This Butterscotch Self Saucing Pudding is a lovely winter warming dessert, quick and easy to prepare and comfort food at its best!
I am often asked for different dessert ideas, something for a special occasion or for a family dinner. This one, while it is not flashy or fancy, is absolutely delicious. Speaking of not flashy, what I have learned is that this is a very hard dessert to make look pretty for the photos! So you are just going to have to trust me on this one and try it anyway.
My Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding is super popular, and anything chocolate is definitely a winner when it comes to desserts, but this is such a lovely alternative.
A tasty soft cake base with a beautiful rich silky butterscotch sauce, just begging to be served up with a delicious vanilla ice cream or custard! I have amended the original recipe to give more sauce as I think the sauce is the best bit, but feel free to pare back the sauce ingredients if you like! The butterscotch pudding cake base itself is lovely and simple so needs more saucy goodness to lift it up!
If you love winter warming desserts please check out some of my most popular desserts, simply click on the title to go straight to the recipe, all tried and tested.
Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
Caramel Apple Pie
Grandma’s Apple Pie
The Best Chocolate Self Saucing Mug Cake
As a family we rarely have desserts, but as I was asked to take a dessert to a party on a cold and rainy day I decided this would be the perfect one. Certainly more warming than the cheesecake I was going to take!
I have a great new version of this recipe, for all those who have been asking for the Slow Cooker version, it is finally here! Check it out over on my new Slow Cooker Website
The reason I love self saucing puddings is that you can prepare them while dinner cooks, pop them in the oven as you sit down to eat dinner, and 40 minutes later you have dessert and a gorgeous smelling house!
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So without further ado onto the simple recipe, adapted from Taste
This is definitely a great first dessert for people to try! Not much can go wrong with this Butterscotch Pudding and it is delicious and crowd pleasing!
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Tania Broughton says
Do I put a teatowel under lid
Not when baking it in the oven no, it will catch fire! For the slow cooker version yes.
Ngaire Kemp says
Thank you Anna for such a yummy fast and easy self saucing dessert. There is only 2 of us, so we have had a treat for 3nights. A real winner.
This was an absolutely beautiful pud with lots of sauce. My whanau loved it ❤️
Always has to have lots of sauce! Glad you liked it
I find golden syrup at World Market here in the US, or on Amazon. It is a bit expensive but it lasts a long time. Most recipes that call for it only use a couple of tablespoons.
That’s great to know, thank you. Yes it does last a long time.
I made it tonight for family and friends. I usually go with something I’ve made before (tried and tested). Although I messed up — instead of spreading the brown sugar and corn flour over the scone batter, I mistakenly blended and stirred it in with the boiling water and golden syrup — and then just poured it over. It was still a 9 out of 10! I’ll follow the recipe to the letter next time. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes. Ngaa mihi.
That’s wonderful to hear!
Alva Hughes says
Hi Anna, Just wondering can this be made ahead the day before & heated up. Thanking you in microwave or oven. Recipe sounds so yummy.
Yes it can be. Better fresh as sauce doesn’t get too soaked into cake but definitely can be baked ahead. Can reheat in a moderate oven or in the microwave.
WOWee turns out it was my nieces fav pudding, it was amazing!!! Great big serving for 4 adults and 2 children, with 2 servings left. Lots of sauce too. Much nicer than my recipe. Thank you so much will definitely use this recipe again. Thank you so much.
I’m so pleased
Oh my gosh I haven’t cooked for about 8 years since my husband finished work . So it took 1 1/2 hrs to find I couldn’t find my favourite recipe. So took to Google , yours was the first one I came to so it was yours or nothing!!! It looked a wee bit diferent to mine but who cares I will do this! So Ok All ingredients found , away I went. Ok till I got to the brown sugar. Finding a solid mass in the container I will not be defeated, I sieved it into the bowl after sieving it into another bowl to measure the riight amount , thank goodness I did this I’d measured 1 and a 1/4 cups reading the flour amount. Ok not to be deterred I got the correct amount. Moving on, (I can do this I had cooked for my family for 36 years be fore HE took over). So now for the egg, then I heated the butter, added and then added the golden syrup! yup you guesses right scrambled eggs a la golden Oh what the hell I added another egg for good measure. What could happen.????? So then back to the bBB brown sugar oh look I’ve almost got enough sieved in the earlier bowl. adding that and oh no I forgot the cornflour! Fiddlesticks ( my recipe never had it. )( BBB the laptop has just died no power, printer was out of ink. ) Oh well mixed it into the brown sugar on the top of the casserole mixture. (Baking wasn’t this hard in my day) Anyway an hour from the start, I pour the water and golden syrup mixture over the casserole mixture and pop into the oven . Gosh I hope that’s all I had to do! 30mins nothing has exploded yet! Just checked nothing more to do …OK I will let you know how it goes. I am taking it to my great nieces tonight and she is a marvelous cook, no pressure there either. LOL Thank you for your recipe.
What an adventure! Hopefully it worked out and less stressful next time you make it
This is 10/10! Whenever you feel like something sweet but can’t be bothered to spend ages prepping a fancy dessert, this is the go-to! Super easy prep!
Awesome! So pleased you enjoyed it
What can I use in place of corn flour
The cornflour is to thicken the sauce, so you can leave it out, the sauce will just be thinner.
Love this recipe! Great taste 10/10 Cooked in the microwave for 16 minutes then let it sit for maybe 10 minutes. Scrumptious! Will try making it DWYG-free next time and let you know how it goes ?
Wonderful!! I’ve just made it in the Slow cooker today too so will be adding it to my new website soon. So glad to hear it works in the microwave ?? https://justslowcooker-recipes.com
Maria Boyd says
Made this tonight – winner in our house.
My husband is a butterscotch fiend and asked for something butterscotchy for Christmas dinner. This looks great but I can’t have eggs. I’m fairly adept at using replacements of all types but can you tell me what purpose the egg serves in this dish? Is it more for richness since the corn flour works to help binding?
SANDRA PAGE says
How much is a cup? Is it literally a cup or a specific weight ?
Hi Sandra, a cup here measures at 250ml, so it is the amount that can fit in that specific measuring cup. So sugar and flour for example will weigh differently in this measure. You can use a conversion tool in Google to get the correct amount for the ingredient you wish to use.
“1.Combine the second measure of brown sugar and cornflour in small dish and sprinkle this over the top of the base” Hi I’m a bit confused as to where this goes. Is it on top of the flour mixture once its in the dish or on the base of the casserole dish before the flour mixture goes in?
It sprinkles over the flour base mixture once it is already completed in the dish. Sing out if any more questions. If you have Facebook the video link tutorial is pinned to the top of my Justamumnz page.
Awesome, thank you!
Is corn flour the same as corn starch?
Yes! A thickening agent ?
I am in the US, and am not familiar with Golden Syrup. Do you know if this is similar to corn syrup? This looks DIVINE.
Golden syrup or light treacle is a thick, amber-coloured form of inverted sugar syrup made in the process of refining sugar cane or sugar beet juice into sugar, or by treatment of a sugar solution with acid. You can make your own or you can often find it in the International section of grocery stores. Let me know how you get on.
Your American cousins want to know what Golden Syrup is! Is it corn syrup?
It is quite different to corn syrup. Golden syrup or light treacle is a thick, amber-coloured form of inverted sugar syrup made in the process of refining sugar cane or sugar beet juice into sugar, or by treatment of a sugar solution with acid. You can make your own or you can often find it in the International section of grocery stores. Let me know how you get on.
Very nice. It had a good amount of sauce underneath. Actually, by very nice, I really mean that I was nearly ready to commit violence to get the leftovers from the son who was full. The other offspring wisely backed down.
Lol best feedback ever! So glad you enjoyed it ☺️