10-minute microwave lemon delicious

Aug 01, 2020
This delicious dish is perfect for an easy dessert. Source: Getty.

Are you after a deliciously good zesty dessert treat for dinner but don’t feel like slaving over the hot stove all evening? Why not give this quick and easy microwave version of the classic dish a red hot go?

With just eight ingredients (not including the ones that are optional for serving) and literally ten minutes of your time, you can enjoy this mouthwatering dessert in no time at all! Serve it up with some whipped cream or ice cream and you’re in for an absolute treat. Enjoy!


  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 75g butter, melted, cooled
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon lemon rind, finely grated
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • Pure cream, to serve
  • Icing sugar mixture, to serve


  1. Grease a 7cm-deep, 6-cup-capacity, heatproof, microwave-safe baking dish. Combine flour and 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl. Make well in centre. Add butter, milk, egg, rind and 1/4 cup juice. Whisk to combine. Spoon mixture into dish. Smooth top.
  2. Combine boiling water, remaining sugar and lemon juice in a jug. Pour over back of a large metal spoon to cover batter.
  3. Place dish on a microwave-safe rack or upturned dinner plate. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for 8 minutes or until a skewer inserted into edge of pudding comes out clean. Carefully remove from microwave. Dust with icing sugar. Drizzle with cream. Serve.

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