Cabinet pudding is sometimes known as Newcastle pudding, diplomat pudding, or Chancellor’s pudding.
It is made of a combination of bread or sponge cake, with dried fruits such as raisins, and a sweet sauce like custard. The reason for these nicknames is unclear.
Recipes vary, using a totally different base ingredients and fruits.
Place the tin in a saucepan with water coming halfway up the sides.
Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and steam for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Remove it and set aside for ten minutes.
Turn it out onto a plate and serve with extra cream.