6-Minute Banana and Caramel Sponge Pudding

“A microwave sponge pudding with banana slices and caramel sauce. 30 second prep (OK 30second ish), 2.30minutes cooking and 3 minutes waiting! Found the sponge recipe on the web and the banana and caramel additions are mine! This is great to rustle up when you just need a warm cuddle from a pudding. It isn't as good as an old fashioned steamed suet pudding but we don't all have that many hours, do we?”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl mix the egg, sugar, flour and butter (or butter substitute) together until light.
  2. In a 1 pint microwave safe bowl put the sliced banana and spoon the sauce over.
  3. Spoon the sponge mix over the banana and caramel.
  4. Cover with cliingfilm and pierce and microwave for 2 and a half minutes (Mine is 850W oven).
  5. The sponge should rise beautifully - it should be firm to the touch on top but still have a bit of a wobble.
  6. Leave it sit for 3 minutes (this for me is the hard part).
  7. Serve hot with custard (my preference is cold with a hot pudding), a scoop of good vanilla ice cream or whipped or pouring cream.
  8. Alternatives: I've done this with roasted rhubarb (with a little powdered ginger). Would be good with golden syrup, fruit jam, perhaps sliced tinned pear and chocolate desert sauce. The possibilities abound.
  9. I've also done this with half oz sunflour and half oz apple sauce and felt very virtuous.

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