Sticky sultana pudding

A super-speedy fruit sponge that’s cooked in the microwave and ready in just 10 minutes – serve with hot custard or golden syrup

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:5 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 368
  • fat 16g
  • saturates 9g
  • carbs 50g
  • sugars 26g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.5g


  • 100g butter, plus extra for the basin
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 85g light muscovado sugar
  • 100g sultanas
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • golden syrup and custard, to serve


  1. Butter a small microwave-proof pudding basin. In a separate bowl, rub the butter into the flour and baking powder, then stir in the sugar and sultanas. Gradually add the eggs and milk to make a wet cake mixture.

  2. Spoon into the basin and make a deep hollow in the centre with the back of the spoon. Cover the basin with cling film, pierce with the tip of a knife and microwave on High for 4½-5 mins until well risen and firm to the touch.

  3. Carefully turn the pud out onto a plate and spoon over a generous amount of syrup. Slice and serve with custard.

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