Tuesday 30 September 2014

Microwave Maple Syrup Sponge Pudding

We always like a pudding after our Sunday roast and when we can we use some sort of fresh fruit to make an oaty crumble. If we have nothing in then our other option is a microwave sponge pudding. They take very little time to prepare and obviously by using a microwave they cook quickly as well. I've made them with chocolate and lemon curd but I'm always on the lookout for new flavours to try it with. I recently got sent a selection of maple syrups and carob fruit syrup from Clarks and thought they would make a good pudding.

Before Sunday came along we used some of the No.1 Light Grade Maple Syrup on our Saturday bunch of streaky bacon on English muffins. There's hint of chocolate taste in this maple syrup but it really does work well with bacon.

For the sponge pudding we went for the Pure Canadian No. 1 Medium Grade Maple Syrup. This has a much darker colour and is richer in flavour so is perfect for cooking with. Don't skimp on the maple syrup as this is what is giving the majority of the flavour. We went old school with ours and served it with custard.

Equipment: 2 pint (1 litre) Pyrex glass bowl, electric whisk/beaters, spatula


4tbsp (60ml) Maple syrup
4oz (110g) Unsalted butter, softened or baking spread plus a little extra for greasing
4oz (110g) Caster sugar
4oz (110g) Self raising flour
2 Large eggs
1 tsp (5ml) Vanilla extract
2tbsp (30ml) Milk


1. Grease the glass bowl and pour in the maple syrup.
2. In another large bowl cream the butter and sugar with the electric whisk until all they are light and fluffy.
3. Beat in the eggs one at a time adding a little of the flour.
4. Sieve in the rest of the flour and then fold in with the vanilla extract and milk.
5. Spoon into the glass bowl taking care to make sure the maple syrup doesn't leak over the top.
6. Cook on HIGH for 5-7 minutes (based on 750 watts) until the sponge is springy but cooked.
7. Run a spatula round the edge of the bowl to help loosen it and turn out onto a plate.

I was sent a selection of syrups from Clarks for review purposes. No payment has been made for this post. Words and photographs my own.


  1. Oooh, lashings of maple syrup! I do love a good sponge pudding. It's that time of year again....

    1. You can't beat a sponge pudding whe it starts to go colder.

  2. Wow, I would never have thought you could make a sponge pudding like that x

    1. I used to make them at university as we only had a hob and a microwave.

  3. I've never made a cake in the microwave. I'm pinning this so we can have a go :)

  4. We all love Maple Syrup.
    I will have to try your recipe one day soon.

  5. yummy... I don't make sponge puddings often as we don't have a microwave so they take a lot longer!

  6. I am almost wanting to reach through the screen for that pudding, one of my favourites x

  7. I love sponge pudding but have not had it for years. This looks delicious!

  8. This looks so nice and delcious. Am pinning in the hope I will make it some day soon.

  9. This looks delicious. I make waffles at the weekend and they aren't complete without lashings of maple syrup

  10. I've never tried maple bacon before, but good GOD that first cake looks delicious!

    Sara | This Girl Loves

  11. I love maple syrup! There are definitely different qualities though but the Canadian maple syrup is so yummy.

  12. Oh my goodness these sounds delicious - I do love maple syrup pudding so I will have to give this a try ASAP! x

  13. Just made this for my family but substituted maple syrup for golden syrup, and it was gorgeous


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