raspberry lemon pudding cakes

Summer is here! This is the final week of school for my kindergartener (sniff…) and then summer will “officially” have arrived. I can’t wait to sleep in next week and spend some lazy days at the pool with my girls!

For me, summer also brings some fun entertaining opportunities. I love to have a few people over for small get togethers, mostly just to kick back but occasionally for a more upscale dinner. These delicious pudding cakes are PERFECT for nights like that! You can make them ahead, then just pop them in the oven to bake when you’re ready. The top layer is cakey and the bottom layer is all creamy lemon pudding with fresh raspberries baked throughout. They look gorgeous and summery, and the small portion is the perfect ending to a nice summer meal.

I made these last week for a nice dinner I made for Alan. He’d been in Mexico for work the week before; what better way to show him we missed him than with a yummy dinner, right? I made Roast Chicken with Balsamic Peaches (recipe coming!) and a side of lemony orzo and rice. These little cakes were a great ending and a fun treat for my girls, too. The portions are on the smaller side and it makes exactly six servings, so make sure to double it if you need to. And don’t let the steps fool you – it’s quite simple to make and goes very quickly. Just make sure to fold the whites in very carefully so you keep the light texture. And if you have any leftovers (yeah, right!!), they reheat perfectly in just 30 microwave seconds!

Happy Summer!


Raspberry Lemon Pudding Cakes

  • 2  large eggs, separated
  • 1/2  cup  granulated sugar
  • 3  tablespoons  flour
  • 2  tablespoons  melted butter
  • Finely shredded zest of 1 lemon
  • 3  tablespoons  fresh lemon juice
  • 1  cup  milk
  • 1/8  teaspoon  cream of tartar
  • 3  cups  raspberries, divided
  • Powdered sugar



1. Preheat oven to 350°. Set 6 ramekins (2/3 cup size) in a 9- by 13-in. baking pan.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks and granulated sugar until thick and creamy. Whisk in flour, butter, lemon zest and juice, and milk until blended.

3. In a deep bowl with a mixer on high speed, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until whites hold stiff, moist peaks when beater is lifted. Stir one-quarter of whites into yolk mixture until blended, then gently fold in remaining whites. Gently fold in half of raspberries.

4. Spoon batter into ramekins. Pour enough hot tap water into baking pan to come 1 in. up sides of ramekins.

5. Bake until cake layers are set and tops are golden, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove ramekins from water; let cool at least 30 minutes. Serve with more berries on top and a dusting of powdered sugar.

Make ahead: Chill airtight up to 1 day; pudding layer will become more distinct.[/print_this]

5 thoughts on “Raspberry Lemon Pudding Cakes”

  1. This is a really great recipe! I've been browsing the internet looking for some great desserts to potentially make for an up-coming homecoming party (for my brother who is returning from Iraq!). I am a big fan of simple deserts that taste really good, and look aesthetically pleasing as well. The powdered sugar topping seems like it would just make this the perfect piece of eye candy, not to mention just add to the sweet flavor of this otherwise relatively healthy snack (assuming you don't eat too much of it at once!). I'm going to keep this recipe bookmarked and run it by my sister in law! I look forward to reading more of your pages on this site as well. Keep the good recipes coming!

  2. I pulled up your recipe for its ease, and I had all of the ingredients on hand. I wanted something uncomplicated and tasty. My 13 year old daughter made these and they came out delicious! Thanks so much!

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