Hot Lemon Custard Cakes

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Recipe by pink cook

This recipe is courtesy of Martha Stewart and submitted by minitindel. It is a recipe very similar to the famous hot lemon lava cakes and its lemon taste is wonderful. Enjoy them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Set a kettle of water to boil. Butter six 6-ounce custard cups and place in a dish towel-lined baking dish or roasting pan. (Dish towel prevents cups from sliding when moving the roasting pan.)
  2. In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks and sugar until light; whisk in flour. Gradually whisk in lemon juice, then milk and lemon zest.
  3. With an electric mixer, beat egg whites and salt until soft peaks form. Add to lemon batter and fold in gently with a whisk (batter will be quite liquid).
  4. Divide batter among prepared custard cups, place baking dish in oven and fill with boiling water to reach halfway up sides of cups.
  5. Bake until puffed and lightly browned (but pudding is still visible in bottom), 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature, dusted with confectioners’ sugar.

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