Microwavable Treacle Sponge

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This quick and simple 20 minute Microwavable Treacle Sponge is one of the most popular recipes on our website. Maybe because it takes only 20 minutes to make, it uses only 6 ingredients and its absolutely delicious served with custard or ice cream. Thanks to one of our community bakers Richard Gowthorpe, for this recipe. 


  1. Mix together the eggs, flour, sugar, butter and milk.

  2. Grease a large pudding basin or four individual size pudding basins. Pour golden syrup into the bottom of the pudding basin(s).

  3. Pour the cake mix on top. Cover with cling and pierce a few times. Microwave for 5 minutes.

  4. Leave for 5 minutes before serving with custard.

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  1. 5 star rating

    Absolutely amazed. Beautifully light sponge and was quick & easy to make after our roast dinner! Only thing was really like syrup so next time would probably add little more. 1st Class dessert! 5**** plus

  2. 5 star rating

    Yum stance

  3. 5 star rating

    Simple and delicious my kind of pud pud😃

  4. 5 star rating

    I used apple and syrup👌

  5. 5 star rating

    Incredible pud! I used strawberry jam as had no syrup. It turned out beautifully, despite my microwave taking an age... I had to keep adding minutes on- ended up being about 10 mins! Maybe because I used a large Pyrex glass measuring jug!? Must get a pudding basin! Thank you for the recipe!

  6. 5 star rating

    Just fabulous, l also added more syrup, what a life saver.

  7. 5 star rating

    Sounds great

  8. 5 star rating


  9. 5 star rating

    GREAT!!! Super easy and a good dessert

  10. 5 star rating

    Easy recipe and delicious results.

  11. 5 star rating

    Worked perfectly

  12. 5 star rating

    Beautiful,quick and easy for a midnight dessert. I added four very heaped tablespoons of syrup and microwaved for 5 mins 30 seconds in a 700w microwave. Was really light and delicious with custard.

  13. 5 star rating

    Fantastic recipe fo an emergency pud to soak up the presecco supper!
    Added lots more syrup to make it even gooier!

  14. 5 star rating

    I added a teaspoon of salted caramel to the mix and, as we have a 1000 watt microwave, reduced cooking time to 4 minutes. The pudding was better than any I have steamed fo hours. Thank you. It's a definite 'do again'.

  15. 5 star rating

    Variables are the strength of your microwave & the size of bowl you use.

  16. 5 star rating

    yummy I added some ginger to the mix.
    Saved half of the mix for tomorrow.

  17. 5 star rating

    Lovely light sponge. I'm amazed at how easy it was to make. Fantastic recipe. We added some extra syrup after, which just topped it off nicely!

  18. 5 star rating

    Easy quick and delicious

  19. 5 star rating

    Absolutely delicious.

  20. 5 star rating

    Worked a treat. One to do again. Thanks for the recipe.

  21. 5 star rating

    Fantastic and just as good with strawberry jam, thanks for the recipe.

  22. 5 star rating

    Yummy and so easy. Perfect for kiddies to make too! No sieving. No creaming. 😋

  23. 5 star rating

    This recipe is brilliant! It is so easy and works perfectly. It was also just as good on the second day. I shall try it using jam next time.
    I don't know why people go to the bother of steaming puddings in a saucepan.
    Thank you for making such a straight forward uncomplicated recipe. I shall file this in my 'successful recipes' file.

  24. 1 star rating

    After reading all the good reviews I made this for the first time today. Total desaster. Half of the sponge ended up on the OUTSIDE of the pudding dish and onto the microwave plate.

  25. 5 star rating

    Amazing , I’m only 12 and I just copied the steps x

  26. 5 star rating

    Very easy to make and it was very nice the only problem I have with microwave cakes or puddings is they lack colour. I wonder if a little dried milk was added would it give a better appearance to the pudding

  27. 5 star rating

    Made this as an emergency pud to have after our sunday lunch. Brilliant recipe, super quick and easy. I added the vanilla extract as suggested by one reviewer but I think I would probably also add another tablespoon (or two!) of syrup next time too.

  28. 5 star rating

    Just perfect !!!

  29. 5 star rating

    Beautiful pudding. I will try it with fruit too as it is so easy to make.

  30. 5 star rating

    OMG! Just made this today and was unbelievable how good it was for 5 min in microwave. Prepped it before dinner then did it when we was ready for it.
    Went down really well with all family.

  31. 5 star rating

    Quick, easy and delicious.

  32. 5 star rating

    Very delicious used golden syrup and custard.

  33. 5 star rating

    Brilliant recipe so easy to make & tastes fab!

  34. 4 star rating

    Add a couple of drops of vanilla essence then it’s perfect

  35. 5 star rating

    Made this for my children and they loved it. Very quick and so easy. Will be writing the recipe down for my son when he goes to Uni.

  36. 5 star rating

    Just absolutely delicious used golden syrup
    Served it with custard will definitely make again

  37. 5 star rating

    I used Strawberry jam instead of golden syrup. Turned out perfectly absolutely delicious.

  38. 5 star rating

    I was looking for a quick pudding and was lucky enough to find this one, which would have taken at least an hour in the oven or steamed on top of the cooker. Delicious! So pleased!

  39. 5 star rating

    Used Raspberries instead of syrup, very yummy

  40. 5 star rating

    East recipe and taste delicious

  41. 5 star rating

    Lovely light sponge. Easy to make. Delicious

  42. 5 star rating

    Amazing fluffy sponge, just perfect quick pudding for the children..just add custard!

  43. 5 star rating

    Easy recipe and very tasty.

  44. 5 star rating

    Just tried this as a quickie after our Sunday Roast. Absolutely fantastic. Used golden syrup over it with tinned custard . Thoroughly enjoyed it

  45. 5 star rating

    Made this pudding for my grandson and he loved it quick and delicious thanks

  46. 5 star rating

    A quick and easy very fluffy syrup sponge, just like the steamed puddings my mom used to make
    Thanks Richard 👍

  47. 5 star rating

    Very nice, easy to make I think you need to had some more syrup after cooking I would and have given it 5 stars

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