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A very simple microwave sponge pudding in less than 15 minutes with a texture between a sponge and a steamed pudding. Serve hot with custard.

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 50g (2 oz) butter
  • 50g (2 oz) caster sugar
  • 50g (2 oz) self raising flour
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons of jam or syrup

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:3min ›Ready in:13min

  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
  2. Mix in the egg and milk gradually, so as not to curdle the butter.
  3. Sift in the flour, and fold in gently.
  4. Put 2 tablespoons of golden syrup, treacle or jam in bottom of microwave-safe bowl. Pour in batter.
  5. Cover, and cook for 3 1/2 minutes on full powder, or until the pudding appears set when gently jiggled, and the top is sticky. Serve hot.

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Reviews in English (247)

There's no need to use cream method, just all-in mix. We prefer this to traditional pud as it's not so heavy and stodgy. Light and fluffy, delicious! I used light brown sugar. Would be great with some lemon and perhaps lemon curd for the base.-16 Oct 2011

Took shortcuts.I cook it for only 3 mins in a 850 watt microwave and its always come out perfect.-11 Sep 2009

this is gorgeous and so easy to make, a big hit with the whole family....... I made it in those small plastic individual pots u get ready made puds in (I save them) then turn them out into dishes & served with cream or custard ....... Or both for really greedy people!-29 Jun 2011

Microwave Syrup Sponge Pudding

My grandad often made cakes in the microwave. On Sundays during my teens, my cousin and me used to spend the day at our grandparents’ house, and a highlight was always the homemade chocolate cake he presented. It was made in minutes in the microwave, then smothered in Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate. We loved those cakes. Now, like Harry Potter I love treacle tart, but I also love a quick fix. Which is where this microwave syrup sponge pudding recipe comes in.

Making this microwave golden syrup sponge is so easy – and quick. All you do is dollop some syrup into a dish, whizz the sponge ingredients in the food processor and smooth them on top. Then about 7 minutes later, it’s done. Delicious.

The only down side to making a microwave golden syrup sponge is that you don’t get that golden brown crust that home baking produces. As soon as you smother it in custard, it will disappear pretty quickly though. If there are any leftovers, you can use them up in an ice cream sundae (an idea that we’ve tried and tested). So next time you want a sweet, hot pudding, do try making this syrup sponge in the microwave.

Although some microwave syrup sponge cake recipes might include it, you don’t need any baking powder when using self-raising flour. This surely is comfort food at its simplest. I use baking margarine rather than butter as it’s quicker to mix.

This microwave syrup sponge recipe serves 4-8 (depending on how much of a sweet tooth you have).

Microwave Sponge Cake Recipes

1. Microwave Sponge Cake

First of all, we present to you this amazing sponge cake recipe by Australia’s Best Recipes! Not only will this recipe yield a fluffy mouth-melting sponge cake, but the cake will also get ready in no more than 10 minutes! Say goodbye to waiting for hours to get the perfect sponge cake. With a microwave oven, everything will happen in a quick flash!

This simple recipe uses a bowl to cook a broad sponge cake, follow the steps below to get the perfect outcome!


  • 2 eggs
  • 10 tablespoons or 150mL milk
  • 10 tablespoons or 150mL oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 10 tablespoons or 150g sugar
  • one cup plain flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder


  1. Take a plain bowl and mix in 2 eggs, 10 tablespoons or 150mL of milk, 10 tablespoons or 150mL of oil, 10 tablespoons or 150g of sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.
  2. Now, fold in one cup of plain flour and about 3 teaspoons of baking powder.
  3. Once the batter is ready, line a microwave-safe bowl with a paper towel.
  4. Pour in the batter and pop the bowl into the oven for 5 to 6 minutes on high. Do not leave the cake in for longer!
  5. Once done, take the cake out. It should seem a little wet on the top, that’s how you’ll know that it is cooked just right.
  6. Let it cool at room temperature.

And your microwave sponge cake in a bowl is all ready! This is probably our favorite microwave sponge cake recipe that produces the fluffiest sponge cake ever. Do give it a try!

2. Microwave Mug Sponge Cake

Now that we’ve got a sponge cake in a bowl down, let’s make it ten times easier for you! We bring you, sponge cake in a mug! You can cook so many things in a mug, all you have to do is just to pop all the ingredients into the mug and voila, your food is ready within minutes!

This recipe by Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking presents a super fast and delicious mug sponge cake recipe, that serves one person but you can always share. And it is one of the easiest microwave sponge cake recipes! To get this ultra-soft sponge cake, follow the following recipes!


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • pinch of salt
  • half cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons plain flour
  • quarter teaspoon baking powder


  1. Take 2 tablespoons of butter in a microwaveable mug and melt them for about 20 to 30 seconds inside the microwave.
  2. Now, add 1 large egg into this melted butter and whisk it with a fork to get a proper mixture.
  3. Add in 2 tablespoons of milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 6 tablespoons of flour, half a cup of sugar, a quarter teaspoon of baking powder, and a teeny tiny pinch of salt. Mix well until you get a smooth consistency.
  4. Place the mug inside the microwave for 1 minute and 20 seconds.
  5. Once done, take the mug out and let it cool for a few minutes at room temperature. Enjoy it once it’s at the temperature you desire!

Wasn’t that one of the easiest cake methods you’ve ever read? Then go ahead and give it a try! We’re sure that you’ll love it.

3. Brown Butter Sponge Cakes

Here’s a unique recipe from Food & Wine, by Richard Blais, to make sponge cakes in a countertop convection microwave. This recipe goes out of the box by utilizing new techniques to produce our lovely old sponge cake but with a more airy and fluffy twist.

Blais uses a siphon for making the cake airy rather than using baking powder or baking soda for the same purpose. This fancy recipe might not be for everyone but if you have a siphon lying around the house then, believe me, you’ll be producing the world’s softest microwave sponge cake in no time!


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • half teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • half a cup and 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour


  1. Take 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter in a saucepan and cook it on normal heat until it takes a deep brown shade. Cool it down.
  2. Now, in a bowl, add in 4 large eggs, half a teaspoon of salt, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and whisk these ingredients well.
  3. Put in 3 tablespoons of whole milk, half a cup and 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour, and the brown butter we made previously. Whisk the batter until it’s smooth.
  4. Now, pour the whole batter into the canister of a 1-pint iSi Gourmet Whip Plus siphon.
  5. You have to seal the siphon then and charge it with 1 iSi cream (N2O) cartridge. Do read the instructions by the manufacturer.
  6. Shake the siphon well.
  7. Now, take a cooking spray and thoroughly coat the insides of a total of eight 8-ounce wax-coated paper cups with it.
  8. Pour the batter from the siphon into the paper cups, filling about one-third of each cup.
  9. Now, one by one put each cup into the microwave and cook for 45 seconds.
  10. Once done, take the cup out and turn it upside down. Leave it in that position for a minute. This would loosen the cake from the sides of the cup and you’ll be able to remove the cups easily.
  11. Finally, serve once you’re done with all the cups.

Whew, that was one heck of a sophisticated recipe. If you want gourmet-style sponge cakes then try this recipe out!

4. Microwave Vegan Sponge Cake

Who says that vegans can’t enjoy a yummy sponge cake? Well, this microwave sponge cake recipe from Spark Recipes is perfect for all those who follow a vegan diet. The supplements of all the animal-based ingredients yield a sponge cake just as yummy as the usual sponge cake!

Satisfy yourself with this healthy and scrumptious vegan sponge cake right now, it bakes only in 6 minutes. Let’s go through the recipe!


  • 3/4th cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 7 tablespoons brown sugar blend
  • 22 tablespoons or 275g self-raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt


  1. Get a bowl and add 3/4 th cup of water and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, stir the two well.
  2. Now, add in about 7 tablespoons of brown sugar blend, 22 tablespoons or 275g of self-raising flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder and a pinch of salt.
  3. Mix all the ingredients until you have a smooth batter.
  4. Pour the batter into a microwaveable bowl and microwave it for 6 minutes.
  5. Once cooked, take the bowl out and let the cake cool at room temperature.
  6. Cut it up into slices and serve once it’s cool enough!

This super easy microwave sponge cake recipe produces enough cake for 10 persons. Enjoy it at teatime or serve it as a dessert, you can do so much with this yummy cake!

Here’s another article that you’ll find interesting. Click here to check RavvyReviews list of budget-friendly microwaves in 2020!

5. Microwave Gluten-Free Fluffy Sponge Cake

For all our readers who are on a gluten-free diet, you have nothing to fear! You can now enjoy sponge cake to its fullest through this amazing recipe by All Recipes. With this microwave sponge cake recipe, the resulting airy sponge cake will please your palette. It is enriched with the most basic ingredients that everyone has.

This sponge cake gets cooked in less than 2 minutes! You won’t have to wait around for a good cake anymore, ensure that you eat a fluffy cake packed with only gluten-free ingredients. It’s cooking time!


  • 1 tablespoon sorghum flour
  • 1 tablespoon quinoa flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon millet flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 and a half teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • half a teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 and a half teaspoon butter
  • butter for greasing the bowl
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Take a microwave-safe bowl and grease it with butter.
  2. Now, add in 2 eggs and whisk them well.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of sorghum flour, 1 tablespoon of quinoa flour, 1 tablespoon of millet flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 2 tablespoons of white sugar, 1 and a half teaspoon of ground cinnamon and mix these ingredients well.
  4. Put in 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, 1 and a half teaspoon of butter, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and half a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  5. Mix the batter till you get a smooth consistency.
  6. Pop the bowl into the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds. If the cake isn’t cooked through then microwave for 30 more seconds.

And your gluten-free sponge cake is ready! Enjoy it with one more person as this cake is for 2 persons. Happy eating!

Friday, 18 January 2013

This microwave Sponge Pudding recipe is absolutely delicious. It is so quick and easy to make and it does actually feed four people! It's even better with a scoop of lactose free vanilla ice-cream. YUM!

Microwave Sponge Pudding Recipe

60 g milk free margarine
60 g caster sugar
1 medium egg, beaten
2 tbsp rice milk or similar
60 g self-raising flour
2 tbspns honey

1.In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until smooth.
2.Stir in egg and milk gradually.
3.Sift in flour and fold gently.
4.Put the honey into a heat-proof bowl.
5.Pour in the milk mixture.
6.Cook covered for 3 minutes on full power.
7.Serve warm with custard or ice-cream.

Tip: You can also use stewed apple, jam or golden syrup in place of the honey.

Microwave pear sponge pudding

I adapted a microwave pudding I found online by adding pears and the result is delicious. It’s perfect for after dinner when you feel like a sweet treat. This serves 4 so there’s enough for the next day too. Of course, you can try it with any other fruit too.

2 tablespoons of jam or syrup

2 pears, peeled and cut into slices 1 teaspoon cognac or fruit liquer (optional)

  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
  2. Mix in the egg and milk gradually, so as not to curdle the butter.
  3. Sift in the flour, and fold in gently.
  4. Place pears and syrup or jam and cognac or liquer into the bottom of a microwaveable dish. Spread batter on top.
  5. Cover, and cook for 3 1/2 minutes on full powder, or until the pudding appears set when gently jiggled, and the top is sticky. Serve hot with custard or ice cream.

I had to cook this for slightly longer than 3 1/2 minutes (I think it was an extra minute or minute and a half), possibly due to the addition of the pear.

Easy Microwave Pudding

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3 Tbsp Chelsea Golden Syrup
120g self raising flour
60g butter
60g Chelsea Caster Sugar
1 egg
2 Tbsp water
4 Tbsp milk
2 drops vanilla essence

Lightly grease a 1 pint pudding bowl. Place syrup in the bottom of pudding basin.

Mix flour, sugar and butter together and then beat in the egg, water and milk until it resembles a thick batter like consistency.

Spoon mixture into pudding basin and cover with plastic wrap.

Cook in the microwave on high for 2 minutes. Take plastic wrap off and cook for a further 2 minutes and then leave to stand for 2 minutes before serving.

Microwave Sponge Pudding Recipe

Bring a child of the 70’s I have a real soft spot for microwave sponge pudding. In fact, I remember just how much it transformed mealtimes when my mum got her first Microwave and realised she could make a steamed sponge pudding in 4 minutes rather than the standard 2 hours.

So I decided to school my teenagers on the joy of a sponge pudding made in the microwave and they were delighted with the result. It took less than 10 minutes from start to finish and was light and airy and delicious. I popped the image on our Instagram stories and it seems so many people remember their mum doing similar and wanted the microwave sponge pudding recipe, so here it is:

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          Can you adapt this microwave sponge pudding?

          You don't have to use marmalade for this sponge pudding. You could use any jam or even stewed fresh fruit. However, there is something that brings back memories of childhood, at least for me, that makes marmalade all the more attractive. I love the orange tang, the slight bitterness and the fact that it isn't too sweet.

          Don't worry if you are not a big marmalade fan though. Any jam or would work. Why not use lime or lemon marmalade instead too?

          Microwave Jam Mug Pudding


          You will need 4 mugs, straight-sided mugs are ideal. Use your favorite flavor of jam. We used Rice Bran Oil but most oils will be suitable but try to avoid a strong olive oil as this may change the flavor slightly.

          • 4 tablespoons Jam
          • 1/2 cup oil
          • 1/4 cup sugar
          • 1 egg
          • 1 cup plain flour
          • 1 teaspoon baking powder
          • 1/2 cup milk


          Lightly grease 4 mugs. Put 1 tablespoon of jam in the base of each mug.

          Whisk oil, sugar and the egg together in a bowl. Sift in the flour and baking powder. Add Milk and mix it all well.

          Put mixture evenly in mugs on top of the jam.

          Place in microwave and cook on high for approximately 4 minutes. Stand for 1 minute before running a knife around the edge and tipping out into a bowl.

          This recipe is great for kids to make! It is quick and easy and uses basic measurements. Print this recipe to add to your kid’s cookbook or keep scrolling to find the more adult-friendly printable recipe.