I started to ask myself what the eggs were needed for, and I figured it was fat. I did have some sour cream on hand, which I thought might contain a lot of fat, although it turned out to have been the reduced fat kind which I got by accident. So I ended up adding the sugar as directed, but substituting milk for the water, sour cream for the eggs and then I added a cup of flour and baked the pudding in glass pan. Here's what I got:
The surface of the cake was kind of shiny and porous, and there were bits of the sour cream that made sort of curd like appearance at the top.
The cake tasted a little like a lemon cheesecake. On the slice that Bow got, the sour cream curd had shaped itself to look a little like a heart.
Other members of the household were not nearly as impressed, but Bow enjoyed the cake and later asked for more.
There is nothing more gratifying than someone who enjoys the food set down before him!