Easy treacle sponge

Easy treacle sponge

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(52 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 8

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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal512
  • fat23g
  • saturates13.7g
  • carbs70.1g
  • sugars49.6g
  • fibre0.9g
  • protein5.6g
  • salt1g
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  • 250g golden syrup
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a translucent, golden-amber coloured, sweet syrup, which can only be produced…

  • zest 1 lemon, plus juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 5 tbsp breadcrumb
  • 200g pack butter, softened



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 5 tbsp milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Mix the syrup, lemon zest, juice and breadcrumbs and spread over the base of a 1.5 litre baking dish.

  2. Beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then beat in the eggs, one by one. Stir in the flour and milk and dollop over the syrup. Bake for 35-40 mins until golden and risen, and a skewer poked into the sponge comes out clean-ish. Eat with lots of custard, cream or ice cream and extra dribbles of syrup.

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17th Jun, 2012
This is delicious and was eaten well by the whole family! Will be making it again!
17th Jun, 2012
very nice and easy. Quite liked the hint of lemon. Would use a bit less breadcrumbs next time and see if the sauce remains more liquid
10th May, 2012
Brilliant! Really easy and very tasty, all the family wolfed it down in minutes! I didn't use any lemon - I never add any citrus to treacle sponges. Would use a bit less than 5 tablespoons of breadcrumbs next time because the base was a bit too treacle tart for my liking but otherwise fab and definitely one to try in a pudding emergency!
7th May, 2012
Suddenly needed a pudding and this was easy to make from store cupboard ingredients. The texture was just like steamed pudding without the hassle of steaming. Will be making this again
13th Apr, 2012
Lovely. Really light sponge. If you like this, try the lemon self saucing pudding as well.
12th Apr, 2012
It was indeed easy to make but I would try without lemon next time as they really changed it from the teacle sponge I was expecting to a lemon treacle sponge.
7th Apr, 2012
am going to try this tommorow might add some ginger tho
18th Mar, 2012
Very nice! Made it with Lyle's Maple Flavoured Golden Syrup.


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