Vegan Steamed Jam Suet Sponge Pudding

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Vegan Steamed Jam Suet Sponge Pudding

Find out how to create your own deliciously vegan steamed jam suet sponges to enjoy this iconic pudding at home.

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What is a suet sponge?

Suet sponge is steamed or baked and is made with suet and is often studded with dried fruit.

Not all suet is vegan-friendly – far from it, in fact. Traditionally, Suet is made from beef or mutton fat and grains and is used to give the dish a deeper flavour.

Thankfully, vegetarian suet is widely available and is vegan-friendly.

Why do you steam puddings?

Steaming puddings instead of baking them makes the sponge incredibly moist.

Additionally, the steam helps regulate the heat at which the pudding is cooked allowing it not to overcook and become dry.

How do I steam a pudding without a steamer?

Steaming a pudding without a steamer is easy, simply use a deep saucepan or pot and pour hot water halfway up the side of the pudding mould.

Once the water has come to a boil cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid and reduce the heat.

Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Calories: 469

Servings: 6


Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Calories: 469

Servings: 6




(Servings: 6)

  • 50 50 g self-raising flour
  • 12.5 12.5 g caster sugar
  • 0.16666666666667 0.16666666666667 lemon, zest only
  • 1 1 Tbsp jam
  • 25 25 g vegetable suet
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • 40 40 ml soya milk


  1. Add the flour, suet, sugar, cinnamon, lemon zest, and milk into a bowl and mix together to form a soft sticky dough.
  2. Put a tablespoon of jam into the bottom of each mould and spoon in a sixth of the pudding mixture.
  3. Cover all the containers with foil.
  4. Steam for 50-60 minutes or until the pudding is cooked through.
  5. Serve warm and with any extra frozen fruits as a topping.

These vegan suet sponges are super soft, light and moist when eaten warm. But don’t eat them cold, as the suet will solidify, giving the sponge a hard texture. If needed, let them cool, and then warm in the microwave.


Each 148g serving provides:

18g Fat, 8.5g Saturates, 72g Carbohydrate, 23g Sugars, 3g Fibre, 6.1g Protein, 0.46g Salt.


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