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Lemon Self Saucing Pudding, an easy to make pudding that makes it's own delicious lemon curd style sauce
Gluten Free Self Saucing Lemon Pudding
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins

A delicious alternative to the chocolate version, this self saucing lemon pudding has a delicious citrus bite with zest running throughout the light sponge and a lemony sweet sauce hidden beneath. This is not only gluten free but also easy to make vegan too, so free from eggs and no dairy.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Free From - gluten and vegan
Keyword: Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Lemon, Pudding, Self Saucing, Vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 355 kcal
Author: Glutarama
For the sponge
  • 60 g dairy free spread or butter if you like
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground chia seeds
  • 200 ml soya milk or your favourite dairy free alternative
  • 160 g self raising gluten free flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 lemons zest only
For the liquid
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 2 lemons juice from both lemons that you took zest from
  • 150 ml Soya milk
How to make the sponge
  1. In a mixer or large bowl cream together the dairy free spread or butter with the caster sugar until light a fluffy.
  2. Add the chia seeds and lemon zest and repeat beating together.
  3. Pour in the milk or milk alternative and beat rapidly, the sponge batter will probably appear curdled at this point, don’t worry, this is normal.
  4. Add the self raising flour and baking powder and beat to a smooth batter.
  5. Pour the batter into a well greased pudding dish, you’ll need a 2pt pudding dish for this recipe.
To make the lemon sauce
  1. In a jug measure the caster sugar and add the lemon juice, top up to the 200ml mark with soya milk (approx. 150ml) and stir thoroughly to combine until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Pour the lemon sauce over the top of the sponge batter, it will look an awful mess, don’t panic, this is fine!
  3. Pop into a preheated oven at 180°C or 160°C fan/350°F/Gas Mark 4 for 30-35 minutes, the pudding will be ready, when the sponge is springy to the touch and the sauce beneath bubbles, if you’ve not baked in a glass dish you’ll see the sauce bubbling up the sides of the dish.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Self Saucing Lemon Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 355 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 96mg4%
Potassium 273mg8%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 610IU12%
Vitamin C 42.3mg51%
Calcium 165mg17%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.