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- January 16, 2021 at 7:42 am #596035
This bright and citrusy cake is perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, and all of your coffee dates too!
Meyer Lemon Cake
1 lb Meyer lemons
2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
5 eggs, separated
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tbs Meyer lemon juice
1/2 cup powdered sugar
10 thin slices of Meyer lemon
- Wash the skins of the lemons well, then transfer them to a pot and cover with water. Bring the water to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for a half hour.
- Transfer the lemons to a bowl of ice water to cool them.
- When they are cool enough to handle, cut the lemons open and remove the seeds, saving everything else. The insides of the lemons retain heat, so cut each lemon in half and let the cut lemons sit in a bowl for 10 to 15 min. They should then be cool enough to remove the seeds by hand. Do this over the bowl so none of the juice is lost.
- Once the lemons have been de-seeded, put them into a food processor or blender and purée them until they are smooth, like pudding or lemon curd. Set the purée aside.
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Butter and flour a 9-inch spring-form pan.
- In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites to form stiff peaks, then set them aside.
- Combine the almond flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine the egg yolks and sugar and beat until the mixture is pale yellow.
- Stir in the lemon purée and almond extract.
- Add the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
- Finally, fold in the egg whites.
- Spread the batter into the greased springform pan.
- Bake for 50 to 60 min, or until the sides of the cake pull away from the pan and a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake.
- As the cake cools, mix up a glaze by whisking together the Meyer lemon juice and the confectioner’s sugar.
- Spread the glaze evenly on top of the cake while the cake is barely warm.
- Blanch the Meyer lemon slices for 2 to 3 min in boiling water then dunk them into ice water to stop the cooking.
- Cut each slice in half and arrange them on top of the glaze. This cake is moist, and just sweet enough to be a satisfying dessert while still showcasing the tartness of the lemons. Serves 8
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