Easy slow cooker sticky treacle pudding recipe uses just five cheap ingredients

A man has shared his deliciously, easy recipe for cooking treacle pudding in the slow cooker.

Sharing some snaps of the gooey treat to an online cooking group, the foodie’s recipe was widely praised.

He posted the recipe to the popular Facebook group, “ Crockpot/ Slow Cooker Recipes & Tips ” where it raked in hundreds of likes and comments.

The man, from Stockton-on-Tees wrote: “Hi everyone, this is my first post on here.

“I was going to try the slow cooker kebab recipe, but didn’t want to start World War Three, so… treacle pudding.”

He continued: “It’s a very thick mixture, so I added two tablespoons of milk to loosen it before adding to the greased bowl!”

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Below his caption were photographs of the golden, sticky cake – similar to a sticky toffee pudding – and his Breville slow cooker.

We are drooling.

The other members of the 425,342 strong group were equally bowled over by the tasty treat.

One person exclaimed: “Holy moly! Looks delicious!”

Another wrote: “Jeez, that looks lush.”

A third said: “OMG, I want it!”

While a woman praised him: “I love seeing what creative creations people come up with.”

While multiple people begged the poster for his recipe.

A jokester said: “You’ll start World War Three on here if you don’t show the recipe!”

Luckily, the reggae-lover shared his secrets.

So, if you want to make this gooey, thick treacle pudding follow the recipe below.

Slow Cooker Treacle Pudding


  • 100g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • One cap full of vanilla essence
  • Two eggs
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • Syrup of choice (treacle, golden syrup, maple syrup or caramel)


  1. Cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla essence.
  2. Mix in the eggs, one at a time.
  3. Sieve the flour into the mix and fold in.
  4. Grease a slow cooker safe bowl with butter.
  5. Pour the syrup into the bottom of the bowl and spatula the mixture on top.
  6. Wrap foil around the bowl and tie it together with string at the top.
  7. Place the bowl onto a foil ring in the slow cooker.
  8. Fill the cooker with water until it covers most of the bowl (but doesn’t go over the top).
  9. Cook with the lid on for two hours on high.
  10. Leave to cool and turn upside down on a plate.
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The poster wrote: “This is a heavy, dense sponge in the style of old school dinners.

“Next time I’ll be posting a lighter, refined version. Enjoy!”

We certainly will enjoy, we just have to figure out if we want to top it with ice cream or custard.


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