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Lemon Pudding Cake I Recipe

Lemon Pudding Cake I

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"This is a family favorite for over 50 years. It makes a sauce on the bottom"

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Original recipe makes 8 inch square cake Change Servings


  1. Beat together egg yolks, lemon juice, lemon rind, and butter or margarine until thick and lemon colored. Combine sugar, flour, and salt; add alternately with milk to the yolk mixture, beating well after each addition.
  2. Beat egg whites until stiff. Blend egg whites into batter on low speed of electric mixer. Pour into 8 inch square baking dish.
  3. Place a pan of hot water in the oven, and set the baking dish into the pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 15, 2008

Now my favorite dessert!! Excellent. The only thing I'll do different next time is to add a bit more lemon zest and a touch more fresh lemon juice. A big hit and easy to make. I baked it in individual ramekins and sprinkled powdered sugar on the top after done. When baking in individual dishes cooking time is reduced by a few minutes. Thanks for a great recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 12, 2005

Pretty good. I made it with Splenda. Makes this one lower carb. You definately want to let this cool before you eat it. It tastes very eggy when it is warm.

Jan 25, 2003

I just made this pudding cake and it was fantastic. I only used 1 cup sugar and for the milk added 5 tablespoons instant nonfat dry milk and the 1-1/2 cups water. I also added all dry ingredients at the same time then just dumped the water on top and mixed it up. I baked it in a 2-quart casserole. The finished cake was a lovely angel food cake on top with a creamy lemon filling on the bottom. Delicious!

Jul 21, 2009

YUM! My plate hasn't even cooled off yet & I've already e-mailed this recipe to three people!! This is so good, I don't even know how to describe it - it's like the very lightest angel food cake ever, drenched in lemony sauce. My kids LOVED it (12 yrs and 2 yrs), and even the picky husband said it was good! Just be aware that it gets fairly brown - mine was quite dark on top after 38 minutes, but wasn't actually burnt. Trust it! **added later** If you don't have a microplane zester (well, first - get one! Cheap & awesome! 'til then...): before juicing the lemons, use a vegetable peeler to take strips of JUST THE YELLOW part of the peel (no white if you can help it) and whirl those with the sugar in a food processor until they're all blended in. Add that during the sugar step, not the zest step. Works like magic!

Mar 17, 2010

This cake tasted absolutely fantastic! The only things I'd recommend are to reduce the sugar a bit (it was VERY sweet). Also beat the eggyolks and butter together before adding the lemon juice, or else it curdles and separates.

Aug 06, 2007

Just finshed baking this DELICOUS pudding followed recipe to a tee and baked for 40mins. Nice gooey sauce at bottom of dish, intense lemon flavour and perfect sponge cake on top. SO EASY & YUMMY! tip - I added more water to outer pan halfway during cooking (if water evapourates too much you will lose the gooey texture at the bottom).

Apr 21, 2007

This was the first time I made a pudding cake and it was just perfect! I cut down the sugar to 3/4 cup since I don't like my cakes too sweet. Both hot out of the oven or cold in the fridge are great. Thanks for the recipe!

May 16, 2007

I substituted limes for lemons and coconut milk for whole milk - made a great dessert to serve with Thai main dish.


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  • Calories
  • 165 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 140 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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