Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lemon Cake Pudding

Lemon Cake Pudding
Lemon Cake Pudding is such a simple dessert yet versatile dessert.  It can be baked in either 6 small custard cups or in one quart size baking dish.  As it bakes, a pudding forms on the bottom while the top bakes into a layer of cake.  And as you dig in to enjoy, the two layers blend together for a perfect dessert.  It can be served warm or cold.  You can dress it up with fresh fruit or whipped cream, or simply serve it with a light dusting of powdered sugar which is the way we like it.

Lemon Cake Pudding
This is another recipe adapted from my grandmother’s Betty Crocker Cookbook, although it isn't one that I remember her making.  The cookbook offers “key recipes” and then provides variations of the key recipes.  Variations for this particular recipe include lime, orange, and pineapple.  Next time I am trying the pineapple variation!

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Lemon Cake Pudding
As this lemon dessert bakes, a pudding forms on the bottom while the top bakes into a layer of cake.

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest (1 lemon)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 egg yolks, well beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
  • confectioners' sugar, fresh fruit, or whipped cream (if desired)

1. In a bowl, whisk or sift together flour, sugar, and salt.2. Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, egg yolks, and milk.3. Fold in egg whites.4. Pour into 1 quart casserole or 6 custard cups/ramekins.5. Fill a baking pan (9" x 13") with 1 inch of water and set casserole or custard cups in pan of water.6. Bake for 50 minutes in a 350° oven.7. Serve warm or cold; dust with confectioners' sugar or top with fresh fruit or whipped cream if desired.

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6 servings

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker's Picture Cookbook, First Edition, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. and General Mills, Inc. 1950.



  1. Love this! I'm definately trying this soon, and great pictures too!
    14 yr old food blogger,

  2. I just saw an add for this cookbook today. This sounds wonderful and not only do I have plenty of lemons but all the ingredients as well. I'm making this. Thanks for sharing. Now I need to check out that cookbook.

  3. I am sure pineapple would taste as great as the lemon in this cake pudding.

  4. Muy exquisito me encanta lo cítrico lo prepararé,lindas fotos

  5. I am loving this wonderful recipe my friend :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. That Betty knew what she was doing. Like your adaptation...

  7. My fiance loves pudding cakes, but usually the ones out of the box. I will have to try this for him. Looks great!

  8. I had no idea that making lemon cake pudding was so easy! I will have to try this out soon!

  9. My mom had a recipe similar to this that she used to make is a large casserole. I should pull it out again sometime!

  10. I love lemon, and these look scrumptious! The pineapple variation sounds good too, especially for summertime. :)

  11. This is one of the best flavor combos. I've been using a lot of it this summer - looks like a wonderful dessert!
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