Sussex Pond Pudding

This unusual, tasty pudding gets in name form the moat of buttery sauce that oozes out of the pudding when it's turned out. Make sure everyone gets a piece of the sweetened juicy lemon in the centre.


10 oz plain flour

2 tablespoons baking powder

5 oz shredded suet

Cold water to mix

6 oz butter

6 oz light muscovado sugar

1 large unwaxed lemon


Set oven to 375F, 190C, Gas 5

Grease and line the base of an 8 inch cake tin

Sieve flour, baking powder and cocoa into a bowl.

Mix in the sugar

Beat eggs together

Mix oil and milk to the eggs and combine well

Add to the dry ingredients and combine well

Spoon into prepared tin

Bake for 35-40 minutes until well risen

Turn out onto a wire rack to cool

To make the topping:

Cut Mars bars into small pieces

Place pieces and milk into a bowl over a pan of hot water

When melted, stir and pour over cooled cake, allowing it to run down the sides

Chill for 5-10 minutes