Frugal Pantry Dessert: Butterscotch Self – Saucing Pudding

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Whip up this easy self-saucing butterscotch pudding from ingredients you already have in your pantry.

butterscotch self saucing pudding

This pudding is so easy to whip up in a flash: all the ingredients are basic pantry staples that can be thrown together when you want a dessert (without going out to buy extra ingredients).

But don’t be fooled, this is one delicious dish!

This pudding makes a great winter dessert, perfect for after the Sunday roast.

For something a little different, add some chopped nuts to the batter.

I like to keep some long-life cream in the pantry for emergency cooking. You can get it in the supermarket in 200ml tetra-packs. It sells out quickly though, so if you see it, pick up a couple for the pantry.

They really come in handy if you like to cook with cream or need some emergency cream for a last-minute dessert.

Yield: 4-6 serves

Pantry Dessert: Butterscotch Self-Saucing Pudding

butterscotch self saucing pudding

Butterscotch self-saucing pudding is quick and easy to whip up using pantry basics.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 80g butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp. golden syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. cornflour
  • 1/4 cup golden syrup
  • 1 1/4 cups boiling water



  1. Preheat oven to 170°C and grease a 1-litre oven dish.
  2. Combine the sugar and sifted flour. Add the milk, egg, butter and golden syrup to the combined flour and sugar. Mix to a smooth batter and pour into the prepared oven dish.


  1. Combine sugar and cornflour and sprinkle evenly over the pudding batter.
  2. Mix the golden syrup and boiling water together until the syrup has dissolved. Pour evenly and gently over the back of a spoon over the sugar mixture onto the batter.
  3. Bake for 40 – 50 minutes or until the cake forms on top and a skewer inserted into the cake part comes out clean.
  4. Serve with cream or ice cream.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 556Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 805mgCarbohydrates: 91gFiber: 2gSugar: 51gProtein: 7g

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  1. Looks AMAZING, I haven’t had anything sweet in ages and I’ve got a hankering right now:)

  2. That just looks so extremely delicious I simply have to try it! How fantastic to have a recipe that matches ingredients I do have on hand all the time!

  3. Hope you enjoy it. I love this recipe, it always goes too quick!

  4. We made this tonight! According to my 7 yo, “That’s the best thing I’ve ever tasted!”

  5. Glad to hear it went down well. I think I’ll make this again tonight…