Golden Syrup Treacle Pudding Cake

The fluffiest syrup sponge with a delightful syrup glaze. This is the ultimate comforting dessert, and it’s a breeze to whip up!

Golden Syrup Treacle Pudding Cake

Golden Syrup Treacle Pudding Cake


  • For the Cake:
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk, at room temperature (I used soy)
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar (apple cider or white)
  • 1/2 cup golden syrup
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (or another mild oil)
  • 2 3/4 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free yogurt (I used soy)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • For the Glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup


  1. Preheat your oven to 170°C (340°F) with the fan on.
  2. Line and lightly grease a square baking dish (approximately 8.5 inches, but make sure to fill it only about 3/4 full to allow room for rising).
  3. Mix the milk and vinegar, then set it aside for 10 minutes to thicken.
  4. Once thickened, pour the milk mixture into a large mixing bowl and add the remaining wet ingredients.
  5. Using a sieve, sift in the dry ingredients.
  6. Gently mix until just combined.
  7. Pour the batter into the baking dish.
  8. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center of the cake is fully set.
  9. While the cake has just a few minutes left to bake, prepare the glaze by mixing the glaze ingredients together.
  10. Once the cake is done, let it cool for about 10 minutes, then use a fork to poke holes in the cake.
  11. Pour the glaze over the cake, spreading it to cover the entire surface.
  12. Allow the glaze to set for approximately 20 minutes before serving.

Enjoy your delicious, cozy syrup sponge!

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