I needed a light dessert today, since it’s summer, and too warm for a heavy dessert. I can hear some of you saying, “so, why make dessert at all?” (ummm…. Because dessert!) Lemon Pudding Cake (scratch!) was perfect!
This recipe is a bit old fashioned, but to me, that means it’s been around long enough to prove itself, and it’s not overly complex to put together. Originally, the recipe calls for just lemons. Well… I didn’t have enough lemons, but I added a bit of lime… and created an original! Of course… if you just have lemons… make it with Lemons!
You bake this in a baking dish that sits in another baking dish… keeps the heat even all the way around (I’ll explain more when we get there, just know that you need a 1 ½ quart casserole dish or an 8 x 8 baking pan… and then a larger pan that it can sit in.)
When it’s done…yum… a light layer of sponge cake covers a citrusy pudding (kind of like 2 desserts in one!) Serve it up with a spoon. Top it with whipped cream if you are throwing caution (and your waist line) to the wind.
Lemon Pudding Cake (Scratch!)
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Step by Step Photos
Whip egg whites and sugar to soft peak
Combine Dry ingredients with zest
Combine melted butter, lemon and lime juice, and the 3 egg yolks…
Whisk to combine completely.
Add the wet stuff to the dry stuff, stir to combine.
Now add the milk and stir carefully to combine.
Fold in the Egg Whites to the batter, it won’t be smooth… that’s ok
Pour the whole thing into an 8 x 8 dish or a 1 1/2 quart casserole pan… then set that pan into a larger one.
Pour hot water into the space between the pans… don’t let the water get on the batter
Bake until browning on the top.
Scoop into a bowl… serve with whipped cream