Lemon Sponge Cups Recipe

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With a bold lemon flavor, these tasty sponge cake treats are the perfect way to top off any meal. Serve them with fresh berries for a lively summertime dessert.
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  • 2 tablespoons butter - at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 lemon - zested
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 3 eggs - separated
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
Container: 8 custard cups, baking pan, 2 mixing bowls
15 mins
45 mins
1 hr
  • Cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Add in the flour and salt, then the lemon juice and lemon zest.
  • In a seperate bowl, beat the egg yolks and stir in the milk until combined. Add this mixture into the rest of the batter.
  • In a copper or stainless steel mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold the egg whites into the batter just until incorporated.
  • Coat the inside of each cup with non stick cooking spray and divide the batter amoung the 8 custard cups.
  • Place the cups into a baking pan that has 1/4 inch of hot water in the bottom.
  • Place the baking pan into a 350°F oven for 45 minutes.
  • When done, each cup will have a cake top and a custard bottom.
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"Nice and light dessert with a mellow lemon flavor. The crust is almost like a shortbread cookie."
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