Meyer Lemon Welcome Home Cake

Friday, March 25, 2011

In anticipation of Dada's return earlier this week, I decided to make him a special welcome home cake. I've made this Meyer Lemon cake before, but it requires a bit of effort and I've been waiting for a special occasion to warrant the work. For those of you who aren't sure what a Meyer Lemon is, it's a cross between a tangerine and a lemon.

This cake is DIVINE and is so worth the time put into it. Plus, it's by Martha so how could it not be absolute  perfection.

Here is the link to the recipe I used via Martha. I did make a few shortcuts in the process. I skipped making the lemon curd from scratch because Trader Joe's has an amazing ready made one. And I wish I had made more frosting, it didn't quite cover the sides perfectly.

Martha gives instructions for how to make this cake for a large event so here are the amounts that I made for this 9 inch round layer cake.  I made 1 recipe of the cake batter,  1 recipe lemon simple syrup, 1 recipe swiss meringue buttercream but wish I had doubled the recipe, cheated and bought the lemon curd, and I candied 3 Meyer Lemons.

Definitely make the candied Meyer Lemons, they were insanely delicious and absolutely beautiful. The whole cake took about 8 smallish Meyer Lemons, which are currently being sold at Costco in California.

I'll be back next week with a tutorial and free download on how to make your own welcome home mini pennant banner. And now, I'm off to make marshmallows for a baby shower for Marla, who is finally having a girl, yay!!!

Have a fabulous weekend! XO


    Amanda said...

    Looks delicious. Welcome home to your hubby and Charley & Quinne's Dada!

    Pretty Domestic said...

    Love the mini cake topper banner. so cute :)