It’s a hot summer day and I was looking for a cool summery dessert. I found this recipe in my Sunset magazine and it had all the elements I was looking for in an end-of-July sweet. I have been using my ramekins as baby chick feeders and waterers, so this also gave me the perfect excuse to pick up these pretty new red ones. Plus, they come with lids! This was an easy recipe and it came out exactly as pictured. I already ate the serving from the photo shoot and it was very light and lemony. I think it will be even better well chilled. Sunset magazine promises, “The tender berry cake rises to the top, and the creamy lemon cake sinks to the bottom.”
I walked all the way to the back of our property where a carpet of mint is growing to add a little color to the dish. I found the mint patch last week while berry picking.
Here is the recipe from Sunset magazine:
- 2 large eggs, separated
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- Finely shredded zest of 1 lemon
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup low-fat (1%) milk
- 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 2 2/3 cups (12 oz.) raspberries, divided
- Powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°. Set 6 ramekins (2/3 cup size) in a 9- by 13-in. baking pan.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks and granulated sugar until thick and creamy. Whisk in flour, butter, lemon zest and juice, and milk until blended.
- In a deep bowl with a mixer on high speed, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until whites hold stiff, moist peaks when beater is lifted. Stir one-quarter of whites into yolk mixture until blended, then gently fold in remaining whites. Gently fold in half of raspberries.
- Spoon batter into ramekins. Pour enough hot tap water into baking pan to come 1 in. up sides of ramekins.
- Bake until cake layers are set and tops are golden, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove ramekins from water; let cool at least 30 minutes. Serve with more berries on top and a dusting of powdered sugar.
- Make ahead: Chill airtight up to 1 day; pudding layer will become more distinct.