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Lemon pudding cake in a ramekin with a lemon twist on top.
Lemon Pudding Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Lemon Pudding Cake: A classic recipe that's so easy to make! Bakes up fluffy on top, with a luscious sauce on the bottom. Such bright & tangy lemon flavor!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best lemon pudding cake recipe, lemon pudding cake, lemon pudding cake recipe, simple lemon pudding cake recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 236 kcal
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. Place the yolks, sugar, milk, flour, and salt in a large bowl and whisk until smooth.

  3. Whisk in the lemon zest and juice.

  4. Whip the egg whites until they hold stiff peaks.

  5. Add about 1/3 of the lemon mixture to the whipped egg whites, and fold together until combined.

  6. Fold in the remaining lemon mixture, and transfer the batter to (4) 6-ounce ramekins.*

  7. Place the unbaked cakes in a larger baking dish and pour hot water all around, until it comes about halfway up the sides of the pan.

  8. Bake until puffy and springy to the touch (the cakes should be just barely beginning to turn golden around the edges); about 40 to 45 minutes.

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Recipe Notes

*Can also be baked in an 8x8 square baking dish (adjust bake time as needed). 

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Pudding Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 193mg8%
Potassium 116mg3%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 196IU4%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.