Berry-Lemon Pudding Cake

by Daisy

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This is probably my favorite dessert ever, and I am not given to choosing favorites of anything. But. . . summer berries, tart and creamy lemon pudding, and tender sponge cake? This is as good as it gets.

1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar (see P.S. below)
pinch salt
pinch nutmeg
1 cup buttermilk, or 1/2 cup plain yogurt and 1/2 cup milk, blended
grated rind of 1 lemon
1/8 cup lemon juice
1/8 cup orange juice
2 T. melted butter
2 large eggs, separated
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup berries (blackberries, blueberries, or raspberries, or a combination)
oil or cooking spray to oil pan

  1. Combine flour, sugar, salt and nutmeg in a mixing bowl. Add buttermilk (or yogurt and milk), lemon rind, lemon juice, butter and yolks. Wisk.
  2. In another bowl, beat egg whites until foamy, then add 1/4 sugar, a little at a time, until stiff peaks form. Stir some of the whites into the batter, then gently fold in the rest.
  3. Oil a 8-in. square pan and pour in batter. Plop the berries over the top.
  4. Put the pan in a larger pan and fill the larger pan 1 inch deep with hot water. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-35 minutes or until cake is golden brown and springy to the touch.
  5. Devour.

P.S. I got to thinking about my taste preferences, and since I really like things tart, perhaps I should warn people to increase the sugar to 2/3 cup if they don’t want as much pucker to their pudding.


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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Babette September 16, 2008 at 2:40 am

Thanks for sharing this. I have a lot of Blueberries from my husband’s co-worker. He’s been giving us a tub full every week and kids are tired of eating Blueberry cobbler. I will definitely try this recipe. 🙂

Tomato Lady September 16, 2008 at 3:13 am

I love it–if you aren’t as big a fan of extra-tart lemony-ness as I am, substitute orange juice for half the lemon juice or increase the sugar to 2/3 cup.

Crafty Green Poet September 16, 2008 at 4:00 pm

this sounds wonderful, I’ll need to try it out, I think I’ll pass it on to my Mum as well!

dj September 16, 2008 at 5:59 pm

Anything blueberry is #1 with me, thanks for the recipe!

tomato lady September 16, 2008 at 6:40 pm

I really hope you like it–and remember the warning about the lemon. Very tart!

TennZen September 16, 2008 at 8:29 pm

Thank you for posting this… it looks fabulous. I can’t wait to make this! (But I can’t promise that I’ll share!)

ga.farmwoman September 16, 2008 at 11:35 pm

I can see why it would be a favorite. It looks so good.
I can’t wait to try it.

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