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Hot treacle sponge pudding recipe with black treacle and golden syrup. Served with custard
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Oven-Baked Treacle Sponge Pudding

Warm and comforting, this easy black treacle sponge pudding is the perfect hot dessert. Oven-baked instead of steamed, it's also super quick!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: British
Diet: Low Salt, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 302kcal
Author: Kachina


  • 120 g golden syrup
  • 60 g black treacle
  • ½ lemon’s zest and juice
  • 115 g unsalted butter (room temp.)
  • 115 g light brown soft sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 115 g plain / all-purpose flour (see notes for self-raising flour swap)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon milk (semi-skimmed or whole)


  • Preheat oven: 180°C / 160°C (fan) / Gas Mark 4 / 350°F
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the treacle, syrup, zest and lemon juice until smooth, then pour this into the base of a greased 8-inch square baking tin.
  • In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until fully combined.
  • Sieve in the flour and baking powder, gently folding this until the mixture until just combined.
  • Stir in the milk until smooth and then spoon the batter over the syrup in the pan and smooth gently until evenly spread across the syrup layer.
  • Cover the tin with a layer of foil and bake for 40-45mins until the sponge is risen and a skewer comes out clean from the middle.


  • You can swap the plain / all-purpose flour in this recipe for self-raising flour of the same quantity and exclude the baking powder instead.


Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 426IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 2mg