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
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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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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!

ibizafan's picture
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This was amazingly easi and tasty too, used Waitrose lemon curd, there were 3 of us be we ate it all! cant wait to try it with raspberry jam or syrup, gorgeous for an autumn warmer!

shirleen's picture

I found the lemon curd too thick and added some water before nuking it!

danice's picture

This is a brilliant quicky pud and really tasty..Absolutly delish.MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

natalierachel's picture
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Made the chocolate version. Very quick, very easy, kids loved it. Will make the lemon one tomorrow.

littlefriend's picture

I tried the chocolate one recently, in individual ramekins-they look like soufflés, really pretty and pro! Taste really good with dark chocolate chips stirred in!
Also, I'd recommend using the cocoa powder instead of the lemon zest AND 25 grams of plain flour, or else the mixture will be to thick. Or you could follow the recipe as stated, and then add a tablespoon or so of milk.

littlefriend's picture

yeah, I think you'd be able to bake it in the oven-it's like a normal cake batter recipe, really. But it'll take longer to cook-I think 20mins or so at 180 degrees will do the trick.

lanner83's picture
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After reaing all the great comments I wad a bit disappointed with this one. It was really easy to make but ot didn't look very attractive and my sister agreed it tasted a little 'eggy'.

fishcake312's picture

Can you bake this in the oven?

fishcake312's picture

Can you bake this in the oven?

littlefriend's picture

yum! made it two nights in a row-it was that good! really quick too. I was a bit dubious about microwaving it all, but it turned out just fine! It's more like a kind of sponge cake than a pudding, but it's nice. The second time I made it I used gluten-free plain flour and a teaspoon of bicarb of soda, it still turned out a treat, not stiff at all!

crcfle's picture
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Tried the chocolate version of the cake and was amazed by the way it turned out. Used a 7 1/2" round pyrex shallow dish. Only got a cheap 700w microwave, so cooked it for 4 mins.Quick to make and extremly light and fluffy. I thought I would need to cover it and expected a choc covered microwave, but turned out great uncovered. Not a recipe for a dinner party, but great for the kids or after a family dinner. Looking forward to experimenting with the recipe and trying the Lemon and orange versions. Give it a try.

sarahlou52's picture
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Yum yum! So simple to make and so fast! Didn't have any lemons so substituted lemon zest with a tablespoon of lemon curd and it gave it a lovely zingy taste. Also just put lemon curd in the bottom of a pudding bowl before microwaving so it melted into the pud when I turned it out. Easy peasy lemon (curd) squeezy!

26chuckabutty's picture

Hi, this sounds amazing, but I'm a microwave novice - do you have to cover the bowl with clingfilm?

smmccarthy9175's picture
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Loved it both the lemon and the chocolate version. Think i might try orange next.

jenniemarz's picture

made the chocolate version with chocolate buttons in - perfect for that cakey moment! husband genuinely amazed!

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