Sunday, August 13, 2006

Pudding cake

The person who discovered pudding cake is a genius. This may be the most perfect dessert ever: on top, a moist cake layer, and underneath, a thick pudding layer.

Lemon Pudding Cake Lemon Pudding Cake

This particular one is a lemon pudding cake. As you can see, it came out mostly pudding, with a pretty thin cake layer; I'm actually ok with that. Texture-wise, the cake layer reminds me much more of a soufflé than a typical cake; again, that's fine with me. It's a pretty low-maintenance warm dessert... and yes, warm is KEY, because the pudding layer thickens as it cools, leaving you with a pudding layer that's almost a solid gel. Yeah, it'll still taste fine, but it's nowhere near as appetizing to look at.

This recipe at Epicurious is pretty similar to the recipe I used (Mine had 1/3 cup of lemon juice, 3/4 cup of sugar, 4 tbsp of melted butter, and I used skim milk instead of whole milk). If lemon isn't your thing, Epicurious has several other recipes for this type of cake, including maple and blueberry.

Technorati tags: , , ,

No comments: