Where do I even begin?
If you like lemons, you’ll like this lemon pudding cake. I honestly thought this would become a disaster in the oven but was happily surprised by the finished product. You get this lovely light layer of cake at the top with a yummy pudding like lemon curd on the bottom. It tastes great fresh but in my humble opinion it tastes so much better after it’s been chilled.
I’m a mediocre baker at best so if I can make this simple lemon pudding cake, so can you!
Ingredients you’ll need to make this lemon pudding cake
3 eggs, separated
2/3 cups of granulated sugar
1/3 cup all purpose flour
Pinch of salt
1 ¼ cups milk
2 tablespoon melted butter
1/3 cup lemon juice (the fresh stuff, squeeze your own!)
In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until it becomes a little paler in colour.
Then, whisk in flour and salt.
Whisk in milk, butter and lemon juice.
In a separate stainless steel bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
Now, I was too lazy to get out to electric beater so I did mine by hand. It is possible but it takes a few minutes. Once it’s ready, fold in 1/3 of the egg whites into the milk mixture.
Then, fold in the remaining egg whites and pour into a greased 8 x 8 square glass baking dish.
Find a larger roasting pan that the dish fits in to. Pour enough hot water in between both trays until it comes halfway up the sides of the glass dish.
Bake at 350 degrees until the top becomes golden. In my oven, this took about 45 minutes but you should probably check your cake at around 35 minutes because every oven really is unique.
When it’s done, remove the glass dish from the water and let the dish cool for about 30 minutes before enjoying.
So, how does this lemon pudding cake taste?
Our family loves lemon so this lemon pudding cake is perfect for us. The top layer of cake is incredibly light and airy yet holds a lot of flavour. To me, it seems more like a cross between a light mousse and sponge cake.
It isn’t particularly sweet which is another bonus. The lemon curd is rich, slightly tart and honestly makes me happy. For me, I think the lemon pudding cake tastes particularly delicious after it’s had a chance to chill in the fridge.
Gosh, I’m salivating just thinking about this lemon pudding cake.
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