Fastest-ever lemon pudding

Fastest-ever lemon pudding

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 4 mins Plus 1 minute resting

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Being short of time needn't stop you making your own pudding. This microwave-friendly sponge pudding is ready in 10 minutes and can easily be a chocolate pud too

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
457
protein
6g
carbs
55g
fat
25g
saturates
14g
fibre
1g
sugar
34g
salt
0.75g

Ingredients

  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g softened butter
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • zest 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 tbsp lemon curd
  • crème fraîche or ice cream, to serve

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Method

  1. Mix the sugar, butter, flour, eggs, lemon zest and vanilla together until creamy, then spoon into a medium microwave-proof baking dish. Microwave on High for 3 mins, turning halfway through cooking, until risen and set all the way through. Leave to stand for 1 min.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the lemon curd for 30 secs in the microwave and stir until smooth. Pour all over the top of the pudding and serve with a dollop of crème fraîche or scoops of ice cream.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2008

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scarlet55's picture

I have to say I was very sceptical, even after reading all the reviews. Well I've just made it and it's the lightest sponge I have ever tasted, will definitely be making it again, probably try it with Golden syrup next time.

desthechef's picture

great fast pudding just tried it with orange zest topped off with homemade marmalade

jossyliddle's picture
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Made this tonight as I was fancying something sweet but easy to make and it was lovely! I put some golden syrup in the bottom of the bowl before adding the sponge mixture, I would say it took 5 mins in my microwave but it was light and fluffy, the lemon zest went well with the syrup. I will definitely be making again and I will be trying the other combo's.

sailorgirl700's picture
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Made the chocolate version of this pudding last night, again it was great, really quick and simple. Made chocolate custard to go with it. Everyone loved it. Again in my 750w microwave it took about 5 mins.

sailorgirl700's picture
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We love this, it is so easy and fast, just what you need for a last minute pudding. I put the lemon curd in the bottom of the pudding bowl then put the mixture on top just, in my microwave 750w it takes about 5 mins.

sallsgaskell's picture
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My 7 year old daughter made this for us tonight (with some help). It was delicious, will definitely do again, going to try the chocolate version next week!

1907fenedia's picture
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I made the chocolate version the other night and it turned out fantastic, even using the wrong quantities....125g of everything instead of 100g! Adding a good dessert spoon of Sainsbo's Taste the Difference Valencian Orange gave it depth, plus a 200g bar of roughly chopped chocolate melted to make a lovely rich sauce. There were NO leftovers!

20glen11's picture

I had no lemons and no cocoa so I used orange essence instead of vanilla and stirred in some choc chips then served with ambrosia chocolate custard cold from the fridge .... delicious, my 7 year old scrummed it up!!! fantastic recipe and obviously versatile!l

taalia81's picture
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Made this tonight and oh my it is so nice for such little effort! Will be making this again!

cduggan's picture
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Fantastic cake, talk about "I want chocolate cake and I want it now!".

wendylou36's picture
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Made this twice now. Very easy and simple to make. Goes down very nicely and does not last very long, between myself and my brother!! Find I have to leave in the microwave for an extra minute or two. And I use slightly more lemon curd than stated. A good make of lemon curd is recommended. Great pudding to make if you do not have a lot of time, or if unexpected guests turn up.

vivster9's picture

Wow, this was so easy to make and tasted delicious, will definately use it again. Dinner guests thought it was fantastic....

pokerface79's picture
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mmmmm really tasty made this tonight for me & my boys an they said it was really scrummy thank you will be making this again really simple to make to even a child could make this its that easy x

ritazz's picture

This sound nice. But can I use an oven instead of the microwave? I hate microwave. If yes please give me instructions.

gemmaford27's picture
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Really lovely had it with whipped cream

masterfox_86's picture
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Easy, very quick pudding to make and delicious too! We tried this the chocolate way too, and it was great. Perfect for a quick pudding fix.

rosieredapple's picture
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I love this recipe! Its light and fluffy and so quick to make! The only thing I would say that it took 5 minutes to cook in my microwave as its only 700w. Lovely with vanilla ice cream :)

boiledover's picture
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This is one of the easiest and most delicious cake/pud ever! I take it ready to cook to my daughters ( I make 2 as there are usually6 people ) It is the most popular dessert ever !

alysonvest's picture
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I tried this as a last minute dessert my fiance suggested i use a microwave to cook it i laughed MICROWAVE! i tried it and it took minutes to prepare and even less to cook it AMAZING delicious zingy and very tasty will definately be trying other variations of this fantastic pudding :) needless to say my fiance was correct again!

mrsburgess's picture

So, so delicious. Made the choccy version too, adding Nutella as the topping...Yum!
Am going to try it in individual ramekins for an informal dinner party tonight

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