Lavender-Lemon Pudding Cakes


A small amount of dried lavendar makes a big impact in the flavor of these light single-serving pudding cakes. You can bake in any 6-ounce oven-safe dishes -- try heart-shaped molds for Valentine's Day or anniversaries.

Lavender Lemon Pudding Cakes
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 tsp. dried lavender

  • 2 lemons

  • Butter, softened

  • Granulated sugar

  • 6 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 3 eggs, separated

  • coarse or rock sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.In a small saucepan combine milk and 1 Tbsp. lavender over medium heat until just simmering. Remove from heat; let stand for 15 minutes. Strain; discard lavender.

  2. Finely shred 1 Tbsp. peel from lemons. Juice lemons (1/4 cup). Set aside. Butter six 6-oz. ramekins or custard cups with softened butter; sprinkle each with sugar tapping out any excess. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl combine 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar and the flour. Whisk in lemon peel, lemon juice, and melted butter until smooth. In a small bowl whisk together egg yolks and strained milk. Whisk milk mixture into flour mixture until smooth; set aside.

  4. In a small bowl beat egg whites with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add remaining 4 Tbsp. sugar, beating on high speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Stir a small amount of the egg whites into the lemon mixture to lighten. Fold in remaining egg whites (batter will be thin).

  5. Pour batter into prepared dishes, filling each three-fourths full; place in a shallow baking pan. Bake 20 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Remove pan from oven and cool cakes on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Place remaining dried lavender and rock sugar in a blender. Cover; blend until fine. Sprinkle over cakes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
7g Fat
22g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 5.3mg 27%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 110mg 2%
Folate, total 25.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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