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Microwave lemon curd sponge recipe

Microwave lemon curd sponge recipe

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Rustle up this comforting sponge pudding in just 10 minutes! It's cooked in the microwave which saves on time and energy. Serve with a spoon of Greek yogurt for a delicious pud! See method

  • Serves 6
  • Takes 10 mins
  • 375 calories / serving


  • 120g unsalted butter, very soft, plus extra to grease
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 120g self-raising flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk​
  • 1 lemon, zest finely grated
  • 4 tbsp Tesco Finest lemon curd, plus extra to serve
  • Greek yogurt, to serve (optional)
No self-raising flour? Add 2 tsp baking powder for every 150g plain flour

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    21g 30%
  • Saturates

    13g 63%
  • Sugars

    27g 30%
  • Salt

    0.4g 6%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 41.4g Protein 5g Fibre 0.8g


  1. Put the butter, sugar, flour, eggs, milk and lemon zest in a mixing bowl with a pinch of salt and beat with an electric whisk until completely smooth. 
  2. Butter a 1 litre ovenproof bowl or dish and transfer the cake mix to it, dotting the lemon curd through as you go. Microwave on full power for 4 mins at 1000w or 5 minutes at 800w, then remove and leave to stand for 10 mins.
  3. Divide between bowls and serve with an extra dollop of lemon curd and a spoonful of Greek yogurt, if you like.

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