I’ve been obsessed with lemon lately. Maybe it’s because it’s nearly summer. Or, maybe it’s because I’m pregnant. Regardless, lemon just hits the spot.
Since Nate was born, and especially since he started walking, I have less and less time for baking. There’s always something else that HAS to be done. Washing diapers, picking up toys, folding clothes, scrubbing the high chair. You get it, right? The list is never ending.
When I do have time to be creative in the kitchen, it’s usually when I’m making dinner. And, dinner isn’t my favorite thing to make. Joe looked at me one night and said, “Honey, I know you’d rather be baking but you’ve got Nate to feed and we’ve got another one on the way. You’re a great cook. Just enjoy it.”
I’ve been working on that. And, I do enjoy it much more than I used to.
But, gosh, it doesn’t compare to the joy I get from whipping up dessert, or even a fresh loaf of bread.
So, I stayed up way too late getting these lemon pudding cakes just right. I wanted something sweet-tart, creamy, and light. In my mind, I’d envisioned something you could eat at the end of a summer cookout that would fit the dessert bill without leaving you weighed down. You know, the kind of dessert that has you begging for just one more bite.
And, the end result is just that. I suppose you could bake this in an 8×8-inch pan, but I love the individual servings. I found myself scraping the ramekin to get every last bite. I think you will too.
If you look carefully at the recipe, you’ll notice that each individual lemon pudding cake only contains 2/3 of a tablespoon of honey. The rest of the sweetness comes from liquid vanilla stevia. It’s mostly eggs and dairy-free milk. I love healthy desserts.
Other gluten-free, healthy summer desserts:
- Lemon Meltaways
- “Un-Salad Salads” for Warm Weather
- Lemon Coconut Bars
- Zucchini Cookies with Lemon Cream Cheese Drizzle
What flavors have you been craving since the warmer weather has arrived?
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