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Easy 3 Minute Microwave Syrup Sponge Recipe

This is a quick and easy to make syrup sponge cake recipe that anyone can do.

Course Dessert
Keyword microwave, sponge cake, syrup
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 2


  • 2 oz Self Raising Flour 56g
  • 2 oz Softened Butter or Baking Margarine 56g
  • Golden Syrup
  • 2 oz Caster Sugar 56g
  • 1 egg Egg
  • 0.5 teaspoon Vanilla Extract


Bowl One

  1. Beat the butter and sugar together until they are soft and fluffy

  2. Add the egg and beat that into your mixture

  3. Now add the flour and mix in thoroughly

Bowl Two

  1. Add your syrup to the base of a greased microwave safe bowl until it fills the base.

  2. Add your mixed ingredients on top of the syrup.  Note: It will barely cover it, don't worry this is right.

  3. Pop into the microwave. Heat for 3 minutes on High for an 800W, 3.5 Minutes for a 700W microwave.

  4. Remove and tip out into a dish and serve. You can add more syrup for effect if you want to. 

Recipe Notes

Make sure your bowl is the right size for the mixture and suitable for the microwave. 

Please note the mixture rises several times its size so make sure the bowl is big enough to allow for expansion.

You need just over 1/2 litre or 1-pint bowl narrow at the base if possible as this works best.