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Aunt Mariah's Lemon Sponge Cups

Jeff Adrian

"My friend and neighbor Tracy made these for me because lemon desserts are my fav! It was amazing! There is a fluffy cake on top and a warm custard layer underneath! Yum! Turn out and serve with whipped cream or serve still in the dish. You can also bake this in one large souffle dish. Aunt Mariah likes to garnish with a thin slice of lemon."
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Ingredients

1 h 10 m servings 252 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 desserts)

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Beat butter in a large bowl until smooth and creamy; stir sugar, flour, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt into butter. Beat egg yolks in a separate bowl until smooth; stir milk into egg yolks. Slowly mix egg yolk mixture into lemon mixture until thoroughly combined.
  3. Beat egg whites in a glass or metal bowl until stiff peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites will form sharp peaks. Gently fold egg whites into batter. Spoon batter into 6 individual ramekins or souffle cups. Place filled cups into a large baking dish and pour enough hot water into dish to reach partway up the ramekins.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until desserts separate into a custard layer on bottom and a lightly browned sponge cake layer on top, about 45 minutes. Let stand about 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 252 calories; 7.6 g fat; 42.3 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 108 mg cholesterol; 114 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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My favorite new dessert! I followed the directions as listed & it came out perfect. Served with sliced strawberrys, yum!

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Recipe Group Selection: 15, February 2014 ~ The lemon dessert was beautiful when it came out of the oven, but within 5 minutes they all fell. I don't think it affected the taste, but it sure di...

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My favorite new dessert! I followed the directions as listed & it came out perfect. Served with sliced strawberrys, yum!

Recipe Group Selection: 15, February 2014 ~ The lemon dessert was beautiful when it came out of the oven, but within 5 minutes they all fell. I don't think it affected the taste, but it sure di...

DELICIOUS! This is a nice blend of custard and sponge cake. I loved it served warm and hubby loved it cooled down. It's great either way. No changes are needed to the recipe. The cooking ti...

This recipe is a great new find!! These lemon sponge cups do have a delicious cake top and a creamy custard underneath. I had a cup of Half 'n Half that needed to be used so I used that and then...

Great recipe, but one cup of sugar was a bit much. I will try 3/4 cup for the next batch. Also, the mix will fill four 4x2" ramekins. Thanks for posting!

This recipe for lemon sponge cake was very simple and just delicious! I served these with a good dollop of fresh whipped cream. Yummy stuff! Thanks recipe group for this weeks selection!

I followed this recipe exactly and it was perfect. We ate it warm with sliced strawberries.

Recipe Group Selection for the week of February 15, 2014 – I was a little behind getting to this for Recipe Group, but I’m so glad I did. This is a wonderful dessert, especially nice served wit...

This is the most amazing dessert ever invented. Simple and easy to make