Coconut Lemon Pudding Cakes*

How do girls get the short end of the stick in just about every biological way possible? We are built to have a higher fat percentage then men so all our lady bits work right. We get monthly periods, bloating, and all they get is having to put up with our bitchiness. We also get to have childbirth and menopause. And men? Ya they get great metabolism and cracked voices at 15. To make everything even more unequal in my house, I am the only one with a real sweet tooth. Sure, every once in a while Jorge will have a sweet…but he doesn’t get all cracked out if he goes without sugar for 2 days like I do. He also actually enjoys exercise…what a freak. 😛

Which is where a dessert just for me comes into play! So when I saw these on The Scene From Me, and found out that they are ass friendly and in one of my all time flavors, lemon…I knew I had to make them soon! These Coconut Lemon Pudding Cakes were a great, easy treat for two…or in my case 1. I tried one warm out of the oven and the next day I tried the other cold. And in my opinion the cake was much better warm. These will definitely be a new staple quick fix dessert in my house!


Coconut Lemon Pudding Cakes

Yield: 2 Servings

Recipe Note: I made mine the bright cheery yellow by adding a few drops of yellow food dye.


1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 egg white
powdered sugar for dusting


In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another small bowl, beat egg white until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into lemon mixture.

Pour into two ungreased 6-oz. ramekins or custard cups. Place in a shallow baking dish; add 1 in. of hot water to dish.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a thermometer reaches 170°. Allow to cool in water bath for 10 minutes before carefully removing cups to a wire rack. Serve warm or refrigerate.

Nutrition: Each serving has 302 Calories, 14g fat, 40 carbs, 5 g protein

If these numbers are a little too high for your diet, you can switch the coconut milk to fat free milk and the nutrition drops to 212 calories, 2.7 fat, 41 carbs, 6 protein.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home’s Cooking for 2

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16 Responses to “Coconut Lemon Pudding Cakes”

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    DessertForTwo — March 7, 2011 @ 12:04 am

    Eee! Serves 2! My kind of dessert! :)

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    Kocinera — March 7, 2011 @ 12:25 am

    I’m a huge lemon fan anyway, but that fact that these pudding cakes have coconut milk just makes them completely irresistible. Yum!!

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    notyet100 — March 7, 2011 @ 1:36 am

    ummmm yummy

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    Lainey_Elizabeth — March 7, 2011 @ 9:08 am

    Sounds great – and I love the rant and totally agree. Especially today! Some days as a girl are just like that I guess…

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — March 7, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    What a fun dessert, and ass-friendly too? Woohoo! This will be a great way to try something new and use up the lemons I have leftover. Thanks for sharing this recipe and your beautiful photography, Jessica!

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    Joanne — March 7, 2011 @ 1:33 pm

    You totally had me at ass friendly.

    both my brother and my roommate’s boyfriend are capable of having a single brownie and not having the intense craving to back for more. And sometimes they even walk past the brownies, totally disinterested, and don’t even have one. Weird.

    • Jessica replied: — March 8th, 2011 @ 1:08 am

      Walk past brownies?! I can’t imagine!

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    The Teacher Cooks — March 7, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    This is just my kind of sweet. I love lemon and made for two which means no leftovers to call my name the next day.

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    Foodies On The Fly — March 7, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    That looks delicious! Thanks for the figure friendly alternative.

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    MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College — March 7, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    The second I saw ass-friendly I knew I had fallen in love with your blog :-) I absolutely love every post I have read so far. I can’t wait to see and read more. You are fantastic!

    • Jessica replied: — March 8th, 2011 @ 1:10 am

      Thanks Meg 😀

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    Dionne @ Try Anything Once — March 7, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

    Thank goodness I need something GOOD that is ass friendly. Add to that list that we have to put up with men’s bitchyness when they don’t have hormone spikes like we do. :) Gotta love ‘um I guess.

    I love the beautiful yellow and your photographs! So bright and beautiful!

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    Heather — March 8, 2011 @ 12:35 am

    Lovin your blog! Any ideas on the Fiber content for figuring those darn WW points? I was thinking of Lowfat Coconut milk to maybe make it more ass friendly? This looks delish!

    • Jessica replied: — March 8th, 2011 @ 1:13 am

      Sorry Heather, I did not keep track of the Fiber content! But I calculate all the recipes nutrition on this site using They will give you the full nutrition there! And better yet, you can also calculate the difference using LowFat Coconut Milk! :-)

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    Sharlene — March 8, 2011 @ 7:27 am

    2 servings! This is great because I usually end up eating way more than just one serving since there’s not many people in my house. I haven’t tried a pudding cake yet but this looks fantastic!

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    Sprinzette @ Ginger and Almonds — March 9, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

    That’s the kind of pudding I love to eat. I’m not brave enough to try it in my own kitchen, but I sure love looking at yours!

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