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Category: Desserts

Key lime pudding cake

Key lime pudding cake
Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times

In my recurring anxiety dream, hordes of friends are streaming into my apartment for a party while I keep opening kitchen cabinets and finding only two cans of black beans. What's reassuring is that I never dream about dessert. Even ... Read more

Total time: About 1 hour | Serves 4 to 6
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated Key lime zest
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed Key lime juice (about 6 limes)

Step 1Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a medium mixing bowl.

Step 2Beat the egg yolks in a second bowl. Add the milk, lime zest and juice and stir into the dry ingredients, mixing well to make a smooth batter.

Step 3In a clean bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Using a rubber spatula, gently but thoroughly fold them into the batter. Transfer to a souffle dish or 1-quart casserole. Place in a larger baking dish and pour hot water into the larger dish to a depth of about 1 inch.

Step 4Bake 50 minutes. Serve warm or cold, ladling the top and sauce onto dessert plates.

Each of 6 servings:
135 calories; 4 grams protein; 24 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 3 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 75 mg. cholesterol; 87 mg. sodium.
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