Sunday, 10 November 2013

Gooey Treacle Sponge

If you have a sweet tooth as bad as mine, and you can't find anything in the cupboards after dinner, this is the perfect pudding to rustle up in no time at all. 

In essence it is a vanilla sponge but with a gooey treacle bottom. It tastes just like the ones served for school dinners (the nice ones!).

You need to make sure you butter the dish beforehand as the golden syrup will make it very hard to get out otherwise.

The recipe says to use 6 tablespoons of golden syrup but I tend to ignore this as even when I double that it isn't enough, so I normally just use enough to cover the bottom of the dish with a thick layer of it.

Then as you would normally with a sponge, cream the butter and sugar together, and add the eggs in one at a time. 

Follow this with the vanilla bean paste (or vanilla essence) and then the sieved self-raising flour.

Then blob the cake batter on top of the golden syrup, it's important that you 'blob it' on instead of pouring it and then trying to spread it, as you want to keep the golden syrup on the bottom - not in the mixture.

Then all that is left to do is pop the custard in the microwave ready for when it comes out of the oven.

 As you can see this one doesn't last long...this was gone in one sitting.

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