Cheat's chocolate sponge
Beat 25g cocoa
powder into the sponge mix instead of the lemon
zest. If you have any chocolate in the cupboard,
chop 25g chocolate roughly and stir through.
Microwave as before. Meanwhile, put 4 tbsp readymade
chocolate sauce into a bowl. Heat through,
then pour over the pudding. Serve with ice cream
or double cream.
Mix the sugar, butter, flour, eggs, lemon
zest and vanilla together until creamy, then
spoon into a medium microwave-proof baking
dish. Microwave on High for 3 mins, turning
halfway through cooking, until risen and set all the way through. Leave to stand for 1 min.
Meanwhile, heat the lemon curd for 30 secs
in the microwave and stir until smooth. Pour
all over the top of the pudding and serve
with a dollop of crème fraîche or scoops
of ice cream.