Treacle sponge on a plate

Sponge pudding 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.

25 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs
Easy
122 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
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16 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Cherry and almond is a heavenly combination. This fruity dessert has a sponge top and crunchy finish. Serve with plenty of custard

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
259 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A gooey prepare-ahead dessert that's perfect for entertaining - it's all a matter of timing...

1 hr
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51 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This jam roly-poly is simple to make, comforting and sure to bring back memories of traditional school dinners

1 hr and 15 mins
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12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Transform a classic lemon drizzle cake into a self-saucing pud for a cheap, comforting dessert. Serve with cream or custard

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
193 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
19 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Angela's pud has half the fat of the classic recipe, but all the flavour, with a layer of seasonal fruit

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This steamed sponge basin pudding drizzled with fruit sauce and chunky rhubarb will feed a crowd in fine fashion

1 hr and 37 mins
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

MasterChef finalist Tim Kinnaird's boozy pud is one Christmas treat that's just for the adults

1 hr and 15 mins
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173 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This intense chocolate orange sponge bake with thick sauce is about as indulgent as a good pudding gets

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

We know how you love hot treacle sponge and sticky ginger cake, so this gorgeous pud is sure to become a favourite

2 hrs and 15 mins
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19 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Steam a traditional fruity sponge pudding with suet, citrus zest and currants then serve in thick slices with hot custard

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
107 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

These individual desserts are deliciously naughty, so make plenty or you might have a fight on your hands when it comes to seconds

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
169 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

One of our most requested recipes – puddings don't get any better than this

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
4 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

Finish Sunday lunch with John Torode's indulgent and nostalgic steamed pud

2 hrs and 20 mins
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11 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Combine the classic flavours of coconut, pineapple and rum in this retro pudding that comes with a fabulous custard. A perfect winter dining centrepiece

2 hrs and 50 mins
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Vegetarian
68 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
54 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
21 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
6 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

These sweet little puddings make terrific dinner party desserts, or you can make one big one for the family

50 mins
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