Slow cooker recipe: Simple steamed jam sponge pudding

Pop the kettle on, you'll want to have tea with this treat.

We've all been using this lockdown to get experimental in the kitchen - and now a home cook has shared her quick recipe for a classic jam sponge pudding. The best bit, though? Is that you can make in a slow cooker.

The tasty dessert can be made with very few ingredients and is receiving an influx of attention on social media - particularly Facebook group Crockpot/Slow Cooker Recipes & Tips. 

Several home cooks have put their own spin on the recipe.

"I love sponge pudding done in the slowcooker ....... syrup is my favourite, served with expensive vanilla ice cream !!" one Facebook user wrote.

"Id love to do apple and raspberry," another said.



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Here's how to make it, below!


  • 125g of butter
  • 110g of sugar
  • Vanilla essence
  • Two eggs
  • Milk
  • 25g of self-raising flour
  • Jam (flavour of your choice.)
  • Optional - marmalade/stewed fruits


  1. Ensure that the slow cooker is set to high, grease 1.2 litre bowl and cut a square of grease proof paper and tin foil place together and make good fold in middle for expansion.
  2. Using a large bowl, cream the 125g butter, 110g sugar, a few drops vallila essence, and 2 eggs in. Then fold in the 225g  of self-raising flour. Add a little milk to to soften the mixture.
  3. Place desert spoon of jam, marmalade or stewed fruit in bottom of greased bowl add cake mix filling 3/4 up bowl. Place folded foil/grease proof paper on top and crunch over top, tie with string to secure.
  4. Place in slow cooker. Fill with boiling water to 1/2 up pudding bowl. Place lid.
  5. Cook on high heat for 2.5 hours. The size of bowl will determine time but you can insert a skewer in pudding through the foil to test if cooked.
  6. Heat up two tablespoons of jam in the microwave for a minute, then pour it over the sponge and serce!

The proof is really in the pudding with this recipe. And by proof, we mean copious amounts of deliciousness.

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