Fastest-ever lemon pudding

Fastest-ever lemon pudding

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(86 ratings)

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

Easy

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

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal457
  • fat25g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs55g
  • sugars34g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.75g
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Ingredients

  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g softened butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 2 egg
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • zest 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
    Vanilla

    Vanilla

    van-ill-ah

    The sun-dried seed pod of a type of climbing orchid, vanilla has an inimitable soft, sweet…

  • 4 tbsp lemon curd
  • crème fraîche or ice cream, to serve

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.

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karengould
24th Sep, 2016
Made lemon one night, and chocolate the next - the lemon one was light in texture but needed an extra min in microwave. Chocolate pud was equally light and really delicious too. Only needed the stated 3 minutes. Would definitely make again.
rubydiamanda
7th Feb, 2016
5.05
Can't believe how nice this was from a microwave!! Can't wait to try the chocolate one!
patriciaf
25th Jan, 2016
5.05
I made this for our tea last night as my friend had given me a large jar of home made lemon curd and I halved the recipe as it was just the two of us, my husband wished I hadn't halved it as he said it was one of the nicest puddings he had ever eaten and I have to agree. Delicious and very light. I got everything ready earlier in the afternoon and left the bowl in the fridge and just popped in the microwave when we were ready to sit down to our main meal. I added some blueberries and served with blueberry ice cream. Heaven.
farside
5th Nov, 2015
Made this last night with friends watching - one of them went outside to move her car, she came in 5 minutes later and she'd missed the whole thing! Amazingly quick and tasty. We made it again just to show her;)
yummymummy43
1st Nov, 2015
5.05
Made this today and the family loved it, so quick and easy, a great recipe will definitely be making this one again!
bikerbell
16th Oct, 2015
Oh my, this was absolutely delicious. Very light. I also put the lemon curd in the bottom of the dish and halved the mixture as there were only 2 of us. Will definitely do again maybe with salted caramel sauce on the bottom and many other variations.
helen707
22nd Jun, 2015
5.05
Really quick and easy, a lovely sponge. I wondered if the lemon curd would make it too sickly, but actually not, will def make again, and try the chocolate version too!! Lovely with creme fraiche.
macaulady
3rd Mar, 2015
5.05
I'm wondering if witchcraft was involved here as it tasted so incredible for something made so quickly and easily!
lynnthurgood
30th Dec, 2014
5.05
Simply amazing. How can something so quick and simple be so delicious. 3 minutes in microwave was perfect. I made 1 plain sponge and served with a choice of warmed lemon curd or golden syrup and double cream. Great recipe, definitely a keeper.
katedeol
23rd Dec, 2014
5.05
Not only is this the fastest, lightest, no-fuss sponge, I've tried it substituting the lemon zest and curd with jam, marmalade and kaya (coconut curd). Truly versatile recipe! Thanks

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rauk
15th Oct, 2015
I tried making a half quantity of lemon pudding and it was dry. I suppose I should have reduced the cooking time. What would be the correct time for a half quantity? Also should I have covered it while it was cooking in the microwave?
saffy100
11th Nov, 2014
Hi, what does it mean by "turn halfway trough" my microwave turns anyway, am I being a bit dim here? lol. Want to try it tonight.
little chef
7th Jun, 2014
5.05
I love this recipe, but whenever I make this it always comes out a bit dry, can anyone help me?
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goodfoodteam
12th Jun, 2014
The cake should not be dry unless it has overcooked, perhaps your microwave is a higher wattage than the one the recipe was tested in, try lowering the cooking time slightly.
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