Treacle sponge on a plate

Sponge pudding recipes

44 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.

Self-saucing chocolate pudding

4.333335

(3 ratings)

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

Sussex puddle pudding

4

(3 ratings)

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 hour
  • Easy

Hot coconut & raspberry puds

4.5

(4 ratings)

A classic flavour combo is brought bang up to date with these teacup sponges with a jam base and fresh fruit topping
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Chocoholic's Christmas pudding

4.153845

(13 ratings)

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

Black cap puddings

0

(0 ratings)

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

Warm honey cup puddings

4.416665

(24 ratings)

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

Sticky toffee parsnip pudding

4.666665

(6 ratings)

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 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

As-you-like-it steamed pudding

5

(7 ratings)

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 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

Steamed cranberry roly-poly

5

(1 rating)

A classic treat, and impressive to boot, looks beautiful served at a dinner party. By Gary Rhodes
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • More effort

Boozy chocolate bombes

4.4

(5 ratings)

Showstopping individual coffee sponges with hidden mousse, and a Baileys and white chocolate topping - stunning!
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • A challenge

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