Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pudding 

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pudding 

Have you started planning for Christmas? The food I mean rather than the presents.

If you want to have a change from a Christmas pudding, or are catering for a crowd and want an alternative to add to your menu, how about a slow cooker gingerbread pudding?

Inspired by the flavours of sticky gingerbread cake, but served as a steamed pudding, this dessert is bound to please a crowd.

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pudding

A traditional steamed pudding spiced with ginger and other festive spices and drizzled with lashings of golden syrup, this would make a great winter dessert for a cold day as well a being a festive favourite.

Use your slow cooker to steam the pudding and your kitchen won’t be filled with steam, plus you will have an extra ring free on the hob for your Christmas trimmings and sides.

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pudding

Dig in while it is hot and add a jug of custard on the side, with the sweet golden syrup balanced by the warming flavour of ginger.

There’s no need to wait for Christmas though, we enjoyed this for a weekend treat too on a wintry day. Just look at the shine on that golden syrup, you could dive right in!

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pudding

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Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pudding

Inside, the pudding is soft and the syrup soaks into the centre when you pour it on top of the warm cake. It won’t get dry when you steam the pudding, and the texture is just perfect.

If you are a fan of slow cooker puddings, you are in the right place! Check out my Recipe Index for loads more ideas.

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pudding


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Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pudding

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pudding

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pudding

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pudding

A gingerbread flavoured pudding steamed in the slow cooker
4.75 from 4 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Slow Cooker
Keyword: christmas pudding alternative, gingerbread, slow cooker, steamed pudding
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 334kcal
Author: bakingqueen74


  • 175 g butter softened
  • 100 g dark brown sugar
  • 65 g golden syrup
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 0.5 tsp nutmeg
  • 0.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 175 g self-raising flour
  • 3 eggs
  • Golden syrup to drizzle over the top


  • Cream the butter with the brown sugar. Stir in the golden syrup.
  • Sift in the spices and flour and mix well. Add the eggs one by one.
  • Put the mixture in a buttered pudding bowl. Cover the top of the bowl with cling film.
  • Fill the slow cooker pot with boiling water, then place the pudding bowl in the pot. Replace the lid and steam the pudding for 2.5 hours on high.
  • Invert the pudding bowl,and tip the pudding onto a serving plate.
  • Drizzle over golden syrup and serve with custard or ice cream.
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with Jenny and Helen

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This was SOOOO delicious, light and fluffy texture. Definitely going to be making this again.


Easy to follow recipe, great texture – next time i’d up the spices and salt a bit – and likely throw in a handful of sultanas
Slow cooker! How amazing is that. I may look for another use.

andeea Riegling

Where were the purchased the mold to make this in a pressure cooker? Thank you

I have long searched for this recipe. It looks easy and yummy, I think I’m gonna try it ! Thank you so much!

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this looks superb Lucy! I love the flavours and the look of it and i especially love that it was made in the slow cooker. i have still not made a dessert in my slow cooker, but this pud is tempting me i can tell you`!
Thank you for linking up to #BakeoftheWeek x

Fab. I don’t have a slow cooker, but I imagine it can be so helpful. The texture of the pudding looks great.

Going to bed hungry now . This looks amazing!

I am so ready for all the gingerbread recipes! I also am obsessed with my slow cooker at the moment and I had a gingerbread recipe planned, but I might have to try yours as it looks amazing.

Ha! I’m just the same Lucy, no interest in the presents but my entire Xmas day feast is already planned out to the letter 🙂 Love the look of your pudding, may try & find room to squeeze it in!
Janie x

I can’t believe that you actually made this in your slow cooker! Sounds and looks amazing! I often bake in my multicooker, but haven’t tried steaming a pudding yet. Will have to give it a try though 🙂