Golden Syrup Sponge Cake Recipe - Saveur.com. This sticky dessert, sometimes called treacle sponge, is as at home in an English pub as it is at an elegant dinner, like the ones held at Formal Hall. It's traditionally baked or steamed in a pudding basin—an aluminum or earthenware bowl designed specifically for pudding—but any sturdy 3-cup ovenproof bowl will do.
Treacle Sponge. Brits and Aussies are probably quite familiar with this, but it’s not a dessert we see much of in the US. It’s easy to knock together in a matter of minutes because it only takes flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. The treacle sponge is traditionally steamed in a sealed container; however, to make things easy, Marlena Spieler offers you instructions for baking it instead.