Meyer Lemon Pound Cake

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by sumu, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. sumu

    sumu In the Brooder

    Jun 27, 2012
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 3/4 cups sugar
    1 cup butter (2 sticks)
    3 large eggs
    3 egg yokes
    2 meyer lemons (zest and juice)
    2 tsp. vanilla extract
    1 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. salt


    1. Preheat oven to 325F.
    2. If you don’t have a non-stick one, grease and flour a 9 x 5 loaf pan.
    3. In a stand mixer, add the sugar and butter. Cream together on medium speed until light and fluffy (3 min). Stop about midway through and scrape down the sides and bottom to make sure all of the butter is being creamed.
    4. Add the whole eggs one at a time to the mixer on low speed. Once all the whole eggs are integrated, add the egg yokes and integrate on slow speed.
    5. Add the meyer lemons’ zest and juice. Mix completely.
    6. Add the vanilla, baking powder and salt. Mix completely.
    7. Add the flour and slowly mix in. The moment all of the flour is integrated stop mixing. You do not want to over mix the batter. It will make the cake tough by creating too much gluten. If you are worried, feel free to add the flour 1/2 cup at time while hand folding the flour into the batter.
    8. Pour the batter into your loaf pan. Place in oven and bake for 75-80 min. When the cake is done, toothpick should pull clean from the center.
    9. Let cool for 15 min. Turn out onto a plate, slice and serve!

  2. ArmFarm

    ArmFarm In the Brooder

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sounds great! Do you have lemon trees? My neighbor has a good many in pots and I get fresh lemons now and then. It is amazing the difference between the fresh and grocery store.
  3. sumu

    sumu In the Brooder

    Jun 27, 2012
    Sadly, no. I live in Michigan, so no lemon trees. I was introduced to them when I lived in California years ago and have loved them ever since. I had an indoor Meyer lemon that was divine, but it died a few years ago. Since then, I find them in the grocery stores, though you are right - they don't taste anything like the ones off the tree.'s better than nothing!
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I just picked up a bag of lemons from DH's grandmother from their tree. (we are too cold for lemons)I plan on lemon pound cake, lemon bars and anything else lemon I can think of to make.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2013
  5. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Songster

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    That sounds yummy. I have 2 Meyer lemon trees. They are the best! I would grow those trees just for the fragrance alone but glad they make nice lemons. The fragrance is better than the best jasmine and they have pretty large purple buds that open into white blossoms.

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