Fastest ever lemon pudding

Fastest ever lemon pudding

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(104 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 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 eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

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

  • zest of 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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taniadawn69
21st Jan, 2013
5.05
Fab as a chocolate sponge, amazingly fast and very yummy! Only drawback is the calories!!
sarahb1973
11th Nov, 2012
4.05
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!!
stesar
11th Nov, 2012
5.05
made the chocolate sponge..... yumm
the_butchuk
2nd Oct, 2012
you can use vegatarian suet or suet instead of butter with a bit of milk instead makes the sponge more fluffy
noisysmurf
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.
Maz001
19th Sep, 2012
5.05
This really is a great store cupboard recipe just made this but after 3 mins in the microwave I felt it needed another minute.. Took 4mins to make and another 4mins to scoff completely.
sarahlou0605
5th Sep, 2012
5.05
This is a firm favourite in our household...the children are always asking for when we can have it next ! I agree with some of the previous comments about the cooking time taking a little longer than stated (800w microwave) however I keep cooking for about a minute or so beyond the time stated and use a skewer to test the sponge at regular intervals until it comes clean. I have also made it with a homemade butterscotch sauce...also a big hit !!
willsyk
30th Jun, 2012
5.05
I've made both lemon and chocolate versions of this sponge and it is delicious either way! Going to try a few variations to find my favourite. Perfect for when you are in a hurry or just in the mood for something yummy. :)
kralph
6th May, 2012
I made the chocolate version of this for pudding today. I was pleasantly surprised how light and tasty it was. Will def do this again...so fast and simple to make. I left out the vanilla essence and reduced flour by 25g due to addition of cocoa. I also put in choc chips and served with ice cream. Would serve with a choc sauce next time to make it more delish! :)
scarlet55
2nd May, 2012
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.

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