Summer Fruit Sponge Pudding

April 27, 2019Sew White

My delicious summer fruit sponge pudding combines a light and fluffy lemon sponge on top of a rich layer of summer fruits perfect to enjoy all year.

I love the mix of sponge and fruit together in the same pudding. The fruit is able to soak into the sponge a little and is just great to have a pudding you can serve straight from the oven

It doesn’t take long to make and could be easily adapted to use different fruits. Next time I think I will try adding strawberries to make it a perfect summer pudding. Especially drizzled with cold cream.

A golden brown summer fruit sponge pudding ready to be served in a chiffon pink Le Creuset shallow casserole dish.

To make this dish I used the gorgeous shallow casserole dish from Le Creuset. It’s a hob and oven safe dish made of cast iron and since I received it, I have used it for everything.

Like great cookware it’s so versatile. I have cooked chicken dinners, pancakes, scrambled eggs, risottos and puddings in the same pan. I loved using this pan for the pudding as it started catching and browning too much I popped the lid on. It’s also easy to wash up and we can all agree that is a massive bonus aspect.

Check out the range of colours this beautiful shallow casserole dish comes in. Click here to be taken to the Le Cresuet website.

Serving up the summer fruit sponge pudding is a delicious dessert all year and can be made in the Le Creuset shallow casserole dish.

Cold cream over hot sponge and fruit. It’s a delicious!

How to make the summer berry sponge pudding

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Stir in the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla extract followed by the flour and baking powder. Add the zest of one lemon plus the juice of half the lemon to the mix and stir together.

Spoon in the defrosted summer berries into the oven proof dish. Gently spoon over the sponge and pop it in the oven.

Pouring cream over the summer fruit sponge pudding. The rich red berries and golden sponge glisten on the plate.

When the cake is cooked I loved scooping into it to reveal the gorgeous bright red fruit underneath. The recipe easily makes enough for 8 portions.

The summer fruit sponge pudding served revealing the red berries under the golden brown sponge.

My gran described it as a self saucing pudding and I think she’s right! It also lasts really well when cool and then reheated the next day.

Summer Fruit Sponge Pudding Recipe

5 from 7 votes

Summer Fruit Sponge Pudding

I used a 26cm oven proof dish for the dessert

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Sisley White


  • 1 kilo pack of frozen mixed berries allow to defrost before using
  • 180 grams unsalted butter
  • 180 grams caster sugar
  • 180 grams self-raising flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • a sprinkle of icing sugar to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Add the berries in the bottom of a large oven safe dish.

  3. In a bowl cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

  4. Stir in the eggs one by one. Add a spoonful of flour if the mixture starts to curdle.

  5. Add the vanilla extract.
  6. Sieve in the flour and baking powder and mix together.

  7. Zest the lemon and add juice from half with the zest it in to the mix. Stir together.

  8. Gentle spoon over the cake mix.

  9. Bake for approx 35 minutes to 45 minutes until the cake is golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean. (I added the lid after 20 minutes as my oven was browning the top too quickly.)

  10. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve straight away with cream.

Hot fruit and sponge is a winning combo!

Serving it straight from the oven is a joy and I love how warm the sponge and fruit was. Drizzling cream over the pudding added a delicious coolness to the dish. However we did discuss the possibility of adding ice cream and custard.

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  • Jacqui Bellefontaine

    April 28, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    I love this sort of pudding. Yours looks so delicious.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      May 6, 2019 at 10:20 pm

      Thank you so much. It was super.5 stars

  • Mayuri Patel

    May 7, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Such a scrumptious looking pudding. Love the idea of combining both sponge and berries to make this dessert.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      May 9, 2019 at 12:37 pm

      Thank you so much. Love the word scrumptious.

  • Jere Cassidy

    May 8, 2019 at 1:45 am

    I love these types of desserts, a little cake and a little fruit. The perfect combo.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      May 9, 2019 at 12:36 pm

      I couldn’t agree more!

  • Corina Blum

    May 8, 2019 at 10:47 am

    What a gorgeous fruity pudding! My mum used to make a lot of puddings like this for us when I was younger and I would love to have one again. Unfortunately my kids don’t really like cooked fruit so it’s not something I make very often myself!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      May 9, 2019 at 12:35 pm

      It is a really memory bake, I remember by gran making it when I was little and it was great to make it for her.
      I hope your children star to like cooked fruit soon, if not more for you!

  • Cat | Curly’s Cooking

    May 8, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious. Your sponge looks so light and fluffy.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      May 9, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      It was so beautiful to eat. Far too easy to have seconds too.

  • Anna | Serving Dumplings

    May 8, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    This looks so delicious! One of my favorites5 stars

    1. Sew White

      May 9, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      Thank you so much. Thats so kind x

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