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.

7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

It only takes a few minutes to mix, microwave and top these hot chocolate puds with ice cream and liqueur for a rich, indulgent dessert

10 mins
Easy
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3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Those on a gluten-free diet need not miss out on indulgent sponge desserts thanks to some clever swaps

50 mins
Easy
5 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

This twist on a classic steamed pud has a sweet sponge topping with a puddle of sticky lemon sauce underneath. Finish with a splash of cream

1 hr
Easy
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A classic flavour combo is brought bang up to date with these teacup sponges with a jam base and fresh fruit topping

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
3 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

A sticky, spicy and moreish pudding - brilliant way to round off a winter meal

20 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Wow. A definite crowd pleaser - chocolate mousse hidden by a layer of chocolate sponge, covered with the best chocolate topping we've ever tasted

50 mins
A challenge
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
25 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Serve these classic make-ahead Greek desserts with a scoop of quick homemade pistachio ice cream

25 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

The parsnip makes the pudding extra light and soft – much like a carrot cake. Its earthy sweetness works wonderfully with the glossy caramel sauce

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

A grand traditional dessert of poached fruit, cake and light meringue peaks - serve hot from the oven

1 hr and 40 mins
More effort
12 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A steamed basin sponge hits the spot every time and uses up half-full jars of marmalade, syrup or jam - serve hot with custard!

3 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

James Martin serves his steamed chocolate sponge with whole cherries and a fruity sauce - perfect for a smart dinner party

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A set pudding is perfect for entertaining - this one has a creamy texture, dotted with fruit sponge and ginger loaf

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

These little puds look deceptively sweet, but they contain a sponge bursting with berries and the sauce is deliciously tangy

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This make ahead dessert of pear liqueur-soaked sponge pudding with tender poached pears and a dollop of Chantilly cream is ideal for an autumn dinner party

2 hrs and 10 mins
A challenge
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These sticky individual cakes are inspired by rum babas- fruity, boozy and delicious. Serve with our stem ginger cream

55 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Chocolate soil is a big restaurant trend at the moment - serve alongside your melting-middle pud for serious wow factor

1 hr and 30 mins
More effort
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A classic treat, and impressive to boot, looks beautiful served at a dinner party. By Gary Rhodes

2 hrs and 5 mins
More effort
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Showstopping individual coffee sponges with hidden mousse, and a Baileys and white chocolate topping - stunning!

1 hr and 15 mins
A challenge
10 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Angela Nilsen transforms the classically indulgent sticky toffee pudding into a good-for-you favourite

1 hr
Easy
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