Best Old Fashioned Golden Syrup Steamed Pudding


Servings 6
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 6
Difficulty Easy

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3.8 based on 46 ratings.


  • 1/2 cups White Sugar
  • 40 g Butter
  • 2 cups Flour Self-Raising
  • 4 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cups Milk

Nutrition Information

Qty per
96g serve
Qty per
Energy 240.97333333333kcalcal 249.91111271668kcalcal
Protein 5.8433333333333gg 6.0600644689916gg
Fat (total) 1.3933333333333gg 1.445012520273gg
 - saturated 1.1266666666667gg 1.168455100125gg
Carbohydrate 51.44gg 53.347926346536gg
 - sugars 12.053333333333gg 12.500395390687gg
Dietary Fibre 1.3333333333333gg 1.3827871007397gg
Sodium 574.16mgmg 595.45578132052mgmg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: White Sugar, Butter, Milk

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Golden Syrup Steamed Pudding is my all-time favourite dessert.

I’ve been eating this particular recipe for Golden Syrup Steamed Pudding since I was young and I hope to pass it on to my boys for them to make for their families one day.  Serve it with ice cream or cream!

Just don’t be stingy on the Golden Syrup.

You will need a Pudding Steamer to cook this Golden Syrup Steamed Pudding – they are pretty cheap. They look like this:

If you remember your Grandmother’s Golden Syrup Steamed Pudding – then get excited – because this is a Traditional recipe – one that my own Grandmother used to make – and it is so buttery and delicious – there just cannot be a better recipe anywhere.  Best of all – it only contains basic ingredients – nothing fancy.  You will most definitely already have the ingredients ready to go in your fridge and pantry right now.

Golden Syrup Steamed Pudding I Stay at Home Mum

The only negative about this amazing comfort food is that it really needs to be eaten within 24 hours of making it – or it goes meh…

Don’t be stingy on the Golden Syrup either – I always add two, sometimes three times the amount of syrup.  If you aren’t a huge fan of golden syrup (we can’t be friends) – you can have jam instead!

Serve the Golden Syrup Steamed Pudding with vanilla ice cream or double cream.  You can also make some homemade custard if you like!

Golden Syrup Steamed Pudding I Stay at Home Mum

Golden Syrup Steamed Pudding is best made in one of those traditional Pudding steamers – but you can use a large noodle bowl as long as you keep an eye on the water level!

For a Slow Cooker version – try our recipe for Slow Cooker Golden Syrup Pudding.

Other great pudding recipes we have for you to try include:


  1. Get the largest pot you can and 1/2 fill it with water and bring it to the boil.

  2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well.

  4. Fold in the sifted dry ingredients and milk alternatively into creamed mixture.

  5. Grease a large pudding basin with butter.

  6. Pour the golden syrup into the bottom of the pudding steamer and pour the batter carefully over the top.

  7. Place the pudding basin into the boiling water (without the water coming over the top)

  8. Steam 1.5 hours. Serves 6.

  9. If you don't have a steamer - place in a greased noodle bowl and place in a large stockpot half-filled with boiling water - works just the same. Make sure it has a firm fitting lid.

  10. Golden Syrup Steamed Pudding is not suitable for freezing.

  11. Leftover pudding can be covered and refrigerated for up to 24 hours.  Steamed Puddings are notorious for drying out so they really don't last long!

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