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Healthy Microwave Vanilla Jam Sponge Cake

Created by Sophie

This is a quick and healthy version of the vanilla and jam sponge cake pudding. I use olive oil spread and much less sugar than most recipes and it still tastes great (the jam will add sweetness).

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Prep time
5 minutes
Cook time
1 mins


  • 60g self raising flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 48g olive oil spread
  • 24g brown/demerra sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon jam of your choice

Recipe Method

Whisk the olive oil spread, vanilla extract and sugar together in a large bowl till white and creamy. Add in the egg and whisk until smooth.

Sieve the flour winto the mix, and gently beat for a minute till smooth.

Put the jam into the bottom of a large mug, and heat in the microwave for 20 seconds till hot (but not boiling!).

Pour the batter into the mug on top of the jam, then place in the microwave with a plate on top.

Microwave on full power for 1 minute (900-1000w), or 1 min 15 seconds (750w), or until the plate is rising off the mug.

Let the cake stand for 2 minutes.

Serve with a dollop of cream or ice cream.


Careful as the jam will be hot.

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Reviews and Comments

  • SteveA 15/03/2017 Review Score: 5
    Haha this is ridiculously good for something so quick and easy !

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