Glazed Meyer Lemon Cake

January 13, 2015
Tis the Season for citrus, you will find oranges, lemons, and limes in all the markets

so fresh, zesty and flavorful.

One of my very favorite fruits in the citrus family is the Meyer Lemon.

Such a classic, that adds an incredible flavor to salads, dressings, entrees and of course desserts.

I made a little Lemon cake today, it is a great recipe and whips up so fast that I felt it was

a must to share the recipe with you.

It is a cross between a bread and a cake with a buttery, lemon infused flaky consistency.

You may already know the scoop on this precious lemon but if not, here are some

interesting facts.

The Meyer lemon is a slice of sunshine, and in 1908 Frank Nicholas Meyer brought this little

fruit back from his visit to China.

It is an orange,  yellow fruit with a sweeter taste than it's cousin the lemon.

The Meyer lemon is thought to be a cross between a mandarin orange and a lemon.

There is one thing I know for sure, it tastes wonderful and was totally the perfect lemon for

this tasty treat...promise.

And of course a cup of tea!

Glazed Meyer Lemon Cake (Bake in a 350 oven for 30-35 minutes)

Cake Ingredients~

1 stick softened butter

3/4 cup & 3 tablespoons sugar

1 1/4 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 1/2 tablespoons fresh meyer lemon juice

Zest of 2 meyer lemons grated finely

1/4 cup milk

2 large eggs

Glaze Ingredients~

1 meyer lemon

3 tablespoon meyer lemon juice

3 tablespoon sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Butter springform pan, dust with granulated sugar tap excess sugar out and set pan aside.

Mix flour, salt and baking soda together in a separate bowl.

Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to milk and set aside.

Cream butter and sugar in electric mixer using paddle attachment.

Add eggs one at a time to creamed mixture and beat until well mixed.

Add flour alternating with milk, mix well.

Pour batter into pan.  Bake about 30-35 minutes or until tester comes out clean.

While cake is baking mix together glaze.

Immediately upon removing cake from oven brush with half of the lemon glaze.

Cool 10 minutes on wire rack, unmold and brush remaining glaze on top of cake.

If you get a chance try it, honestly do - and let me know what you think~


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  1. The Meyer Lemon, I've never heard of it before. I'll have to pick some up from the market next time I go. In these pictures, it DOES look like a cross between an orange and a lemon. Your lemon cake looks scrumptious, and that tea pot and cup........oh my, it's so cute!

    Have a splendid week, Jemma.

    love, ~Sheri

    1. Sheri,
      Get these delightful lemons while they are available and find some way to use them, because
      they are honestly wonderfully perfect!

  2. Your recipe and cake look delicious. I just brought my first Meyer lemon home from the store this week. I've seen it on TV cooking shows for years but never saw any in the stores here in Idaho before Whole Foods came to town recently. I thought it would be just a regular lemon, but it was juicier and had a different taste in my tea. Really delicious! Thanks for the interesting info and for sharing your recipe.

  3. Laurel,
    Aren't they an incredible lemon! My new quest is to see if I am able to find a Meyer Lemon Tree for our home. I just love seeing a lemon tree on a kitchen counter.

  4. That sounds so delicious...along with a cup of tea please! You can make one anytime and bring it on over, I'll put on the kettle!


  5. I enjoy food made with lemons. I am not familiar with the Meyer Lemon! I'll have to look for it and see what I've been missing. The cake looks and sounds delicious!

    1. Oh Liz,
      I just must say these Meyer Lemons are an extremely tasty treat. Of course you could easily
      substitute a regular lemon and be very happy as well!

  6. jemma love, thank you, that they share this delicious recipe with us !!! I must try it !!!!!!
    they made beautiful pictures of the cake !!!
    love all of angie from Germany

    1. Angie,
      You will not be dissapointed, I promise-so yummy!
      Always a joy to hear from you.

  7. Well I am making it - I copied and pasted it. So tell me - why have I never heard of a Meyer's lemon - I am not even sure we have them here, but I'll look.!

    1. Sandie,
      I feel as though you will have them because of your location. Some of the other parts of the U.S.,
      may not, but living in Georgia they should make their way to you. Many of them are grown in Florida.

  8. Mmmm.....looks like a good recipe. I'll have to bookmark this to try. I've never heard of a Meyer lemon before.

  9. This sound delightful Jemma! Love Meyer lemons.

    1. Chris,
      You are the best baker and cook around, if anyone could turn a Meyer Lemon into a
      fantastic recipe it would be you!
      I am going to include the link to your site here-you know I adore your recipes.

  10. Your cake looks yummy, Jemma. I don't think I've heard of the Meyer lemon. Don't recall seeing it in the super. Take care. Susan

    1. Thanks Susan, you just might not get them, but if you don't a regular lemon will still make
      this recipe sing!
      Thanks for your visit-

  11. Sounds yummy Jemma. I love lemon! Your teapot is adorable!

    1. Thanks Jann, I feel like you would like this recipe so much!

  12. My husband and I wait all year until the stores here have Meyer lemons. We use most of them in a simple vinaigrette on cucumbers and can't get over the difference they make. Years ago my father had a Meyer lemon tree in his yard in FL and we looked forward to a shoebox shipped to us after Christmas.

    Your pictures are so well done, Jemma! And your cake is beautiful, I can just taste the lemon. I think that lemons and butter are my favorite ingredients in the kitchen!

    1. Oh my Dewena,
      How fortunate were you to receive a gift like this one. I tried making a simple vinaigrette as you suggested for my nightly salad with these tasty lemons and was delighted with the flavor it added.
      Thank you for this culinary tip!

  13. I don't think we get them in our grocery stores up here. The cake sounds just delicious! Worth hunting out those lemons to make it!

    1. After reading your comment and investigating a bit more on the Meyer Lemon, you are correct, Honora-these delicate lemons like Florida! I do think however a regular lemon would still give you great flavor for this recipe.

  14. Hi Jemma,
    I am definitely making this! I love all things lemon. Seriously excited about this one. There is something so cleansing about the smell of lemon. It brightens my mood every time. I'm heading out soon for groceries, and will be adding everything I need for this recipe into my cart. I'll let you know how it goes. xx Nancy

    1. Nancy,
      It is an incredible and easy cake! Please let me know how it turns out for you.
      Foot note here-Sandie made the cake and LOVED it! But I had forgotten to add the 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the recipe-sorry!

  15. I am also a fan of everything lemon. I prefer the flavor of lemon over chocolate.....I will check the supermarket to see if this variety of lemon is there. I not only love the taste of lemon, I love the smell! I can remember back when I was a teenager (dating myself here) there was a shampoo "LEMON UP" that made my hair smell like lemons. Loved that stuff!

    Catching up on my reading today as I was away for a couple of days and then had overnight company.

    1. Linda,
      I love how you mix lemon and chocolate together-yumm:)
      Oh yes, the good old days of lighting hair with lemon juice! Best times ever!

  16. The only thing I couldn't find is the salt. lol

    1. I am so happy you and hubby liked the cake and that you were able to find the spring form pan for such a great price-you savvy shopper!
      Thanks for noticing the lack of salt too-just make the correction to the recipe!


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