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225Total Time
25Prep Time
2Bake Time

Jam Sponge Pudding

About the bake

Some of the best recipes are, simple, easy to make and really moreish. This jam sponge pudding is no exception, sweet jam and a soft sponge served with custard is a classic combination. We've used a steamer for this recipe but you can steam in a pan of water if you prefer. 

225Total Time
25Prep Time
2Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Grease and line the base of a 1 litre pudding basin and add a few tablespoons of jam to the base.

  2. Step 2:

    In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy with an electric whisk.

  3. Step 3:

    Add the eggs one at a time, whisking all the time.

  4. Step 4:

    Sift in the flour and baking powder and fold into the creamed mixture. Mix well.

  5. Step 5:

    Pour the sponge mixture into the basin. Level the top and place baking paper and tin foil over the basin. Tie with string and place the basin into a steamer or a large pot of simmering water with a saucer at the bottom of the pot. Steam for around 2 hours.

  6. Step 6:

    Remove the steamed sponge from the steamer and insert a skewer to check that it is cooked.

  7. Step 7:

    Place a plate on the top of the pudding basin to invert the sponge onto the plate.

  8. Step 8:

    Serve with extra strawberries, cream or homemade vanilla custard.


    • 175g Butter (unsalted)
    • 175g Silver Spoon Caster Sugar
    • 3 Egg(s) (free range)
    • 175g Allinson's Self Raising Flour
    • 2 tsp Baking powder
    • 3 tbsp Strawberry jam


  • Pudding basin
  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric whisk
  • Sieve
  • Baking paper
  • Tin foil
  • String
  • Steamer
  • Large saucepan
  • Saucer
  • Small saucepan
  • Skewer
  • Plate

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