Cakes and Frostings
Lemon Pudding Cakes
Moist, delicate, and refreshing, this magnificent dessert separates into a mouth-watering lemon sauce on the bottom and a soufflé-like cake on top. It’s the perfect blend of soft and smooth.
- ¼ cup (½-stick) Challenge European Style Butter, melted
- 4 eggs, separated
- 2 teaspoons grated fresh lemon zest*
- 6 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup all purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1¼ cups milk
1Preheat oven to 350°F.
2Use approximately 1 Tablespoon of the melted butter to brush the inside of six, 8-ounce ramekins; set aside. (Let the remaining butter cool slightly.)
3In a large bowl, beat together butter, egg yolks, lemon juice and lemon zest. In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour and salt: add alternately with the milk to the egg mixture.
4In a separate large bowl, beat egg whites until firm peaks form. Fold egg whites into lemon mixture.
5Pour batter into the prepared ramekins and set the ramekins in a large baking dish. Pour hot water into the baking dish to a level about halfway up the side of the ramekins. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Serve the cakes warm or chilled. Garnish with berries or a dusting of powdered sugar.
!*2 medium lemons are needed for zest and juice.