One of the best things about the impending arrival of autumn is the excuse it gives for us to indulge in hot puddings again. The traditional treacle sponge is associated with long cooking times and steaming in hot water on the stove. Of course, you can always microwave it, but this tends to result in a rather rubbery pudding. What’s wrong with baking your sponge? It’s quick, easy and tasty – just serve with custard, cream or ice cream and you’re sorted.