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Microwave Golden Syrup Sponge Pudding (vegan mug cake)

 Sticky golden syrup sponge pudding, baked in the microwave in 2 minutes. Light and fluffy with a toffee sauce. Fabulous with vanilla ice cream. Dairy-free and vegan.

Microwave Golden Syrup Sponge Pudding in a glass mug with a panda face

MICROWAVE GOLDEN SYRUP SPONGE PUDDING (VEGAN MUG CAKE)


My family are mad for mug cakes. They love them.

Of course, I'm always happy to oblige as they are so easy and quick to make.

This is my best mug cake yet!

Soft and fluffy vanilla sponge with a rich, toffee sauce thanks to the golden syrup.

Mmmmmm!


Microwave Golden Syrup Sponge Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream

2 MINUTE SPONGE PUDDING


This crazy good sponge pudding bakes in the microwave in 2 minutes.

Just look at it!

The sponge is so fluffy and that sticky, syrupy sauce sinks right through the pudding to the bottom, so you get some toffee syrup with every spoonful.

It takes a couple of minutes to make the batter and syrup, then a couple of minutes to bake.

It's like magic!


MICROWAVE MUG CAKES & PUDDINGS


If you've not tried mug cakes or puddings yet, you really should.

All you need is a large microwave-proof mug and a few basic ingredients.

You don't need scales either, just a spoon to measure out and mix the ingredients.

They taste just as good as full-size puddings or cakes, but they are super quick.

They are awesome!

Check out my guide to mug cakes - Vegan Mug Cakes - What Microwaves Were Made For!


Golden Syrup Sponge Pudding in a Glass Mug

SELF-SAUCING PUDDING


This is a self-saucing pudding.

They are sometimes called a magic pudding too.

If you've not heard of them before, have a look at my Dark Chocolate Magic Pudding. It's a full size chocolate pudding, but the technique is the same.

So how does a self-saucing pudding work?

You make your cake batter, add it to the baking dish, then you pile the sauce ingredients on top.

Now the crazy bit.

You pour boiling water over it!

That's right, boiling water.

Once it's baked the sauce has magically appears at the bottom of the sponge.

You just have to hold your nerve and believe me when I tell you it works.


WHY IS MICROWAVE GOLDEN SYRUP SPONGE PUDDING SO GOOD?


You will LOVE this sticky syrup pudding if you try it. Here are some reasons why.

  1. It's super quick!
  2. It's very easy to make, anyone can make it from the more experienced cooks and bakers to those who are not confident in the kitchen.
  3. It's easy for kids to make by themselves (just tell them to take the mug out by the handle so they don't burn their fingers and let it cool for a couple of minutes before eating it).
  4. There are no fancy ingredients.
  5. You don't need any special equipment or dishes to make this sponge pudding.
  6. It's cheap! You only use a little of each ingredient.
  7. It's a generous portion for one. 
  8. You won't have lots of leftover pudding you wonder what to do with or pudding that will tempt you.
  9. There's hardly any washing up, just a mug and two spoons!
  10. It tastes blooming' amazing!


Overhead shot of golden syrup pudding with ice cream

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE MICROWAVE GOLDEN SYRUP PUDDING


This pudding is super easy to make and you don't need any fancy ingredients or equipment.


EQUIPMENT

  • Large microwave-proof mug
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon

INGREDIENTS

  • Plain flour
  • Caster sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt (just a pinch)
  • Oat milk (or your regular milk)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil (or other mild oil)
  • Brown sugar
  • Golden syrup
  • Boiling water

MICROWAVE POWER


The power can vary dramatically between microwaves.

My microwave is 800 watts. Yours may be a bit less powerful or more powerful than mine and may need a little more or a little less time. 

The sponge is ready if it is springy to the touch, but don't use your finger to test it, use the back of a teaspoon. The toffee syrup will be very, very hot.

Check out this guide to finding the wattage of your microwave.



A spoonful of sponge pudding with vanilla ice cream

HOW TO SERVE GOLDEN SYRUP SPONGE PUDDING



Now wait a minute, don't just dig your spoon in, no matter how tempting the pudding looks.

Think about how to serve it.

Here are some ideas.

  1. A dollop of vegan vanilla ice cream (we like Swedish Glace).
  2. Pouring vegan cream.
  3. Vegan squirty cream.
  4. Warm vegan custard.
  5. A dollop of whipped vegan double cream (Elmlea Plant Double Cream is supposed to be good, I've bought some but not tried it yet)
  6. A dollop of vegan banana ice cream.
  7. Naked, on its own, without a topping.


A variety of vegan mug cakes and puddings

MORE VEGAN MUG CAKES & PUDDINGS TO TRY



Here are a few of my favourite mug cakes and puddings for you to try.



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Microwave Golden Syrup Sponge Pudding - Step 1 - Dry Ingredients

STEP 1


Add the dry ingredients to a large mug. Make sure the mug is microwave-proof.

Add plain (all-purpose) flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.


Microwave Golden Syrup Sponge Pudding - Step 2 - Wet Ingredients

STEP 2


Now add the wet ingredients.

Milk and vegetable oil.

I use oat milk, but you can use your regular milk and any mild oil.



Microwave Golden Syrup Sponge Pudding - Step 3 - Cake Batter

STEP 3


Add the vanilla extract and mix the ingredients into a smooth cake batter.



Microwave Golden Syrup Sponge Pudding - Step 4 - Syrup

STEP 4


Top the cake batter with brown sugar.

Drizzle golden syrup over the brown sugar.



Microwave Golden Syrup Sponge Pudding - Step 5 - Bake

STEP 5


Pour boiling water over the pudding. I know it sounds crazy, but trust me it will work.

Bake in the microwave for 2 minutes.

Serve with vegan vanilla ice cream.

Enjoy!

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Author: Jacqueline Meldrum
Microwave Golden Syrup Sponge Pudding

Microwave Golden Syrup Sponge Pudding

Sticky golden syrup sponge pudding, baked in the microwave in 2 minutes. Light and fluffy with a toffee sauce. Fabulous with vanilla ice cream. Dairy-free and vegan.
Prep time: 2 MinCook time: 2 MinTotal time: 4 Min

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 ½ tbsp oat milk (or your regular milk)
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp vegetable oil (or any mild oil)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 2 tbsp boiling water

Instructions

  1. Add the plain flour, caster sugar, baking powder and salt to a microwave-proof large mug.
  2. Add the milk, oil and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients.
  3. Mix well into a smooth batter.
  4. Add the brown sugar in a layer over the cake batter.
  5. Drizzle the golden syrup over the brown sugar.
  6. Pour the boiling water over everything.
  7. Microwave for 2 minutes.
  8. Leave to cool for a couple of minutes, then serve with your choice of topping. I love it with vegan vanilla ice cream.
  9. Enjoy!

Notes:

Make sure you use a large mug, the type you would use for a hot chocolate or soup.

Make sure your mug is suitable for use in the microwave.

My microwave is 800 watts. Yours may be a bit less powerful or more powerful than mine and may need a little more or a little less time.

Leave to cool for a couple of minutes before serving as the toffee sauce will be very hot.

Serve with either vegan vanilla ice cream, vegan cream or vegan custard.

Calories

416.38

Fat (grams)

5.06

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.43

Carbs (grams)

105.73

Fiber (grams)

1.17

Net carbs

104.56

Sugar (grams)

67.81

Protein (grams)

3.69

Sodium (milligrams)

410.86

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00

24 comments

  1. Mug cakes are the BEST! You only have to wait 2 minutes to enjoy a little bit of Heaven in a mug!

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    1. You are so right, it's like a little bit of magic!

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  2. I love an easy microwave cake, and this golden syrup version looks lovely. Makes a change from chocolate.

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  3. Oh my word! I think I found my new BF for posting THIS! I so love this recipe - I love your use of golden syrup in it and cannot wait to try this out!

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  4. This mug cake was so fun to make! I love how easily everything goes together and the ideas on how to make different ones. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Do try some of the others I suggested too.

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  5. I am not kidding. I am pinning this to make this weekend!

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    1. Haha I hope you enjoy it. Although I know you will.

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  6. Oh good another one to try. The gingerbread one is my favourite so far. My daughter loves the brownie. Jill

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    1. Oh yes the gingerbread mug cake is really good. Hope you enjoy this one as much Jill.

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  7. I made it!!! It is amazing! Cannot wait to see what the next one will be. Jill

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it and yes I have a few more ideas.

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  8. I just love a mug cake! This sounds so easy and delicious, I can't wait to try it!

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  9. This is the perfect solo night dessert when I need something sweet! Love how easy it is to throw together quickly!

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    1. Oh yes perfect for that and made in minutes. Enjoy!

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  10. What a brilliant recipe! I love quick sweet treats like this!

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  11. Wow this recipe is so delicious and so fun to make. My kids will love this. Can't wait to whip this out. Thanks!

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    1. Just make sure they wait a couple of minutes as it's very hot when just made.

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  12. What a Lovely Food. I'll Definitely Try. Thank You.

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  13. This looks delicious - I will put it on my to list - though it looks delicious for a cold winter's night - which is not quite with us but on the way

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x