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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boiledover's picture
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I love lemon anything ! This pud is moreish and delicious .

boiledover's picture
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I love lemon anything ! This pud is moreish and delicious .

cafedolphin's picture
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I love this, swapped the lemon for almond essence and black cherry jam. Fantastic

stephsmum's picture
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Not being a great fan of microwave cooking, I was unsure about this recipe, but it was quick & easy to make. It cooked in minutes & was light and fluffy (I expected rubbery). Everyone enjoyed it.

frolo743's picture
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made this tonight, with lemon curd in the bottom of bowl as previously suggested, very tasty. My husband even had seconds & he "doesn't do pudding", high praise indeed.

noniche's picture

This is AMAZING - didn't believe it until I saw it and it was on of the lightest cakes I've ever eaten!

dkavoukli's picture
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Unbelievable!!! I have never imagined that my first pudding would be so tastefull!!! The other amazing thing for me was the microwave baking!!!

I made this yesterday in my Christmas Welcome Dinner and I had appricot curd, so instead of lemon zest I used orange zest.

Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!

marybytheway's picture

I agree with all the great feedback, this pudding is excellent and amazingly quick, has anyone tried freezing it?

catpad83's picture
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Made this tonight for a quick pud. I made the chocolate version, I added orange zezt to the mix and for the sauce i melted chocolate and orange juice together. it was so good. i will be making it again.

karenjon's picture

brill tried it last night so scrummy, easy and quick

louisebawden's picture

Lovely pud made butterscotch sauce instead of making lemon it was yummie and served with ice cream. Very quick and easy pudding.

dora12's picture
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Fab recipe, worked exactly and so delicious for something cooked so quickly and in a microwave!!!!
I even tried this with just some raspberry jam heated up and drizzled over - just as scrummy!!!

danice's picture

A year on and still making this FAB sweet...
Going to try blackcurrant jelly tonight....

andiet's picture

Tried this tonight - first time using the microwave for something oher than reheating! Didn't have lemon curd so tried the chocolate version (didn't have chocolate sauce though). Yummy and light. Unfortunately forgot to grease the bowl so it came out in 2 bits. Will know for the next time.

cassie8756's picture
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i cant believe this is a microwave pudding. its absolutely yummy!!

mopandecho's picture
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This pudding is lush,and we also love
it with orange zest instead of lemon
and replace lemon curd with maple syrup!
LOVELY,

josp74's picture
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Amazing, as easy as everyone says. I added the lemon curd to the bottom of the bowl and then put the cake mixture on top. I halved the recipe for 2 of us and 3 minutes was perfect. Slightly scared at how easy it was and therefore how often we'll have it!

dylanski's picture
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Oh Dear - this is way too quick and easy!

gurneyd's picture
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Simply fabulous - as the title states it really is fast to make...you think that it won't start to thicken in the microwave but before you know it there is a light sponge before your eyes...brilliant. I placed the mixture into a glass mixing bowl and heated it for a tad longer than the recipe states. Probably would use a little less lemon curd, but this really is up to personal taste. Certainly a recipe which means I won't be buying the ones in the shops anymore!

lovelylola's picture
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An amazing quick pudding when you need it. Ive tried the chocolate one too....a big success with Cadburys chocolate spread gently heated in a pan. Ive also cooked apples and added them to a plain sponge and served with custard. The family think Im great!

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