TCIF: Lemon & Golden Syrup Sponge

Mimi ON Oct 21, 2011 AT 9:36 am

Lemon & Golden Syrup Sponge

Lemon & Golden Syrup Sponge

By Sarah Adams

You know those times when you need a quick dessert and you haven’t got one to hand? Well this sponge is ideal for those such occasions! It takes just 6 minutes in the microwave and I would say just 6 mins to prepare it… probably making this the fastest cake on record!


Pro Tip: You will need a 1 litre glass pyrex bowl or plastic microwave proof one.

2 large eggs
130g caster sugar
130g self raising flour
130g soft butter
¼ teaspoon baking powder
3 table spoons milk
3 table spoons golden syrup
Juice half a lemon

What you'll need

What you'll need

Pro Tip: Make sure the cling film goes all the way down the sides of the bowl as the cake will expand and may push the cling film off otherwise.

Grease your bowl with a little butter and put 3 table spoons of the golden syrup at the bottom along with the lemon juice.

Put all of the other ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat until all combined.

Spoon into your bowl and cover with lightly greased cling film.

Put a slit in the top and put it in the microwave on high for 6 minutes.

Put in the microwave on high for 6 minutes

Put in the microwave on high for 6 minutes

Remove the cling film and place a bowl on top to turn the cake out onto it.

Finally spoon 3 table spoons of golden syrup onto the sponge.

Pro Tip: Be careful when taking the cling film off as there will be a lot of steam

This cake is best eaten straight away and does not keep very well so warm up your custard and dig in!


Sarah has just won TWO Great Taste 1* Gold Awards for her creations; The Hazelnut Praline Cake and Raspberry and Rose Cake! Congratulations!

Sarah has her own website and custom makes award winning cakes to suit every style, taste and dietary requirement; So if you need a cake for a big event or touching gift, visit her website and place your order!

Sarah Adams © 2011

Click here for the last TCIF recipe: Peanut Butter & Maple Crispy Cake

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