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I have found that cooking small sponges like this in the microwave turns out brilliantly. I use a bog standard 700-watt microwave and cook small items on full power. If you're making a single large sponge (see recipe), I tend to cook on ¾ power as the mixture is slightly denser. Keep an eye on large mixes; you will sometimes find that the bottom of the sponge will still be undercooked, even if the top is very firm. So, you may need to add a minute or two. Another good rule of thumb is to leave it to rest once cooked, the length of time you cook it, still wrapped well in the film.
Servings 4
Calories 657 kcal
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time18 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 150 g salted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150 g self-raising flour
  • 2 medium eggs, at room temp the same as the margarine
  • 4 tbsp Golden syrup

Instructions
 

  • Butter 4 x 8cm diameter 5.5cm high microwavable plastic bowls.
  • Brush generously with the melted butter, and then add a tbsp of syrup in the bottom of each.
  • Place the softened butter, sugar and vanilla into a bowl.
  • Whisk on a high speed for 2 minutes.
  • Stop the machine at the 2-minute mark, add the whole eggs and flour mix, and re-whisk for 20 seconds.
  • Spoon evenly into the 4 tubs and cover each one loosely with cling film and make a small incision in the film.
  • Set the microwave to full power and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Once cooked, carefully remove, as they will be really hot and leave to stand for 2 minutes to set.
  • Remove the cling film and turn out into bowls. You will see a small amount of cracking on the top of the pudding; this is quite normal.
  • Top with custard, cream or ice cream.
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Nutrition Facts
Easy Syrup Sponge in the Microwave
Amount per Serving
Calories
657
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
33
g
51
%
Saturated Fat
 
20
g
125
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
9
g
Cholesterol
 
162
mg
54
%
Sodium
 
274
mg
12
%
Potassium
 
81
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
83
g
28
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
56
g
62
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
Vitamin A
 
1057
IU
21
%
Calcium
 
28
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course Cakes, Dessert, Nibbles
Cuisine British, ITV This Morning, Winter
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