Chilebrown at home

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


We have a Meyer lemon tree that my father gifted me close to 25 years ago. It has survived several moves and is producing lots of beautiful lemons. The Meyer lemon is a sweet/tart fruit that tastes wonderful in desserts. Ms. Goofy had a premonition to make a cake with our lemons. “When life gives you lemons, make a pound cake”.

Lemon Pound Cake
5 Meyer lemons
½ cup honey
¼ cup water
1 cinnamon stick
1 ¾ cups sugar
1 cup butter
4 eggs plus 2 yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoons salt
Lemon juice
Confectioner’s sugar

* Grease and flour 9 by 5 loaf pan.
* Thinly slice 2 lemons and place in pan with honey, water, and cinnamon stick. Bring to boil and cook for 2 minutes. Set aside and reserve.
* Beat butter and sugar together. Add eggs slowly to incorporate. Add the zest and juice of 3 lemons. Add flour, salt, baking powder to make a smooth batter.
* Pour ½ of batter into a pan. Place candied lemon slices in center and top with rest of batter. Bake for 55-70 minutes at 325 degrees. A toothpick inserted and removed clean will indicate done
* Mix lemon juice and confectioners sugar to form glaze. Drizzle with glaze.

This cake was delicious. The center with its candied lemons was over the top puckery sweet and yummy. They may call this a pound cake because I could eat the whole thing and probably would gain some sweet pounds. I am glad we have a lot more lemons because I believe Ms. Goofy should make this next weekend. (Hint)


Toons said...

Wow what's not to like? And picturesque too!

Chilebrown said...

James, That cake went quick. It was a treat. Hope to see you next week.

meathenge said...

How come you can put baked sweety love goodies here and I am not allowed! NOT FAIR !!!

Especially since I made a slammin' lemon poppy seed pound cake 2 days ago. It was one of the best things ever !!!!

xo, Biggles

Chilebrown said...

Reverend, It twas not I who baked the sweety love goodies. I did eat most of it.

meathenge said...

Hmmmm, yeah. They go down easy don't they? Oh yes.

xo, Biggles

Lea Ann said...

Ok, I have a stupid question ... don't judge me because as you know, I live in the frozen tundra where Aspen and Pine trees grow. You said it's survived many moves. Is it potted? or planted in the ground and you dig it up?

Anyway, I love the sounds of this cake. I'm a sucker for citrus.