A delicious self saucing lemon pudding that is simple to prepare and much healthier than traditional recipes with the additional of xylitol to provide sweetness.

Gooey Lemon Pudding


Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30-40 minutes


What’s Good About it?

A light gluten free dessert low in sugar thanks to the addition of xylitol which is a natural sugar polyol derived from birch trees. Unlike traditional sugar it does not raise blood glucose levels significantly and has 1/3 of the calories. Lemons are a great source of flavonoids and vitamin C – potent antioxidants to support immune function.



  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, gas mark 4
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder and 1/2 of the xylitol in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the egg, melted spread, dairy free milk and lemon zest and beat to combine.
  4. Spoon the batter into a ovenproof dish.
  5. Combine the cornflour, custard powder and the remaining xylitol in a jug. Carefully blend in the lemon juice to form a smooth paste. Then gradually add 325ml boiling water stirring to mix.  Pour over the pudding and immediately place in the oven. Do not stir the pudding.
  6. Bake the pudding for 55 minutes or until puffed and golden. It should be gooey underneath.



Did You Know?

Custard powder is a great way to help thicken gluten free recipes and provides a wonderful golden colour to the sponge.

125g gluten free flour

1tsp baking powder

100g xylitol (split)

1 egg

50g dairy free spread melted

100ml dairy free milk

zest and juice of 2 lemons

1 tbsp cornflour

1heaped tbsp custard powder