Super Easy Lemon Delicious Pudding | Winter Dessert

Our easy lemon delicious pudding is such a classic favourite… a thick and creamy lemon sauce topped with a light lemon sponge layer… the perfect winter dessert!

A lemon delicious pudding being scooped out of a baking dish.

Lemon Delicious Pudding

When it comes to comfort food and winter desserts, it doesn’t get any better than an easy Lemon Delicious Pudding! A lemon self-saucing pudding recipe with a soft fluffy sponge top and a tangy lemon sauce underneath…. 

A golden sponge pudding with icing sugar.

Self-Saucing Pudding Recipes

The wonderful thing about self-saucing puddings is that once cooked, the most delicious sauce develops at the bottom, while the top bakes into a soft sponge-like pudding.

Try our Old Fashioned Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding, Butterscotch Pudding or Baileys Chocolate Pudding for an easy dessert any night of the week!

Ingredients For Lemon Delicious Pudding

This is a budget-friendly recipe using 6 basic ingredients:

  • caster sugar
  • butter
  • lemon zest and lemon juice
  • plain flour
  • full-cream milk

The ingredients for lemon delicious.

How To Make Lemon Pudding… In 5 Simple Steps

Step 1 – Cream the caster sugar, butter and lemon zest together

Using hand-held beater, a stand-mixer or a Thermomix, cream the sugar, butter and zest together until pale and creamy. 

A bowl with sugar and butter.

Creamed butter and sugar in a bowl.

Step 2 – Beat through the egg yolks one at a time

Egg yolks being added to butter and sugar.

Creamed egg yolks, butter and sugar.

Step 3 – Add the plain flour, milk and lemon juice and mix through

*Don’t worry if the mixture curdles a little at this point – it’s due to the lemon juice and is totally fine!

Plain flour added to pudding mixture in a bowl.

Pudding mixture beaten together in a bowl.

Step 4 – Beat the egg whites

Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form and then gently fold through the lemon mixture. 

Whipped egg whites being folded through a lemon pudding mixture.

Lemon pudding mixture in a bowl.

Step 5 – Bake in a water bath in the oven

Pour the mixture into a prepared casserole or baking dish and place into a water bath in the oven to bake (see below for how to make a water bath). 

Lemon delicious pudding in a baking dish in a water bath.

How To Cook A Pudding In A Water Bath

Cooking a pudding with a water bath simply involves placing your casserole/baking dish into a larger baking tray that is filled with boiling water. The water should come halfway up the side of the baking dish. The entire baking tray is then placed into the oven to cook. 

Cooking a lemon pudding using a water bath allows the top to form a delicious sponge-like later, while the bottom remains a creamy liquid sauce. 

A scoop being removed from a lemon delicious pudding.

Storing & Serving Lemon Pudding

Lemon Delicious Pudding is best served immediately out of the oven. You can keep it refrigerated for 2-3 days and reheat when needed (please note that the sauce will soak into the pudding while it’s in the fridge and being reheated, so you won’t have as much sauce as when it’s served directly from the oven). 

More Winter Pudding Recipes

And speaking of winter puddings, if you’re after some more yummy (family-approved!) recipes then check out a few more of my favourites:

A bowl of lemon pudding with ice-cream.

FAQ

Can I make mini/individual versions of this pudding?

If you prefer, you can divide the mixture between 6-8 small ramekins and cook them as individual desserts (you’ll just need to decrease the cooking time if you do this).

Can you reheat lemon pudding?

You can reheat lemon pudding, however, the sauce will soak into the pudding while it’s in the fridge and then even more so while it’s being reheated, so you won’t have as much sauce as when it’s served directly from the oven. For best results, serve immediately from the oven when first baked. 

Can I make this in my Thermomix?

Yes absolutely! My Thermomix recipe is included along with the conventional recipe in the printable recipe card below. 

Do I have to cook the pudding in a tray of water?

Cooking the pudding in a water bath means that the top will form a fluffy sponge layer, while the creamy lemon sauce will remain underneath. The water bath is essential for the layer of sauce to develop. 

How do you know when the pudding is cooked?

The pudding is cooked when the top feels sponge-like but wobbly (due to the sauce underneath). It’s important not to overcook the pudding as it will reduce the amount of sauce. 

 

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A spoon in a baking sin of cooked lemon delicious.

Lemon Delicious Pudding

Our easy lemon delicious pudding is such a classic favourite... a thick and creamy lemon sauce topped with a light lemon sponge layer... the perfect winter dessert!
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Course: Dessert, winter
Cuisine: sweets
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 309kcal

Ingredients

  • 220 g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 125 g butter room temp
  • grated zest of a lemon
  • 4 eggs seperated
  • 80 g (1/3 cup) lemon juice
  • 75 g (1/2 cup) plain flour
  • 310 g (1 1/4 cups) full cream milk
  • icing sugar, cream or ice-cream, to serve

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease an ovenproof casserole/baking dish and set aside (minimum of 2 litre/8cup capacity). 
  • Beat the caster sugar, butter and grated lemon zest together until pale and creamy. 
  • Beat in the egg yolks one by one. 
  • Beat in the lemon juice, plain flour and full cream milk. Set aside. 
  • Beat the egg whites until firm peaks have formed. Slowly mix through the lemon mixture with a spoon. 
  • Pour into the prepared casserole/baking dish. Place the dish into a large pan and fill halfway up the side with boiling water (to create a water bath around the baking dish). 
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly golden and firm on the top and a sauce has formed underneath (it should be wobbly at the bottom).
  • Serve while warm with icing sugar, cream or ice-cream. 

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease an ovenproof casserole/baking dish and set aside (minimum of 2 litre/8cup capacity). 
  • Place the caster sugar, butter and grated lemon zest into the Thermomix bowl and mix on Speed 5, 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat for a further 20 seconds or until pale and creamy. 
  • With the blades turning on Speed 3, add in the egg yolks one by one through the MC hole. 
  • Add the lemon juice, plain flour and full cream milk through the MC hole and continue mixing for 10 seconds or until combined. Set aside.
  • In a completely clean and dry Thermomix bowl, insert the butterfly and beat the egg whites on Speed 3.5 until firm peaks have formed. Slowly mix through the lemon mixture with a spoon. 
  • Pour into the prepared casserole/baking dish. Place the dish into a large pan and fill halfway up the side with boiling water (to create a water bath around the baking dish). 
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly golden and firm on the top and a sauce has formed underneath (it should be wobbly at the bottom).
  • Serve while warm with icing sugar, cream or ice-cream. 

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
Cooking in a water bath - Cooking a pudding with a water bath simply involves placing your casserole/baking dish into a larger baking tray that is filled with boiling water. The water should come halfway up the side of the baking dish. The entire baking tray is then placed into the oven to cook. Cooking a lemon pudding using a water bath allows the top to form a delicious sponge-like later, while the bottom remains a creamy liquid sauce. 
Storing & Serving - Lemon Delicious Pudding is best served immediately out of the oven. You can keep it refrigerated for 2-3 days and reheat when needed (please note that the sauce will soak into the pudding while it’s in the fridge and being reheated, so you won’t have as much sauce as when it’s served directly from the oven). 
Individual/Mini Puddings - If you prefer, you can divide the mixture between 6-8 small ramekins and cook them as individual desserts (you’ll just need to decrease the cooking time if you do this).
How To Test If Cooked - The pudding is cooked when the top feels sponge-like but wobbly (due to the sauce underneath). It’s important not to overcook the pudding as it will reduce the amount of sauce. 

Nutrition

Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 11.4% | Vitamin C: 4.7% | Calcium: 6.1% | Iron: 4.6%
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One thought on “Super Easy Lemon Delicious Pudding | Winter Dessert”

  1. Ariasmith says:

    Wow, This lemon delicious pudding looks yummy. Thanks for sharing such an easy desserts recipe!!!

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