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Microwave Jam Sponge Pudding Recipe


Veg HT DP 15Mins


This is the ideal recipe for a chilly winter's day when time is short but you want a comforting and filling dessert.


Serves 4

Prep & Cook Time:

15 mins

Recipe Tags: Hot . Vegetarian Quick Dessert. Fruit


3 tbsp Jam
100g/4oz Butter or Margarine
100g/4oz Sugar
2 Large Eggs, beaten
1 teasp Vanilla Extract
100g/4oz Self Raising Flour



1. Lightly grease a 900ml/30fl.oz microwavable bowl then place the jam in the bowl, spreading it evenly to cover the base. Set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.

3. Gradually add the eggs and vanilla extract. If you use a whisk it will mix together more quickly.

4. Add the flour and mix well then transfer the mixture to the bowl containing the jam.

5. Cover with a microwaveable plate and cook for 3 and a half minutes on high (800w).

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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Beat – To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.


Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Microwave Oven

Mixing Bowl

Wooden or Plastic Spoon


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