Easy Steamed Treacle Sponge Recipe

Treacle Sponge or Syrup Pudding as it's commonly known has been a favoured traditional British dessert for decades. Requiring only basic ingredients it became a go-to choice during Post War Britain.

The following recipe is based upon an original early 50's recipe, it's simple yet delicious, perfect to serve with warm custard or a dash of double cream.


  • 2 tbsp Syrup
  • 4 oz. Butter or Margarine
  • 4 oz. Sugar
  • 2x Eggs
  • 4 oz. Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • A Pinch of Salt


  • Pudding Basin
  • Grease Proof Paper or Baking Liner
  • Steamer


  1. Grease your pudding basin and add 2 tbsp of golden syrup.

  2. Cream the butter / margarine until it is light and fluffy then begin adding one egg at a time, mixing well after each addition.

  3. Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt into the creamed mixture and fold.
    Tip - Add milk if required to give a dropping consistency.

  4. Pour the mixture into your greased pudding basin and cover with greaseproof paper, secure with string. Place into your steamer and allow the pudding to steam for 1 1/2 hours.

  5. When finished, remove the pudding and serve with warm custard or double cream.

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