April 20, 2018

Lemon Pudding Cakes ~ #TheCakeSliceBakers

The proof is in the pudding ~ or pudding cake in this case.

As the Cake Slice Bakers continue to bake through The Perfect Cake from America's Test Kitchen we fall more and more in love with this cookbook. It was released on March 27, 2018 and has quickly become a favorite amongst bakers. America's Test Kitchen has perfected each of the recipes so you can bake them with the knowledge that they are going to be amazing. #atkcake

There were some great choices this month, but I love, love, love lemon desserts so I decided to make the Lemon Pudding Cakes.  An excellent choice, if I may say so myself. This recipe does not have an extensive list of ingredients so it is easy to put together.

As always mise en place is the key to success (and a less messy kitchen when all is said and done). After everything was measured and ready to go, I quickly had the milk and zest steeping and got started on the rest of the recipe. You have to love a cake batter that produces two distinctive layers - a wonderfully soft cake and a creamy pudding.

I can see me making this recipe again and again as everything about it was perfection.  The lemon flavor comes through perfectly, and because the zest is only steeped in the milk and then discarded, there is no chance it will affect the texture of the pudding layer. The recipe suggests serving it with a blueberry compote, but I think raspberry would work equally well. This recipe can be found on page 92 of The Perfect Cake.

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through.  This year it is The Perfect Cake from America's Test Kitchen #atkcake.  We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes, or visit our blog where the links are updated each month. If you are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

The choices this month were Tres Leches Cake, Lemon Pudding Cake, Italian Almond Cake, and Confetti Cake.

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  1. Perfectly lovely. It looks like a lemon souffle with lemon pudding at the bottom. Sings spring I would imaging.

  2. Awesome! Absolutely stunning photos and it makes me want to make this beautiful, delicious sounding dessert!


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