Steamed Jam Pudding

Submitted by Renae Mccallum

Steamed Jam Pudding

5 from 2 votes
Serving: 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 133g butter, at room temperature
  • 133g caster sugar
  • 133g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Extra butter to grease the pudding bowl
  • Your preference of any flavoured jam or marmalade


  • Using a mixer, cream the butter with caster sugar until the mixture is pale, light and fluffy. The sugar should be completely dissolved ie there is no graininess in the texture.
  • Beat in a tablespoon of the flour into the butter mixture.
  • Beat the eggs with the milk. (In a seperate bowl)
  • Add a few tablespoons of the egg and milk mixture to the butter mixture, beating continuously until the egg is fully incorporated into the butter before adding another few tablespoons. If you add the egg mixture too quickly, your batter will curdle. Repeat until all the egg is added.
  • Beat in the vanilla extract.
  • Then gently fold in the sifted self-raising flour.
  • Grease a pudding bowl/basin with softened butter. Put a few good dollops of jam/marmalade into the bottom of the bowl. The marmalade should be about 2 - 2.5cm deep.
  • Pour the sponge batter into the bowl. Don't fill it right up to the top. Leave about 1 cm space from the top of the pudding bowl
  • Cut a sheet of foil into a large circle, sufficient to cover and overlap the sides of the pudding bowl, whist still allowing enough slack over the top of the bowl to allow for the pudding to rise.
  • Tie kitchen string to very tightly just under the lip of the pudding bowl to ensure that the pudding mixture is tightly sealed and no water gets in.
  • Place into slow cooker, fill with enough boiling water to submerge the pudding but not covering the bowl..and steam the pudding for approximately 2 - 2 1/2 hours on low, depending on how fast your sc works (every ones is different)
  • Unmould the pudding onto a plate.
  • Serve hot with warm custard and or cream and enjoy!!!

2 thoughts on “Steamed Jam Pudding”

  1. Great recipe. I added a pinch of salt, and extra marmalade.
    A string handle across the top of the pudding basin would make it easier to remove from the slow cooker pan.

  2. 5 stars
    Made this turned out lovely and light bit hesitant because my steamer didn’t fit in cooker to reach the bottom floated a little but made sure water was up to right level took 3 hours

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