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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.

Microwave Sponge Pudding

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:

Microwave Sponge Pudding

How to Make a Sponge Pudding in the Microwave

Microwave Sponge Pudding

I am a fan of the bung everything in a bowl and mix it up, so that is what we did here. The sponge pudding recipe is really adaptable as rather than add the sauce before you cook, you can add it after.

Microwave Sponge Pudding

Course Dessert, pudding
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes


  • 125 grams butter melted
  • 125 grams caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 grams plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 small lemons zest and juice
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 4 tbsp golden srup or jam


  1. Grease a 2 pint microwavable bowl. Put the melted butter, sugar, eggs, flour and baking powder into a food processor and mix to a paste.

  2. Add the lemon juice and zest, continue to mix and add enough milk for the mixture reach a dropping consistency. (Hold a spoonful of the mixture upside down and it should drop off after a slight pause.)
  3. Spoon the mixture into the greased bowl. Cover with cling film and microwave on full power for four minutes.

  4. Leave to stand for 2-3 minutes before turning out and serving with golden syrup or jam and custard

A simple and delicious microwave sponge pudding that cooks in just four minutes in the microwave and is light, fluffy and perfect served with custard.

If you like this then why not check out our Easy Vanilla Cupcakes and Icing or our Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.