Have you ever had a bite of cake that makes you moan with joy and satisfaction? I know you know what I am talking about. That one bite that throws open its arms of dessert love beckoning to eat more. Telling you that you can’t stop with just one bite, you have to have it all! This is one of those cakes. A Meyer lemon pound cake that will change your life.
I can appreciate a generous slice of chocolate cake, especially if it’s topped with peanut butter frosting. I am cool with a traditional yellow cake and chocolate frosting. But, if you really want to make your way to my heart its with a slice of lemon cake. Citrus desserts makes me weak in the knees and all swoony.
If you visit here regularly you’re probably thinking, “This woman gets all swoony over everything!” And, you know what? You are pretty much right. I love all food, which is why I am a food blogger with a little extra junk in the trunk. Call it an occupational hazard. Which is also why I am busting my tail 4 times a week at Barre class crying for my mama. It’s also why I walked an extra 20 minutes on the treadmill to burn enough calories for a bowl of chocolate Chex with almond milk the other day. Apparently I am motivated by food. So embarrassing!
Meyer lemons are gems because they have a beautiful balance of sweetness and tart. And, in my humble opinion make the best lemon cakes. Keep your eyes peeled next time you’re at the grocery store for Meyer lemons. While I was at the store yesterday, buying toothpaste, I spied with my little eye a beautiful bag of Meyer lemons and had to bring them home. This is my typical MO, walking in for toothpaste leave with fresh produce, lamb chops and French butter.
So, back to this freaking amazing cake! There is meyer lemon everywhere in every inch of this cake. There is zest in the cake, a Meyer lemon syrup and a Meyer lemon glaze. Meyer lemon is literally coming at you from all sides like little bright yellow ninjas. Although bright yellow ninjas would defeat the whole idea of a ninja, but you know what I mean.
Look into the crumb of this cake and its dripping glaze. You know you want some! It’s so tender and soft. Meyer lemon pound cake is perfect for breakfast, brunch or tea time. OMG! This would be amazing with a cup of tea! I think my lid just flipped. Dang it! Now I must have another slice with a cup of tea. Right after I walk for an hour.