meyer lemon cake


Citrus is one of my favorite things!

and this cake is AMAZING!

I made it in 3 layers as the added height gives presence!

and I love presence!

Meyer lemon cake:

3 c flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 1/2 c sugar

1 c butter, softened

5 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1/4 c meyer lemon juice

3/4 c milk

zest from meyer lemon

In stand mixer add all dry ingredients and blend for a few mins to lighten up. Add softened butter and mix until just mixed. Add vanilla to milk & juice and add a little liquid then egg and rotate ending with milk mixture.

Put in greased & floured cake pans. Bake 350 for 35-45mins

Meyer Lemon Cream Frosting:
1 8 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 stick butter, softened

1 tsp vanilla

1 T orange juice

zest from 1 lemon

4 to 6 c powdered sugar

Cream all ingredients except sugar with mixer and slowly add sugar 1/2 c at a time.

*Clementine, orange, lime any citrus  may be substituted for meyer lemon what ever you have on hand.

ENJOY!! Mama Bird


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