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Lemon Pudding Cake

My husband, Lloyd, loves this cake because it tastes like lemon meringue pie. The cake is no-fuss and makes just enough for the two of us.—Dawn Fagerstrom, Warren, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 large egg, separated, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: Confectioners' sugar, lemon slices and whipped cream


  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a bowl, beat egg yolk. Add sugar, milk, flour, lemon juice, zest and salt; beat until smooth. Beat egg white until stiff peaks form; gently fold into lemon mixture. Pour into 2 ungreased 6-oz. custard cups (cups will be very full).
  • Place the cups in an 8-in. square baking pan. Pour boiling water into pan to a depth of 1 in. Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean and top is golden, 40-45 minutes. If desired, top with confectioners' sugar, lemon slices and whipped cream.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 288 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Kathy
    Jan 24, 2021

    Delicious and reflects the opinions of the reviewers with one exception - too sweet, nah! It's a cake and pudding with a great tart taste balanced by the sugar. Also, this was the first time I baked using bain-marie method and worked perfectly. Many thanks to the submitter for a great recipe.

  • Bakeheart
    Jan 21, 2021

    If you like lemon, you will love this as much as I did! Sweet tart, reminiscent of lemon meringue. But actually my first thought was that it was a lemon molten lava cake. Now I have to find the chocolate version of this for two! Perfect!

  • janglecat
    Jan 18, 2021

    Delicious!! I doubled the recipe to make 4 cakes and just separated the 2 eggs for my teenaged son and he did all the rest with my guidance on how to do a bain marie! They turned out beautifully! Once you dug your fork in to the bottom you could almost say they were "molten lemon lava cakes!"

  • Brenda
    Sep 9, 2020

    Made last night and it came out better than I thought. It was very good. I liked that it was only for 2. I added 1 tbsp of lemoncella liqueur in place of 1 tbsp. lemon juice.. that added to the yummyness! I debated whether to cut the sugar but I didn't but I will next time it was a little too sweet for me. I didn't have whole milk so I used almond milk and whipping cream for that 1/3 cup...It was perfect for a last minute dessert. Thanks

  • PageRD
    Jun 2, 2020

    Delicious! It takes no time at all to throw together, then just bake. It was sweet and tart. I wasn't sure what to expect but it tasted just like my mom's lemon meringue pie.

  • Marilyn
    May 9, 2020

    Simple to make and delicious to eat. Nice sponge and tart pudding.

  • Sunny
    Feb 25, 2020

    Can this be made ahead of time and refrigerated?

  • cariboocook
    Feb 11, 2016

    This pudding cake is delicious. It makes just enough for 2 people but you will probably want to double recipe as one is just not enough sometimes!!

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    May 13, 2011

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    May 13, 2011

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