Lemon Coconut Pudding Cakes
Lemon Coconut Pudding Cakes: limoncello, fresh lemon juice, coconut milk and other select ingredients are baked in cute little ramekins to make these pretty little cakes.
These cakes. Boy are they good.
I’m not even kidding. I had to stop myself from eating all of them right after they came out of the oven. And Ken, well his way of asking for one for dessert was “you didn’t bring me one of the round things.” He’s so darn silly sometimes. That was cake #2 for him. The prior cake was consumed the night before, right before we ate dinner. Dessert comes before dinner, right?
Oh so you know what? These lemon coconut pudding cakes were sorta an experiment for me, in more ways than one.
Experiment: cooking. I had never made a dessert like this before. Pudding, that comes from a box, right? Just kidding. I know it can be made from scratch. I just never ventured into the pudding making business until this past weekend. I think I may be hooked.
Experiment: photography. I wanted to do a little experimenting with darker photos. I think they came out ok. I don’t think they are bad but I wasn’t able to achieve what I was going for. Practice makes perfect. I shall continue to practice.
Experiment: limoncello. I was a little iffy when purchasing lemoncello. Lemon liquor was something I had never touched. I like lemons. I like boozy recipes. I just hadn’t ever put the two together. I’m glad I finally branched out.
I adapted this recipe from the Williams Sonoma Baking Cookbook. The recipe calls for using 8 half cup ramekins. I had 4 one cup ramekins. The one cup ramekins weren’t enough space for all that yummy batter so I also used an 18oz oven-safe soup bowl. I used up the rest of the batter by filling up that soup bowl about 3/4 to the top.
I think the smaller ramekins could have been cooked a little less than what the recipe called for as the pudding mixture in those turned out more like a thick custard. A very delicious thick custard so I’m not complaining. However, the pudding in the large bowl turned out just like pudding – creamy and just a tad bit runny. Perfecto.
Lemon Coconut Pudding Cakes: lemoncello, fresh lemon juice, coconut milk and other select ingredients are baked in cute little ramekins to make these pretty little cakes. Adapted from Williams Sonoma Baking Book.
Lemon Coconut Pudding Cakes
Changes - used coconut milk instead of whole milk.
Used limoncello and lemon juice.
I adapted this recipe from the Williams Sonoma Baking Cookbook. The recipe calls for using 8 half cup ramekins. I had 4 one cup ramekins. The one cup ramekins weren't enough space for all that yummy batter so I also used an 18oz oven-safe soup bowl. I used up the rest of the batter by filling up that soup bowl about 3/4 to the top.
I think the smaller ramekins could have been cooked a little less than what the recipe called for as the pudding mixture in those turned out more like a thick custard. A very delicious thick custard so I'm not complaining. However, the pudding in the large bowl turned out just like pudding - creamy and just a tad bit runny.
Lemon Coconut Pudding Cakes: lemoncello, fresh lemon juice, coconut milk and other select ingredients are baked in cute little ramekins to make these pretty little cakes.
Adapted from Williams Sonoma Baking Book.
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Beautiful pudding cakes.. I can almost imagine the taste :)
Thank you, Medeja!
Julie, your experiments turned out so, so beautifully! I love the dark moodiness of these–especially since it makes the lemons pop. My next photo experiment is going to be trying to photograph food on lighter backgrounds since I seem to have loads of trouble with getting the white balance looking right :) I would have devoured all of these cakes in minutes flat!
Thank you, Amy! I can’t wait to see some of your photos. I really love all of your dark moody shots. They are great and some of my favs. I really like the dark moody look but I also love the brighter, full of life photos too.
Thanks for stopping by. :)
These look spectacular! I think I would prefer mine to be more on the custardy side, so these look juuuusssst right. And I really like what you did with the dark background!
Thank you, Lina!
Oooooo… I love lemon and coconut together, Julie! :) These look so good!
Thank you, Carrie! They are long gone now! Next project – Chocolate pudding cakes. YUM!
I can already tell these would be a huge weakness of mine! I love citrus, and these look SO creamy. Delicious, Julie! :)
Thank you, Marcie!
I would eat all of these cakes myself! They look great and I like the direction you took with your photos. I don’t have a good feel for how to make photos “moody”– did you experiment with natural light or artificial? I have been trying both and learning along the way.
I used natural light. I was right next to my sliding glass door and I had the blinds shut enough to only have a little light coming in. I used two black foam boards as my reflectors, one to the side directly across from the light, and one behind, directly across from where I was shooting. The shot of the limoncello actually has more of the lighting look I was going for. But I shot that at a different time of the day and had more natural light coming in. But overall I’m happy with the photos. Just disappointed I didn’t get the look I was going for. I’ll have to practice some more! I have some tutorials that I’ve read. I’ll dig them up and send an email to you. :)
THANKS! So very helpful!
Dessert before dinner – always. Especially when it involves lemon and coconut. Gorgeous photo styling … I assume the empty spot in the last photo was the one you are saving for me? :) This looks like it was a pretty good experiment! Mine don’t always turn out so nice … limoncello must be the secret. Pinned!
Indeed. Cause you know, I usually fill up on dinner and then don’t save room for dessert. So the process just needs to be reversed – dessert first! Thank you so much for stopping by, Mary!
I have been waiting for this recipe since I first saw it on instagram last weekend Julie!! What a delicious combination. I cannot wait to try them. :)
Yay! I think you will like these, Lisa. And they’re safe cause yeah, no dairy!
Your photos are just beautiful! And baking with coconut milk is always such a treat! Pinned
Thank you so much for the compliment and the pin, Averie! :)
Cannot wait to try them, what a great recipe Julie! Your photos are awesome!
Thank you, Viviana!
These look SO good. Seriously.
Your photos look great! Don’t get down on yourself!
Thank you, Graham! Overall, I’m pleased with the photos but I didn’t totally get the look I was going for! You’re right, I shouldn’t be hard on myself. Thanks for stopping by. :)
So your photos are STUNNING. And I just so happen to have a bit of limoncello left from last nights mom martini night. Now I can use it up! Pinned!
Thank you, Dorothy! :)
Great choice for the challenge Julie! I think your pictures turned out great…. I’m just finishing up my post for tomorrow…
Thank you, Deb! I was trying to get a certain effect with the lighting and I didn’t get it so I was kinds disappointed about that but overall, I am happy with the photos. An experiment indeed but I’ve got to keep practicing to get that look I was going for! Thanks for stopping by. :)
We’ll I’m sold!!! These are absolutely lovely Julie!!! You cannot go wrong with Limoncello and I would have a hard time resisting the urge to eat them all too!
All your experiments were sucessful!!! (Now just send me that luck in lab :) ) I love these pudding cakes. The pictures are beautiful too. I love your moody shots!!
I am LOVING these lemon pudding cakes!! The photos with the darker ambiance turned out absolutely gorgeous!! I think the whole effect just says sophistication!! Fantastic!!
Thanks so much, Renee!
Julie, those look DIVINE!! I almost went the pudding route, but you’r right. Home made pudding is so SIMPLE and so much better than boxed! It is addicting.
What were you trying to achieve in your pics? I’m a bit of a photog myself even though my pics don’t really show it..something about NO natural light in the apartment we’re in now. :(
Those are some gorgeous looking pudding cakes but I have to confess I’ve got a bit distracted by that bottle of Limoncello…. ;)
Heh heh, it’s easy to get distracted by the good things in life, eh. Wait, those pudding cakes are good to. So have a cocktail and a pudding cake!
Dessert before dinner, dessert FOR dinner – I would have these for either!! Love lemon and coconut! I think your pictures look great!
I recently made a Cooks Illustrated version of Lemon pudding cakes and I couldn’t stop eating them. I can’t get enough of lemon desserts and definitely need to try your version with the limocello. Have a wonderful weekend, Julie!
These photos turned out beautifully Julie – I love the dark moody shots! I am such a sucker for lemon and coconut so these have totally stolen my heart! Pinning :)
Aww thank you so much, Kelly!
Seriously love this recipe Julie, it is fresh, light, and totally loving the coconut addition to this. Pinned this and featuring it this week at Show Stopper! :)
Thank you, Krista! I loved these little mini treats so this past weekend, I made a chocolate version with Kahlua liquor. They are SO good! Thanks for stopping by and for hosting the party each week. :)
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These are absolutely gorgeous! What a great recipe for dessert! Thanks for sharing with us at Share the Wealth Sundays!
How delicious is this pudding cake. I love lemon and coconut together. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.
It all looks so decadently delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner link party.
I love lemon flavored desserts. And I can’t believe I’ve never thought to use limoncello in anything! I can’t wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing it at Create With Joy!
Looks delish Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & Shared.
Pudding cakes are always so moist! Pinned for later. Thanks for sharing at #OverTheMoon!
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Totally crushing on this recipe as I love anything lemon and anything in a ramekin! Thanks for sharing this simple recipe. I look forward to making it :) Your photos are beautiful, btw!
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Oh wow this looks DIVINE! What a great recipe, pinning for later xo
Your Pudding Cakes look fantastic! I really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, hope you have a great day and hope to see you again soon!