Lemon drizzle sponge pudding

10 servings


1 hour 5 minutes

total time


250g soft butter, plus extra for the dish

380g caster sugar

4 eggs

250g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

3 lemons, zested and juiced

2½ tbsp cornflour

custard or cream, to serve

50g icing sugar

1 lemon, juiced and zested


Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter a 30 x 20cm deep baking dish.

Put the butter and 250g caster sugar in a bowl and beat for 5 mins until pale and fluffy. Whisk in the eggs, then sieve over the flour and baking powder and fold in until you have a batter. Stir in the lemon zest, reserving a little for decoration.

Spoon the sponge batter into the dish and smooth over the top.

Mix the lemon juice with the cornflour in a heatproof bowl to make a smooth paste. Mix the remaining 130g caster sugar with 300ml boiling water in a jug, pour over the cornflour mix and whisk until smooth. Pour this over the sponge. Bake for 45-50 mins until golden and set, and the sponge springs back when touched.

While the pudding is baking, make the lemon drizzle. Mix the icing sugar with enough lemon juice (about half of it) to create a loose consistency. Drizzle over the sponge while it’s still warm and decorate with the reserved lemon zest. Serve straightaway with cream or custard.


Serving Size




Total Fat

23 g

Saturated Fat

14 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat





0.9 mg

Total Carbohydrate

66 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

43 g


5 g

10 servings


1 hour 5 minutes

total time
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