Meyer Lemon Cake

Meyer Lemon Tree
Meyer Lemon Tree

Now that my baby hummingbirds are no more and I don’t have to tip toe around my lemon tree anymore, I have been thinking of ways that I can use up the numerous lemons it still has left on it.

Meyer Lemons
Meyer Lemons

Lemon marmalade~Check

Lemon Marmalade Truffles~Check

Lemon Salt~Check

Lemon Olive Oil~Check

Endless Amounts of Lemonade~Check

I have a few lemon cake recipes that are a staple in my collection but I’m always on the look out for new ones that may come my way.  So when my friend Karen graciously shared some of her lemon cake with me last week, my eyes lit up.  And when she shared her recipe…well!! I then quickly picked some lemons and got started.

I was blown away with the tanginess and moistness of this cake.  I tweaked the recipe just a tiny bit…and I think if you like a strong lemon taste in cakes and baked goods, then you can’t go wrong with this one!

Meyer Lemon Cakes
Meyer Lemon Cakes


4oz butter
2oz sour cream
3 eggs
8oz sugar
8oz self raising flour
1tsp baking powder
about half a cup of lemon juice (according to taste)
zest of one lemon

Cream butter, sour cream  and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time.

Slowly add in flour, baking powder and salt. Then add lemon juice and zest of one lemon.

Butter and flour a pan of your choice and pour the batter in the pan. You can make into cupcakes or use a Bundt pan. I divided my batter into three five inch cake pans.

Place in a cold oven.  Set the oven to 350 degrees and bake for one hour if putting in a Bundt pan.  Check after 45 mins. Allow to cool for 10 minutes and turn out onto a cake platter.

Prepare Lemon Glaze
Prepare Lemon Glaze


juice of a lemon
4oz sugar

In a small bowl, combine the juice of one lemon and ½ cup sugar.

While still warm, drizzle the cake with the lemon glaze and let cool.

Meyer Lemon Cake
Meyer Lemon Cake

Kevin just reminded me that the best way to use meyer lemons is squeezed into a glass of gin…Cin Cin Kevin!!

8 thoughts on “Meyer Lemon Cake”

  1. G- this is an absolute keeper! I *LOVE* the outcome from the changes you made. The original recipe I found on-line and shared with you was okay, but this one, yours, is phenomenal!!! Thank you for sharing!

    1. I just love the pronounced lemon taste in it. Usually you just get the hint of citrus taste. Thank you for sharing it with me! Oh and btw…I did half the recipe, so if you want to bake it in your Bundt Pan, you might want to double the amount.

  2. I used your last lemon today to do a glaze on my cake and those lemons are amazing I want to steal that tree of yours!!! Now back to that cake looks sooo yummy!!!! Must be so tasty and lemony too.

    1. I’m amazed how well the lemons stood the test of time!! Shame citrus trees don’t do very well in Seattle…I know how much you love them. You just have to come here more often 🙂

  3. Wow, that looks lovely, from the photo of the fruit on the tree all the way through.

    As an aside — would you tell us about lemon salt?

    1. Hi Robin, so glad you like the post…love that lemon tree…it is one of the reasons why I love this house:)
      Robin…you would love the lemon salt! It’s very easy to make so how about I make it my next post 🙂

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