Enjoy this classic tangy and tempting self-saucing sponge recipe that is also super easy to make.


  • 2oz / 58g butter

  • 6oz / 170g caster sugar

  • 2 eggs, separated

  • 2 ½ oz / 70g self-raising flour

  • Grated zest and juice of 2 lemons

  • 10 fl oz / 285ml milk


  • 1.

    Grease a glass pyrex bowl or ovenproof dish.

  • 2.

    In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugar until pale and creamy

  • 3.

    Then add the egg yolks, flour, grated zest and juice of 2 lemons and the milk. Don't worry if it looks curdled.

  • 4.

    Whisk the egg whites together until they form soft peaks and fold gently into the lemon mixture.

  • 5.

    Pour the mixture into the dish and place in the microwave.

  • 6.

    Cook on full power for approximately 5 minutes (cooking times may vary according to your microwave power rating).

  • 7.

    Leave to stand for 1 minute before serving.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 403kj
  • Fat Total 16g
  • Saturated Fat 9g
  • Protein 7g
  • Carbohydrate 59g
  • Sugar 47g
  • Sodium 66mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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