Microwave Jam Sponge Pudding….

We love quick and easy recipes in the Frugal house and the microwave sponge pudding that we found is exactly that, in fact it’s so easy that Miss Frugal made ours tonight. She loves to bake and is learning to measure the ingredients out properly….
100g sugar
100g butter / margarine
2 eggs
100g self raising flour
A few drops of vanilla essence
4 tablespoons of milk
Cream the sugar and the margarine (I think that’s the technical term – we just mash it with a fork) and then add the eggs, milk and vanilla essence. Mix it together and then add the flour to the mix and mix it a bit more.
Miss Frugal had great fun measuring out the ingredients and then doing all of the mixing herself.

Then layer the bottom of a microwave proof dish with jam, I used about five spoonfuls but to be hones it could have done with a bit more so just use your own judgement as to how jammy you want it to be.

Pour your cake mix over the top and then cover.
Put the bowl into the microwave and cook for about 4-5 minutes. I did it for three and a half minutes and checked it every 30 seconds after that.
Serve with custard and it’s ready – no more than 10 minutes from start to finish.

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  1. says

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  2. Emma says

    Left Jenna, age 9, to make this after tea. Syrup sponge and custard. Gorgeous and so easy.
    Thank you

  3. mel and tom says

    yum. we made these in individual domed shaped cups with different toppings like Luissa (good idea-thanks) and turned them onto saucers so they looked pretty. Nobody would guess this wasn't steamed for hours on the hob!!! GReat recipe thank you…

  4. Luissa says

    We also do these in mugs so that everyone can have there own 'toppings'. I like syrup, son likes toffee sauce, hubby likes jam, daughter likes plain. Cook on high for about 1-2mins per mug. So four mugs would take 4-8 mins.

  5. kay says

    Made it with syrup as a quick n easy pud…… thumbs up all round! By the time the custard is done so is the sponge ;o) Thanks


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