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Feb 6, 2009 12:57 PM

What would you call this dessert?

Lemon curd is placed in a soufflé dish, topped with lemon genoise* batter and baked. Served at room temp.

Lemon Curd Cobbler kind of gets the idea across but doesn't feel quite right.

Any ideas? Thanks!

*Lemon sponge cake leavened by stiffly beaten egg whites.

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  1. Upside down Lemon Curd cake? Or just lemon curd cake?

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    1. re: erin214

      Lemon Curd Cake was my working title, but don't cakes have to be freestanding? As far as I know, this dessert is served from the soufflé dish, like a cobbler or a crisp.

    2. Lemon pudding cake? Sounds like it would have a similar effect to chocolate pudding cake, where a single batter separates into a cakey topping over a "pudding" filling.

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      1. re: Allstonian

        Had thought of this, too, though was worried that someone seeing that name would think of one of those semi-homemade (Duncan Hines cake mix plus Jell-O pudding mix) concoctions. Didn't know about chocolate pudding cake, which definitely sounds similar.

        1. re: carswell

          Sherry Yard has a lemon pudding cake in The Secrets of Baking. I was just thinking that it looked like a great dessert to make when you don't have too much in the house -- lemon, butter, eggs, flour.

          1. re: carswell

            I often make lemon pudding cake (or chocolate or orange or what have you), which is one batter that separates into two layers, as stated above. This sounds like the same effect. I think most people (at least most with an interest in baking) are familar with this meaning.

        2. do you want something accurate or pretty sounding?

          It sounds like this dessert, which joy of baking calls Lemon Sponge Pudding

          Pot de Lemon sounds cool but isn't quite accurate as it's not a custard

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          1. re: yamalam

            That looks a little like the canary pudding with lemon curd that I've had my eye on:


            I agree, it would be easier to come up with a name if we knew if it had to be descriptive or something hokey like Sublime Lemony Heaven.

            1. re: chowser

              Descriptive preferred but exceptions gladly made for inspired flights of fancy.

            2. Due to my love of all things lemon and especially lemon curd: "sweet and tart Sex in a souffle dish"

              1. I think it simply ought to be hailed as 'Carswell Pudding'