Lemon Pudding Cakes

Lemon Pudding Cakes

Lemon Pudding Cake

What a great night; I’ve got the fluffy slippers on, two-hours of American Idol ahead of me, and just out-of-the oven lemon pudding cakes. It doesn’t get any better than this. I remember the times when a fun evening was heading out to a disco (now I’m dating myself) and dancing the night away to Donna Summer songs. Oh, how times have changed…for me, at least.   My life is very simple now. Just give me a little Ryan Seacrest and a sugary dessert, and I’m a very happy camper.

I planned the exit of these little cakes from the oven at approximately 7:25pm, so that they could have a little time to cool down before the evening’s fun began at 8. The pudding cakes are especially good right from the oven because they’re a little cake-y on the outside, with a warm pudding center on the inside, and a sugary crust on the top. It’s a total warm-and-cozy dessert.

Lemon Pudding Cake

Lemon Pudding Cake

Lemon Pudding Cake

From Real Simple Magazine

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • turbinado (raw sugar) or a coarse sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place six, 4-ounce ramekins inside a large roasting pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar and flour; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer using the whisk attachment, whisk together the egg yolks and butter until combined. Whisk in the milk and lemon zest and juice. Add the sugar mixture to the lemon mixture and whisk until smooth. Transfer this mixture to another bowl and completely clean and dry the mixer bowl.  
  3. Using the electric mixer, beat the egg whites and salt on medium-high until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes. In three additions, gently fold the egg whites into the lemon-sugar mixture.
  4. Divide the pudding mixture among the ramekins. Sprinkle the tops of the puddings with the coarse sugar. Now, add hot water to the roasting pan so that the water comes half-way up the sides of the ramekins. Bake until the tops are golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes.
Serves 6
Lemon Pudding Cake

Lemon Pudding Cake

Recipe: Intermediate

36 Comments on “Lemon Pudding Cakes”

  1. 3meals2snacks says:

    Lemon again? Well that’s fine with me. Nothing suits my taste buds and personality better than lemon. I love the description (and potential experience) of creamy/gooey lemon insides and cake-y crust. Love the photos with their perfect styling as usual. As for American Idol and Ryan Seacrest–all yours!

  2. They look divine! I love pudding cakes too, although I seem to have missed mine during Idol last night…hmmm. I’m not a Seacrest fan, but we are AI watchers! Still not sure who’s going to win yet, but I think the winner will be male…

  3. Clo says:

    Also not a fan of AI, but this would be fun to eat while watching The Voice. When are you going to publish a cookbook featuring all your beautiful photos, Mama? I’d buy it.

  4. Oh yum – they look utterly incredible. Nothing quite like a lemon pudding.

  5. df says:

    Yum, yum, super yum! Lemony comfort food? I’m so there! We don’t have cable or satellite or whatever you need to watch TV, but we have a DVD player and are currently watching season one of Lost!

  6. kitchenclown says:

    Those look ridiculously good! Unfortunately, lemons are hard to come by in Mexico, where I live, but limes are everywhere. I’ll definitely be trying your recipe…just giving it a lime twist!

  7. Ellen says:

    OMG! I want one right now!

  8. These cakes look amazing!!!

  9. piesandeyes says:

    I love lemon pudding cake. It is good comfort food! I can see the anticipation for this cake in your explanation !

  10. It really does dound like the perfect night in! I love those home baked treats you can enjoy with fluffy slippers, Jim jams and favourite telly shows. Your crusts look like perfection on top of (what I’m sure) is fluffy zesty puddings inside 🙂

  11. You had me at cake & American idol 🙂

  12. Those little lemon cakes look so perfect with the little crunchy coating on top!

  13. Yes pls, I have to try this very soon. I’m not a big dessert fan, but gimme lemons and I’m in heaven, thanks.

    BTW You are welcome to join in my monthly food blogger event THE SOUP KITCHEN, here all bloggers are welcome, hope to see you participate soon. Different theme each month.

  14. nijah06 says:

    That looks good I love lemon in cake its really give it a nice spring flavor.

  15. I’ve been on a lemon kick lately, and want to add your pudding cakes to my list of things to try. They look gorgeous, and oh so yummy!

  16. Sandra says:

    I’ve been on a lemon kick lately, and want to add your pudding cakes to my list of recipes to try. They look gorgeous, and oh so yummy!

  17. I made a third-sized recipe, just for the two of us. They were delicious. I think I may have skimped on the sugar on top; how much do you use?

    • I used just enough sugar to cover the entire top. You want to have a nice crust on the top, so don’t be skimpy with the sugar…and make sure it’s coarse sugar too.

  18. ninabaydoun says:

    Hi. I nominated you for the Liebster award.. Good luck.

  19. These look incredible 😀
    I love them!

    Choc Chip Uru

  20. Yum this looks like such a refreshing dessert!

  21. Jecca says:

    We have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award because we think your blog is pretty awesome!


  22. After Taste says:

    Wow, these look fantastic. I love lemon!

  23. I love this lemon pudding cakes, I will try the recipe asap, by the way I love your header!

  24. mydearbakes says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! It looks so yummy! Great fan of Lemon pudding cake here. =)

  25. Incredible, amazing and fantastic! Looks yummy!

  26. I’m sharing these at Katherines Corner on Monday xo

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