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My Microwaveable Gluten Free Jam Sponge Pudding Recipe (dairy free)

My microwaveable gluten free jam sponge pudding recipe is perfect when you need a warming dessert in a hurry – just add custard! Oh and my recipe is dairy free too.

I’m a firm believer that nobody should ever have to miss out on dessert because of gluten/dairy. I mean, maybe 10 years ago, but not these days – surely?! Well, just in case, I made my microwaveable gluten free jam sponge pudding recipe to be doubly sure…

So, what’s so great about my gluten free jam sponge pudding recipe? Stand back everyone, I think it’s time to pull out the bullet points:

  • It’s easy peasy to make in the microwave.
  • You only need 6 ingredients.
  • You can make it in a bowl if you don’t have a ceramic mini pudding basin…
  • and it cooks in 1 and a half minutes!

*blows non-existent smoke from non-existent gun*

But I guess the best thing about it is that it tastes bloody awesome! It’s just like a light and fluffy, steamed sponge pudding with sweet, sticky jam on top.

What’s not to love?

I would highly, highly recommend serving this up straight from the microwave with cold custard straight from the fridge (dairy free if needed).

Does anyone else love a hot pudding with cold custard, or is that just me?!

(I guess you can warm your custard up in the microwave too if the thought of that offends you!)

Also, I’m a little greedy with the jam, so I microwaved an extra couple of tablespoons in a separate bowl and dolloped it on top. You just can’t go wrong!

Ok, so here’s my microwaveable gluten free jam sponge pudding recipe…

Microwaveable Gluten Free Jam Sponge Pudding Recipe (dairy free)

My microwaveable gluten free jam sponge pudding recipe only takes 1 and a half mins in the microwave! Plus, it's dairy free too.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 50 g gluten free self-raising flour
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 50 g dairy free magarine or butter if you're not dairy free (I used Pure)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp strawberry or raspberry jam


  1. Using an electric whisk, mix together your dairy free margarine and sugar. 

  2. Add the egg to your mixing bowl. Put in a tsp of vanilla extract and whisk again until well combined.

  3. Lastly, add the gluten free self-raising flour and whisk for one last time until you're left with a nice, smooth mixture.

  4. Grab a microwaveable bowl and grease it by spreading a thin layer of dairy free margarine all around the inside of it. I do this with some kitchen roll. Then spread a nice, even layer of jam around the inside up to about half way.

  5. Fill your bowl with your cake mixture up to two thirds full. It'll rise a lot, so you'll need to leave the extra space!

  6. Cover the bowl with another plate and microwave on full-power (900W) for 1 and a half minutes if you're using a small pudding basin (about 5cm in diameter). Or between 2 to 2 and a half minutes in an average-sized cereal bowl.

  7. Enjoy!

Thanks for reading how to make my microwaveable gluten free jam sponge pudding recipe! If you make it, I’d love to see how it turned out so don’t forget to take a snap of your creation and tag me on Instagram!

Plus, I’m giving away a £50 supermarket voucher every month to my fave pic, so get baking!

Any questions about the recipe? Please do let me know by following me on Instagram and leaving me a comment!

Thanks for reading,

Becky xxx

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