Fastest-ever lemon pudding

Fastest-ever lemon pudding

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(91 ratings)

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


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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  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g softened butter



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

  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs



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

  • zest 1 lemon



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

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence



    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


  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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1st Dec, 2013
Totally fab, I mixed all the dry ingredients first, then added 2 medium size eggs, to form a beautiful smooth batter. Added golden syrup to the bowl bottom, five tblspns, then carefully put batter. 3 mins 10 secs, for a perfect finish.
4th Jul, 2013
Fast and easy. Love the 1 bowl approach. Light, fresh pudding - perfect for a luncheon.
20th May, 2013
Tasty quick pud! I cooked for approx 4 minutes in all, as it wasn't fully after three minutes.
23rd Feb, 2013
this is an AMAZING recipe so fast and delicious as a alternative it tastes great if you put golden syrup in the bottom of the dish the put the mix on top and then cook in the microwave and it makes a kind of sauce!... xxx
11th Feb, 2013
This was so easy and so tasty I made it with golden syrup. whole family loved it. I will defo be making this again with chocolate sauce and the lemon version. yum yum .
21st Jan, 2013
Fab as a chocolate sponge, amazingly fast and very yummy! Only drawback is the calories!!
11th Nov, 2012
I've never thought I'd make a pudding solely using a microwave. Surprisingly nice. Followed recipe for cake to the letter but didn't have any lemon curd so made some. Served hot with dollop of vanilla ice cream. Very nice. Will definitely make again when not planned a dessert and kids and husband expecting one!!
11th Nov, 2012
made the chocolate sponge..... yumm
2nd Oct, 2012
you can use vegatarian suet or suet instead of butter with a bit of milk instead makes the sponge more fluffy
23rd Sep, 2012
THIS, is one of the BEST puddings EVER!!! My 12 year old made it all in one bowl today after Sunday lunch; AMAZINGLY fast and simple. We had it with creme fraiche and vanilla ice cream. We can't wait to try the chocolate one. Thanks for a great recipe.


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