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Brian’s budget bites: microwave sponge pudding

Aimee Cavener

Written by Aimee Cavener, marketing advisor

Meet our customer Brian, he’s an avid cook and a Customer and Volunteer winner.

Brian has a passion for creating budget-friendly recipes, from this yummy sponge pudding to delicious bean burgers and more!

Let's get cooking

Microwave sponge pudding for two
You will need:

  • 50g self-raising flour
  • 50g margarine or softened butter
  • 50g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence


  1. Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl  
  2. Add in any flavourings you would like, for example choc chops, dried fruit, chocolate spread  
  3. Add the mixture to a greased bowl  
  4. Place in the microwave and cook for 4 mins in a 700w microwave or 3 mins 30s in an 800w microwave 
  5. Test with a skewer stick. If it comes out clean, then the sponge is ready to serve  
  6. Serve with custard, cream, ice cream...the list is endless!  

Prefer to cook along?

If would prefer to cook along with Brian, you can watch his short video on TikTok.

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