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Treacle recipes

29 Recipes

Bake up a stunning treacle tart, a simple family-friendly sponge pudding or try a savoury, sticky glazed ham with our best ever treacle recipes

Easy treacle sponge


(46 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

Treacle tart


(4 ratings)

Treat family and friends to a comforting treacle tart with crumbly pastry and rich filling. A classic British dessert, serve with ice cream or clotted cream
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Schooldays treacle sponge


(21 ratings)

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

Treacle apple pudding


(12 ratings)

Using fruit purée instead of butter means you can enjoy a comforting steamed sponge pud with less fat - serve with skinny custard
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Sticky treacle-glazed ham


(9 ratings)

James uses the steam-roast method to cook his Christmas ham, so you don't need an enormous pan to boil it in...
  • 3 hours and 20 mins
  • More effort

Guinness, treacle & ginger pudding


(5 ratings)

Rich, dark and spicy - prepare enough mixture for two basins, one for Christmas day and the other to give as a gift
  • 6 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Rustic oat & treacle soda bread


(6 ratings)

This simple, yeast-free Irish bread is delicious with soup or cheese. For a darker loaf, you can use an extra spoonful of treacle in place of the honey
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sticky treacle, ginger & lime cake


(8 ratings)

This moist and sticky layer cake tastes better the longer you leave it in the tin, so make ahead and enjoy for up to a week
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy

Triple ginger & spice cake


(63 ratings)

If you're looking for a slice with spice, try this deliciously moist and sticky ginger cake...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Bonfire toffee


(10 ratings)

Crowds will love this sweet treat of dark and sticky treacle toffee smashed into hard bitesize chunks
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Easy apple fruit cake


(89 ratings)

This cake has all the flavours of Christmas, but won't take ages to make - you can decorate it any way you like. Ideal for a wedding cake too
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy



(40 ratings)

Parkin is a traditional sponge cake from Northern England flavoured with syrupy molasses, oatmeal and ginger. A lovely teatime treat!
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Gingery Christmas cake


(27 ratings)

A good glug of ginger wine makes this cake a little different from the norm. It's also lighter than its predecessors, so you can have two pieces!
  • 2 hours and 50 mins
  • Easy

Mixed seed bread


(8 ratings)

This recipe uses a basic bread dough method, but the mix of flours gives an interesting texture and flavour
  • 3 hours and 55 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Sticky belly pork


(7 ratings)

By braising the meat first, then crisping it up quickly on the barbecue to finish, the meat stays really tender
  • 4 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy

As-you-like-it steamed pudding


(9 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

Slow-baked sticky gammon


(21 ratings)

Fancy a cross between a traditional roasted ham and pulled pork? Use pineapple, treacle and ginger marinade as a tropical glaze
  • 5 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

Gingerbread Bûche de Noël


(8 ratings)

Give the classic chocolate Bûche a makeover with festive flavours of ginger, cinnamon, treacle and golden syrup and creamy butter icing
  • 47 mins
  • More effort


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