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Golden Syrup Self-Saucing Pudding – #GreatBloggersBakeOff2014 Week 4

Dessert week, one of my favourites! Last year I made Toffee Apple Trifle which was delicious (and on my list of things to make again with this year’s apples!) and this year there was no second thoughts about what I was making – Self-Saucing Pudding for sure!

I don’t like coffee which ruled out the Tiramasu Cake and I didn’t really have the time to attempt a baked Alaska anyway – but seriously, who can resist a self-saucing pudding?

Admittedly I have only ever made such things in a microwave before (self-saucing chocolate microwave cake is the BEST last-minute pudding of all) so adapting the recipe to work in the oven was an adventure that I wasn’t sure would work. Turns out I should have more faith in myself!

Golden Syrup Self-Saucing Pudding



  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 100g butter (melted)
  • 1 egg
  • 1¼ cups self-raising flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1½ cups boiling water


  1. Thoroughly grease an ovenproof dish and preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Put ¼ cup of the brown sugar in a bowl with the flour, melted butter, egg, milk, 2 tablespoons of the golden syrup and all of the spices and mix until well combined into a smooth batter.
  3. Pour the batter into the dish.
  4. In a separate bowl mix the rest of the sugar with the cornflour.
  5. Sprinkle this sugar mixture over the top of the cake mixture.
  6. Put the last 2 tablespoons of golden syrup into a mixing jug with the boiling water and stir until dissolved/combined.
  7. Gently pour this over the top of the sugar and batter.
  8. Put the pudding in the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes – it is ready when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  9. EAT!


This should probably have served 4-6 people but Caius and I demolished the whole lot ourselves. It is seriously tasty and moreish – it would go very well with ice cream, custard or cream too. If you can resist just eating it straight out of the dish that is!




I’m taking part in the #GreatBloggersBakeOff2014
To see the other great entries in Dessert Week click here to see the linky on MummyMishaps

4 thoughts on “Golden Syrup Self-Saucing Pudding – #GreatBloggersBakeOff2014 Week 4

  1. oooh yes i remember your toffee apple trifle – mmmm!
    look at all that sticky , sweet sauce in your pud sooo yummy looking
    thank you for linking up x


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