Lemon Pudding Cake

lemon pudding cake 1

My friend is fond of lemon, Lemon sorbet, lemon pickle, lemon cake, lemon lemon, I think you got the picture. I thought of surprising her by making this dessert, since I’m seeing her after a long time and wanted her to know that I still remember her craze over lemon.

While baking this beauty, it separates in to a top layer of fluffy cake/souffle, then comes the silky smooth pudding, and at the bottom a rich lemony, creamy sauce.

There is something you have to know about this dessert if you haven’t baked it or had it before. It’s lemony! If you are not fond of desserts with lemon flavor in them I’d still say give it a try, since the recipe I’m sharing here is actually for two people only. If you are like my friend you will for sure bake it again. 

Let’s get baking!


1 egg white

1 egg yolk

5 tablespoons sugar

2 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon butter

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Pinch of salt

lemon pudding cake 2

– Preheat oven to 350F/180C.

– Butter 2 small ramekins, each should hold 1/2 a cup, and sugar them.

– Sift flour with salt and keep aside.

– In a separate bowl add egg yolk, lemon zest, lemon juice, butter, and sugar. Beat well.

– Add the milk to the previous mixture and beat until well combined.

– Add the flour and whisk gently.
– Beat the egg white until you get a soft peak.

– Combine the two mixtures by folding in the egg white gently.

– Pour mixture in the ramekins, place ramekins in a baking tray, fill tray with boiling water until it reaches half the ramekins.

– Bake for 25 minutes, or until the tops are light golden in color.

– Serve at room temperature.

NOTE: Make sure the lemon you are using has a fresh smell, and have no bitter taste. This dessert enhances the taste of the lemon, so if you picked even slightly bitter lemon, you’ll strongly taste it after the baking.  


  • Elena

    27/11/2011 at 6:01 pm

    Yummy – lemon!! I love lemon pudding and I love lemon cake, what can say when it is combined into one “lemon pudding cake”? Only one word that comes to mind for this recipe and that is “Delicious” oh and it was easy to make!!

  • Maria

    27/11/2011 at 6:28 pm

    I have always liked lemon foods, but not as much as my husband does. I am always looking for new recipes to make for him. He can’t get enough so I am anxious to see how he likes this one – I bet he’ll love it.

  • Gone-ta-pott

    28/11/2011 at 2:09 pm

    I love the refreshing taste of lemon so I had to give this recipe a try. It-was-delishhh! I’m crazy about lemon desserts with coffee and I now have a new favorite. Move over lemon coffee cookies this lemon pudding cake has taken your place. Thank you for the recipe 🙂

  • Sherri

    16/02/2013 at 3:02 pm

    Would it be possible to replace the sugar with an artificial sweetener such as Splenda? I loved eating this when I was a child, but now I have to reduce my sugar intake.

    • munatycooking

      16/02/2013 at 9:32 pm

      I’ve honestly never tried it with artificial sweetener, but I guess it will come out right, since Splenda have made it’s product in a way to replace sugar not only in hot drinks but also in baking. Another Idea is to do half artificial sweetener and half sugar. Let me know how it came out 🙂


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