If someone told me I had to choose between lemon and chocolate desserts, I would have a hard time with that answer. I love all things lemon. This dessert is perfect for any fellow lemon lovers. It is not to be confused with the lemon yogurt cake I posted about awhile back. They are completely different, although, both delicious.
I ran across this recipe on foodgawker and bookmarked it for a special occasion. Side note… if you are not familiar with foodgawker, you should check it out. The food photography is amazing. I have had a few photos accepted but many, many…. many declined. Every time I visit that site I am motivated to work on my food photography. It really is an art. Anyway, when I ran across the photo of the lemon pudding cake I was intrigued. I decided to make it for my mom’s birthday, which is a very special occasion! Especially this year... ; )
The dessert was fabulous. I really don’t know why it is called a pudding cake because there is no pudding involved. I would compare it to soufflé. It separates into layers so that the top is cake-like and the bottom is a smooth sauce. I thought it tasted like lemon meringue pie on the second day, if that makes any sense. I followed this recipe exactly as well as the tips given in the post.
The Perfect Pairing for lemon pudding cake is a topping of fresh berries. The combination is light and delicious. I will definitely be making this again!