My Favourite Sponge Topping for Fruit.

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I have used this recipe for topping all fruits from canned peaches to freshly stewed apples. It works well with all. Serve with sweetened whipped cream and or custard as a nice winter dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs and then flour and baking powder which have been sifted together.
  3. Lastly mix in the milk to get a spreadable batter.
  4. Spread over hot fruit in an oven proof dish.
  5. Bake at 400'F/200'C for 30 minutes approximately or until risen and golden brown.
  6. Serve warm.


Most Helpful

just like mum used to make loved it!

debriley July 12, 2015

Made this for use as a topping for a dried fruit compote I'd whipped up & it was great, adding, as it did, a nice finishing touch! Now I want to try it on a fresh fruit dish I've been thinking about! Thanks for sharing! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my teammates in Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #18]

Sydney Mike July 15, 2008

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