Monday, February 24, 2014

meyer lemon pudding cakes

I'm baaaack! And in my own little world I've decided it's Spring! I've been wearing bright colored pants, opening the windows in the car and in the house, and putting all my winter clothes in the back of my closet. I'm hoping the snowstorm that's coming later this week will take note of my clothing and move right along. 

To kick spring off, today I'm sharing these Meyer Lemon Pudding Cakes. My oh my are these things yummy! They are a light dessert with bright citrus flavor, but they do a magic trick in the oven. The top bakes into the most moist, spongy delicious lemon cake, while the bottom becomes a creamy lemon pudding. Spring! Hurry!

If you're in seasonal denial like I am you're really going to want to try these little cakes, and maybe try a few new Spring things. I've been wearing neon pants, freshening up my makeup drawer, and wearing a sample of a new fragrance! Also, someone told me we only have a few short weeks until the time change…hallelujah for more daylight!

Meyer Lemon Pudding Cakes

makes 6 small ramekins, 3 large ramekins, or 1 8x8 baking dish
Inspired by Simply Scratch

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 eggs, separated
1/3 cup of Meyer lemon juice (I used 1 1/2 lemons)
1 tablespoon Meyer lemon zest
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1-1/2 cups whole milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl mix sugar, flour, and salt with a fork working out any lumps. Set aside
In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks, butter, and lemon zest. Once combined, whisk in the lemon juice. Alternate between whisking in the flour mixture and milk until a thick creamy batter is reached.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip egg whites until stiff peeks form. 
Gently fold whipped egg whites into the lemon batter. The mixture will be thick and very foamy.
Pour batter into un-greased, un-floured ramekins or a baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Dust with powered sugar. Enjoy!


  1. Ummm I am making this now! This is an awesome dessert you can make with everyday items in your pantry.

    1. I'm so happy to hear you made these! I hope you enjoyed them as much as I do! :)