpasteurised milk quickly separates and the fat rises to the top. This fat layer is then…


  1. Lightly butter and flour 6 x 125ml non-metallic pudding moulds (see the steps by clicking the link in the photo above). Divide the raisins evenly between each one, then drizzle with 2 tsps golden syrup. Put flour, butter, sugar, eggs and lemon zest in a food processor and mix for 1-2 mins until smooth. If the mix is a bit thick, soften with milk. Spoon the sponge mix on top of the raisins, taking care not to fill them more than half full or they will spill over when cooked. Cover each one loosely with cling film leaving room for expansion, then pierce the film.

  2. Microwave three sponges at a time on High for 2-2½ mins until they are firm on top, risen and coming away from the sides – or steam for 30 mins. Stand for 1 min. Meanwhile, warm some golden syrup.

  3. Unwrap the puddings and turn out onto plates. Drizzle over the syrup and serve.

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