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Lemon Pudding Cake

As this dessert bakes it forms a delicate cake on top of a tart lemon curd.

  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp grated lemon rind
  • juice from 2 large lemons
  1. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form and set aside.
  2. In large bowl whisk egg yolks with sugar until pale in color, beat in flour and salt.
  3. Whisk in buttermilk, melted butter, lemon rind and juice.
  4. Fold half of beaten egg whites into the milk mixture, then fold in remaining whites.
  5. Pour in a greased 8" glass baking dish. Place dish in a large roasting pan, add enough hot water to come halfway up the sides of the dish.
  6. Bake at 350º for 40 to 45 minutes or until top is golden. Remove from water and allow to cool on rack for 30 minutes before serving.
  7. Serve as is or add a dollop of whipped cream.


  1. hmm...I don't recall anything being left of this! Looks amazing - let's make some (and by lets I mean you) next time I'm out!

  2. I love the way kaila keeps track of what should be in the kitchen when she arrives. . .
    but really this does look so tasty and light.

  3. This looks absolutely wonderful. I have been following your blog for a while now and am amazed at all the great recipes. I will be getting the ingredients for this one this afternoon. Love lemon desserts.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  4. Yum. I love the way you served it!

  5. Oh my goodness! That looks amazing! I can't wait to make this! Thank you for sharing it!!!!!

  6. I'll be trying this sometime. It looks most tasty.

  7. Only one word comes to mind: YUM

  8. I have buttermilk *and* lemons in my fridge that I need to use up before I go on vacation next week. Guess what I'm making tomorrow!

  9. I've been reading your blog for a while and wanted to let you know how much I enjoy the recipes and stories. Thank you!

  10. This looks FANTASTIC. My dad has a year-round abundance of Meyer lemons (which have a lovely flavor slightly different from traditional lemon-- they are a hybrid and have tangerine DNA) and this would be a WONDERFUL recipe to try with them! YUM, now I'm drooling!

  11. Beverlyghill@yahoo.comNovember 20, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    I love this blog--brings back soooo many memories of the food my Mom used to cook--even some of the words that I had forgotten. I just took the Lemon Pudding Cake out of the oven and it is wonderful. I have spent two days exploring and will return to this site many times.


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