Syrup Sponge Pudding - 6 Minute Microwave Recipe

If you're in a hurry and want a super fast dessert this microwave syrup sponge pudding is the way to go!  I'm not normally a one for cooking things just by microwave. However, when you just feel the need to eat syrup sponge pudding and it can be done in 6 minutes in the microwave then you have to do it!

Syrup Sponge Pudding

Take no notice of the horrid looking custard - yes it was a packet mix, I was in a hurry!

To serve 4 you will need:
a glass 1 litre pudding bowl
150g self raising flour
a pinch of salt
50g caster sugar
50g Atora suet
1 egg
150ml milk

How to do it:
Mix the flour and salt, stir in the sugar and suet. Make a well in the centre and add the beaten egg and milk.
Mix to a soft dropping consistency.  Grease your glass pudding bowl with a little butter and put the syrup in the bottom (you could use jam if you fancy it).
Pour in the pudding mixture on top of the syrup or jam.
Microwave (based on a 1000w microwave) for 6 minutes on HIGH.

Syrup Sponge Pudding


  1. Sorry I've been missing for awhile! Be back very soon :)

    love the new layout!

  2. wow.. very quick & delicious.. thxs for sharing..

  3. It looks great! I've never heard of it and would love to try it!

  4. Oooh that looks gorgeous and tasty, 6 minutes too sounds even better!!

    Weirdly I don't think I've ever cooked with suet so will be good to experiment!

  5. Delicious Pud Jan, just what you need on this cold and wet day. Lucie x

  6. My Mum used to make this for my Grandad - it was his favorite pudding. Sometimes she would make a lemon curd sponge - that was good too

  7. I love anything made with golden syrup, the pud looks very tempting.

  8. How did I miss this one - must have been busy.

    Haven't made syrup sponge in 13 years (was making by them in a bistro then)- your 6 minute version definitely beats waiting. Will be trying this!

  9. Syrup sponge, one of my all time favourite puds, I can't believe you cooked a suet pud in 6 mins. Why did I never think of using the microwave instead of all that steaming? Duh!


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