Meyer Lemon Almond Yogurt Cake

Meyer Lemon Almond Yogurt Cake/MyBajaKitchen

It is Meyer lemon season in Baja. These little globes of sunshine are falling from my neighbors’ trees. They are pleasantly fragrant with a sweeter floral lemony taste. They’re delicious in desserts, marinades, salad dressings and drinks.

When in doubt, make a Meyer Lemon Almond Yogurt Cake.

Meyer Lemon Almond Yogurt Cake

Here are just a few recipes I want to try with these precious gems.

Meyer lemon kale salad
Meyer lemon chicken skewers and lemon salsa
Meyer lemon marmalade
Meyer lemon bars of course
Meyer lemon shrimp scampi
Meyer lemon creamy salad dressing

The inspiration for my cake is an old recipe torn out of Whole Living by Martha Stewart. I used my homemade Greek yogurt, fruity Spanish olive oil, almond flour and Mexican Meyer lemons.

Meyer Lemon Almond Yogurt Cake was easy to make. The batter is enough for an 8” round springform or three 6” springform pans. Drizzle with Meyer lemon simple syrup and powdered sugar and top with easy candied lemon slices.

Meyer Lemon Almond Yogurt Cake
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Meyer Lemon Almond Yogurt Cake

Rich moist Meyer lemon cake made with almond flour and yogurt, drizzled with glaze and candied lemons. Perfect for a brunch or garden tea. Bake these in 6” springform pans for a perfect shared dessert for two. 

Servings 6
Author TraceyDelaplain

Ingredients

Dry ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup olive oil More for oiling the pan
  • 1 Cup Flour More for dusting the pan
  • 1/2 Cup Almond flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Wet ingredients

  • 3 Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup Meyer lemon juice
  • 2 Teaspoons Meyer lemon zest
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Sugared lemon glaze

  • 1 Meyer lemon sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine dry ingredients, set aside. Combine eggs and sugar and whisk until frothy. Add remaining wet ingredients and whisk until combined. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and stir just until combined. 

    Pour into three 6” springform pans or one 8” Pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 

    Combine thin lemon slices, seeds removed, sugar and water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer 7 minutes until syrup is thickened and lemons are translucent. Remove lemon slices. Whisk powdered sugar into lemon syrup.

    Allow cake to cool and then top with lemon glaze and lemon slices. 

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10 Ways to Use Fresh Orange Juice/ MyBajaKitchen.com

Oranges are the fruit I most associate with Christmas. We never had much money at Christmas but my Mom always made sure we had a few gifts under the tree and a stocking filled with oranges and whole nuts. Oranges always make me think of her. So when my dinner guests arrived this week, bearing a crate of fresh Mexican oranges as a hostess gift, I was overwhelmed with citrus joy.

Angels come in many forms it seems. My friend, Ceci, could not have known that every time I cut into an orange I would think of my Mom and remember Christmases past.

Now, what to do with a crate of oranges besides making fresh squeezed oj? Let me tell you that oranges do not need to be delegated to breakfast alone. Here are 10 sweet and savory ways to use these vitamin C packed beauties. I’m taking my crate of oranges to Fiesta Friday with our tireless hostess, Angie where you can join our virtual fiesta. Continue reading “When An Amiga Gives You Oranges… Make Magic. How To Use Fresh Orange Juice”