Best Lemon Dessert Ever - Lemon Pudding Cakes

February 13, 2013
1 Ratings
  • Serves 5
Author Notes

If you are ever in the mood for lemon, this is the best dessert to serve on a cold winter's day. It is served warmed from the oven. The top crust gives way to a fragrant lemon pudding in the center of the cakes. Most recipes in our family are just ingredients written on a card. This lemon recipe has been around for awhile, but I do not know its original source. The instructions listed in this recipe are the way I make the cakes. —Annette@Bake Chocolate Cake

What You'll Need
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 3 Egg Whites
  1. Beat 3 egg whites stiff while gradually adding 1/4 cup of the sugar.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together the rest of the sugar, milk, lemon juice (use fresh or bottled), butter and 2 egg yolks.
  3. Gradually stir in the beaten egg whites.
  4. Pour the mixture into 5 ramekins (4-6 oz each)
  5. Place the ramekins in a roasting pan and pour boiling water into the pan. The water should fill the pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
  7. Serve warm. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

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5 Reviews

Sarah D. November 27, 2021
Regret that the flour wasn’t in the method as that will be confusing for some. Still, it’s a super easy and delicious recipe that I will certainly make again.
Joanne April 29, 2018
Add the flour & salt when you add milk, sugar, lemon juice. I think it was left out of the procedure so thats when I added it & they came out fabulous!!
Alex K. February 28, 2016
Hi wondering when to add flour??? I'm currently baking it and would like to know
BETTY M. February 28, 2016
Alex, I would assume it's added along with the other ingredients in step #2.
BETTY M. February 28, 2016
There is no mention of when to add the flour in the directions for the Lemon Pudding Cake.