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lime pudding cake recipe

Lime pudding cake recipe

  • Author: chef
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 9 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Lime pudding cake recipe. Bursting with citrus flavor and creamy goodness, it’s a delightful dessert that’s sure to brighten any meal!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, combine the milk, melted butter, egg, lime zest, and lime juice. Mix well.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix together the boiling water and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
  7. Carefully pour the sugar mixture over the batter in the baking dish. Do not stir.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and set.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.
  10. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, if desired.


  1. Ensure to zest the limes carefully, avoiding the bitter white pith, to capture the vibrant citrus flavor.
  2. Be cautious not to overmix the batter to maintain a light and fluffy texture in the cake layer.
  3. Test the doneness of the cake by inserting a toothpick into the center; it should come out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  4. Allow the cake to cool slightly before serving to allow the flavors to meld and the pudding layer to set.
  5. Garnish with fresh lime slices or zest for an extra pop of color and flavor before serving.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert


  • Serving Size: 1 piece
  • Calories: 250 kcal per serving
  • Sugar: 25 g
  • Sodium: 200 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 45 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 40 mg

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