Friday, 20 September 2013

Microwave Jam Sponge - Pudding in 10 Minutes

Sometimes you want a traditional, comforting pud... well, the nights are drawing in! And there's nothing like lashings of custard to warm you up of an evening. Sometimes, though, you only realise dessert is needed after you've already finished cooking for the night.

You can be eating this sponge within ten minutes of thinking of it, which makes it perfect for sudden dessert cravings. Because it's cooked in the microwave, in under 5 minutes, you don't have to preheat the oven or hang around waiting for it to cook. And since the fruit component is actually jam, it doesn't require any ingredients I wouldn't usually have in my pantry.

If you're feeling the need for chocolate, just add a tablespoon of cocoa powder along with the flour (and you could try replacing the jam with nutella, although jam and chocolate works pretty well, too).

Blackberry jamAre you interested in learning to make your own jam? Or just looking for more yummy recipes with jam as an ingredient? Click here for jam-making tips and a collection of related recipes.

Jam sponge

Quick & Easy Jam Sponge
Serves 2

50g (2oz) butter
50g (2oz) caster sugar
1 medium egg
½tsp vanilla essence
50g (2oz) self-raising flour
2-3tbsp jam (this time I used homemade blackberry jam)
  1. Cream together the butter and sugar in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Add the vanilla essence and beat in the egg.
  3. Fold the flour into the mixture.
  4. Place the jam in the base of a microwaveable bowl.
  5. top with sponge mixture
  6. microwave for about 3-5 minutes, until the sponge is springy and set (it took 4 mins in my 900W microwave)
  7. Serve immediately, with custard or a scoop of ice-cream.


Velva said...

Get out! This is a great idea! I really enjoy the smooth texture of puddings and custards-it is a weakness for me.

I will be doing this one!

Have a great weekend.


Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love a quick treat, and this looks so good!

Candi from Saltwater Happy said...

is vanilla essence just like artificial vanilla? That looks so good... I know my Dad would love it, me too

Rachel said...

It sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

I don't think I've ever had anything like this. Or maybe it's just a language thing because the ingredients seem like something I'd eat. Okay, I'm totally intrigued and the fact that it only takes 10 minutes makes it worth giving it a go.

Subha Subramanian said...

Perfectly made.........very simple to prepare.

Anonymous said...

we got hooked to this almost instant pud....can't have enough of this creamy all time favorite dessert,thanks so much for sharing :-)

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Very European. I've never eaten anything like it. It's fast and easy and creamy and I have all the ingredients - can't wait to give it a go!

Rebecca Subbiah said...

wow how cool, and so fast love sponge and custard

rosaria williams said...

Well, it's most tempting.

christine said...

oh yes, microwave puds, you were raised on them:)x

Blond Duck said...

Sounds good to me!

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes said...

You had me at "10 minutes"!!! Love how quick and easy this is when you need a quick pudding fix :)

Sarah Ebner said...

Love this idea - thank you. Pudding and 10 minutes preparation? What could be better?? Will be making this tonight...

Unknown said...

Just whipped this up for my boys for pudding as we had some spare custard - perfect pudding, quick and delicious! Will use again! : )

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