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Quick Microwave Sponge



6 portion(s)

Basic Sponge Mix

  • 100 grams Butter, cubed
  • 100 grams caster sugar/raw sugar milled
  • 100 grams self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Spotted Dick

  • 1 heaped teaspoon cinnamon
  • 50 grams saltanas or raisins

Lemon Sponge

  • 1 Peel of Lemon

Fruity Sponge

  • 1 heaped teaspoon mixed spices
  • 50 grams Dried Mixed Fruit

Chocolate Sponge

  • 2 heaped teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 level tablespoons Milk
  • 6
    Preparation 5min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Sponge Mix
  1. If making a Lemon Sponge add peel to bowl and whizz up 10 Sec on Speed 9 BEFORE adding the Basic Sponge Mixture.




    and whizz up for 6 sec on speed 5 or until smooth.

  2. 1. Put all BASIC Sponge ingredients into the bowl, if making a varient add this now EXCEPT the dried fruit. Whizz up 6 Sec on Speed 5 or until smooth.

  3. 2. If using a dried fruit varient add this now to your bowl for 3 Sec REVERSE on Speed 3.

  4. 3. Place in a Microwavable Bowl and cook in your Microwave on High for 4 Minutes turning half way through, leave it to sit for 1 minute in your microwave before serving.

  5. 4. Serve with either Ice cream, Cream, Custard or warm up Golden Syrup, Lemon curd or Jam for a fantastic topping


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The mixture is fine if left a while before cooking so Ideal to make before you start dinner and set aside to cook whilst you are eating your mains, I make Automated custard to accompany this.

Store any left overs in the fridge and warm up the next day, it softens on warming.

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  • Great recipe for a quick and

    Submitted by musictherapy_au on 10. June 2016 - 19:59.

    Great recipe for a quick and easy cake. Ours were a little dry too but lovely with a bit of custard 

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  • I just wanted cake in an

    Submitted by Imagrace on 6. June 2016 - 12:39.

    I just wanted cake in an instant, so this satisfied my craving. I cooked as four smaller cakes in ramekins for 2min each in microwave. Found them a little dry, but perfect with a splash of cream.   Quick and Fluffy

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