Treacle sponge on a plate

Sponge pudding recipes

45 Recipes

Serve a classic steamed or baked sponge for a comforting dessert. Choose from treacle sponge, lemon pudding, jam roly-poly, chocolate fondant and more.

Schooldays treacle sponge


(22 ratings)

A syrupy basin pudding with a moist sponge and sticky sauce- a Great British tradition with retro charm
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Fastest ever lemon pudding


(115 ratings)

Being short of time needn't stop you making your own pudding. This microwave-friendly sponge is ready in 10 minutes and can easily be a chocolate pud too...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Cherry Bakewell sponge pudding


(14 ratings)

Cherry and almond is a heavenly combination. This fruity dessert has a sponge top and crunchy finish. Serve with plenty of custard
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate fondant


(252 ratings)

A gooey prepare-ahead dessert that's perfect for entertaining - it's all a matter of timing.....
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Jam roly-poly


(46 ratings)

This jam roly-poly is simple to make, comforting and sure to bring back memories of traditional school dinners
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Lemon drizzle sponge pudding


(8 ratings)

Transform a classic lemon drizzle cake into a self-saucing pud for a cheap, comforting dessert. Serve with cream or custard
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sticky toffee apple pudding


(172 ratings)

Try a fruity version of the classic sticky toffee pudding for a rich after-dinner treat. Serve with cream, custard or vanilla ice cream
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Self-saucing Jaffa pudding


(162 ratings)

This intense chocolate orange sponge bake with thick sauce is about as indulgent as a good pudding gets
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Ginger treacle sponge


(4 ratings)

We know how you love hot treacle sponge and sticky ginger cake, so this gorgeous pud is sure to become a favourite
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Spotted dick


(15 ratings)

Steam a traditional fruity sponge pudding with suet, citrus zest and currants then serve in thick slices with hot custard
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy

Microwave banana pudding


(99 ratings)

This pud will be a hit with all the family, and it only takes 20 minutes to make
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Rum & raisin puddings


(7 ratings)

These individual desserts are deliciously naughty, so make plenty or you might have a fight on your hands when it comes to seconds
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Healthier treacle sponge


(3 ratings)

Angela Nilsen reduces the fat of this schooldays pud with some simple swaps - but it still tastes as good as ever
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sticky sultana pudding


(11 ratings)

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

Easy chocolate molten cakes


(48 ratings)

Bake an impressive dinner party dessert with minimum fuss – these chocolate puddings, also known as chocolate fondant or lava cake, have a lovely gooey centre...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy treacle sponge


(47 ratings)

A simple baked version of this classic childhood pudding, with a zesty treacle sauce forming an irresistible puddle at the bottom
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

School days citrus pudding


(17 ratings)

Use lemon, lime or grapefruit in this squidgy baked dessert - a simple and nostalgic family pud
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Gooey toffee puddings


(4 ratings)

Indulgent yet wonderfully light, these individual caramel sponges are baked with a sticky toffee sauce - keep in the freezer for a last-minute pud
  • 1 hour
  • Easy


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