Slow Cooker Syrup Sponge Pudding

Slow Cooker Syrup Sponge Pudding

This is a really easy recipe for a traditional syrup sponge pudding. Tastes great served hot, with custard and all done in the slow cooker. One of my go to comforting desserts has to be my Slow Cooker Syrup Sponge Puddings.

Mum makes the best syrup sponge puddings! In fact I can remember a few years ago I had one as my birthday dessert as I love it so much. Back then it was always bubbling away on the stove in one of her big pots and it seemed to take forever for it to be cooked. Skip forward to today and it's done in the slow cooker, slightly slower to cook but no steamed up windows and keeping an eye as the water evaporates.

To make this recipe you will need...


  • 20z Self Raising Flour
  • 2oz Caster Sugar
  • 2oz Butter or Margarine
  • Golden Syrup

This recipe makes 5 small puddings.


  1. Pre heat your slow cooker on high before we start to assemble the sponge puddings.
  2. Put a good table spoon full of golden syrup in the bottom of each of the basins...more if you like it extra sweet and syrupy.
  3. Next stick the kettle on. No this isn't to make yourself a cuppa tea but for you slow cooker shortly.
  4. In a food mixer add the other ingredients and mix until well combined.
  5. Spoon equal amounts on top of the syrup until the sponge batter is used up.
  1. Pop the lids on firmly and put into the slow cooker.
  2. Fill up with the kettle water, so they are held in place. DO NOT let them float or you will have uneven sponges which isn't good). If there is any water left is the time to make that cuppa.
  3. Cook on high for 1 hour, serve with custard, cream or ice cream. Extra syrup is optional.

And there you have it my quick and easy Slow Cooker Syrup Sponge Puddings. A quick sweet treat which you can pop on to cook when you get home and be ready for you when you've finished your chores. If you're not a fan of golden syrup why not try a table spoon of jam of you choice in the bottom, a tablespoon of cocoa powder in the sponge mixture of a chocolate sponge and table spoon of Nutella in the bottom or the zest of a lemon if you want something a little tart.

If you make this dish, why not send me a picture on Instagram using the #acountrygirlskitchen so I can go over and show it some love.

I hope you all have a wonderful day.

*Chefs Kiss*

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