Spice English Crumb Pudding with lemon slices and lemon cream on a filigreed platter.
Print Recipe Add to Collection
5 from 2 votes

Spiced Crumb English Pudding Recipe 

The warm, rich spices of this English pudding - or cake here in the States - are contrasted with a bright lemony pudding sauce. We hope you enjoy making your spiced crumb pudding.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine: English
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 284kcal


Pudding (Cake)

  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 cup sour milk
  • 1/2 cup cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons molasses

Lemon Pudding Sauce

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • lemon sliced to garnish


  • Soak bread crumbs in the sour milk for 1/2 hour.
  • Sift the flour, cloves, cinnamon, and baking soda together and set aside.
  • Butter a 10” spring form pan.
  • Heat oven to 300˚F.
  • With a stand mixer or hand mixer on low speed, beat the shortening until creamy and whipped.
  • Add the sugar and beat on high until the mixture is combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl periodically.
  • Add the flour mixture, raisins and crumb mixture into the shortening mixture and beat to combine.
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes.
  • To make the lemon pudding sauce, add the sugar, cornstarch, salt, and nutmeg to a small saucepan.
  • Gradually add the boiling water and cook over low heat until it thickens and becomes clear.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the butter and lemon juice.
  • Garnish the pudding with lemon slices and serve with the lemon pudding sauce.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 50.5g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 8.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Sodium: 357mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 34.6g | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.3mg