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Classic Steamed Treacle Sponge Pudding

It's time to try the classic Steamed Treacle Pudding recipe! With its irresistible flavor, it is the perfect dessert for the whole family.

March 4, 2022
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 6 people
Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 45 mins
Total 65 mins



  1. Firstly, grease the pudding pan with butter and add 3 tablespoons of golden syrup. Alternatively, you can use any heatproof bowl.
  2. In a separate large mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, softened butter, eggs, sugar, and blackstrap molasses and mix until well combined. For mixing, you can use an electric hand whisk, a large fork, or even a large spoon.
  3. Add milk to the mixture. Stir the lemon juice and gently transfer the mixture into the prepared container, then smooth the surface with the tablespoon.
  4. If you are going to steam cook the pudding, line the pan with greaseproof paper. Fold a piece of foil back on itself to create a fold in the middle and place the foil on top of the baking sheet. Remember to cut off excess paper to prevent moisture from entering. Tie a string around the outside of the foil to secure it in place.
  5. Put the pudding in a heatproof dish (when opened) or a deep saucepan with a lid. Pour boiling water into the pan until it is half or two-thirds full and steam the pudding for about 214 hours, dropping half the water as needed.
  6. Remove the baking pan from the pan and carefully remove the foil and parchment paper.
  7. Run a knife around the edge of the pudding to remove it from the mold. Place the serving plate upside down on the baking tray and invert the pudding onto the plate.
  8. Serve with vanilla ice cream or creme anglaise. Wrap in cling film and place in the refrigerator overnight if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Treacle Pudding
Serves 6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.5 g32.7%
Cholesterol 144 mg48%
Sodium 89 mg3.9%
Protein 5.9 g11.8%
Potassium 380 mg8.1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • The sponge pudding is at its best when freshly cooked. If allowed to cool entirely for reheating, it can become a little denser.
  • For optimum comfort, work with a plastic lidded pudding bowl.
  • As an alternative route to steaming, you can use an oven or microwave. Also, use a microwave if you need to heat the pudding.
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Treacle Sponge Pudding is a classic English dessert. It is traditionally prepared with steamed sponge cake and treacle syrup.

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What Is Treacle Pudding?

Treacle Pudding is a traditional English dessert prepared by pouring treacle on sponge cake with butter. Widely eaten in England and Ireland, this classic recipe is prepared using the steaming method. This Treacle Sponge Pudding, which can also be made in the oven, is usually served with hot pudding.

Treacle is known as the English version of molasses. It has a milder flavor than classical molasses. Although treacle is used in this recipe, molasses can also be preferred.

How to Make Treacle Pudding in the Oven?

To make the Treacle Pudding in the oven, pour the cake batter into the mold. Preheat the oven to approximately 180°C (i.e. 160°C Fan or 350°F). Bake for 30-35 minutes. After about 2 hours of steaming or 40 minutes of cooking time, insert a toothpick into the pudding to check if it is ready. If it comes out clean, the pudding is cooked. Remove the pudding from the oven with a clean cloth and let it cool for a few minutes. Then serve hot.

What To Serve with Treacle Sponge Pudding?

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How To Store Treacle Pudding?

Treacle Pudding tastes best when cooked fresh. However, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you want to freeze the treacle pudding, wrap it in cling film and freeze for up to 3 months.

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