Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake


Sometimes, you find a recipe that you just know you have to try! That's what happened when I found Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake. I was craving spring flavors and truth be told, I had never had a Meyer Lemon before. I have read many recipe's calling for them, I see them at the co-op, but I had never actually tried one before. This was the time to finally try them!

The coffee cake was delicious. LOTS of struesel. If you love struesel, then this is a recipe you have to try! I do love the Meyer Lemons. I will be trying them again in my next lemon recipe.

Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake (Source: Bake, Run, Live.  Adapted from: Martha Stewart)

Streusel Topping:
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter

2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons Meyer lemon zest (you will need 4 to 5 lemons)
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup Greek yogurt

1 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice

Struesel Directions:
In medium-sized bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, and salt. Cut in the butter until it resembles small pebbles. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Cake Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter or grease a 9-inch angel food cake pan, set aside.
Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, and lemon zest. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in the eggs, one at a time, and then the vanilla. Scrape down the sides of bowl. On low speed, add the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the Greek yogurt.

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.  Sprinkle the chilled streusel evenly over the batter. Bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center, comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, run a knife along all the edges of the pan. Remove the outer ring and let cool completely. To remove cake from bottom of pan, run a knife along the center tube, then gently slide two large wide spatulas between cake and pan. Carefully lift from pan, and let cool on rack.

Glaze Directions
Shortly before serving, whisk together the powdered sugar and the Meyer lemon juice, in a small bowl. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake and let it set for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

Printable Recipe

Sharing this at:
Thursdays Treasures 
What'd You Do This Weekend?
The Weekend re-Treat 
Foodie Friends Friday 
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From the Farm Blog Hop
Pin Me Linky Party
Scrumptious Sundays 
Finding the Pretty & Delicious
Clever Chicks Blog Hop
In and Out of the Kitchen Link  
Wednesday Extravaganza 
Tuesday's Table


  1. This looks so good and I love the flavor of citrus.

  2. I love anything with Meyer Lemons. I am growing them and always on the lookout for something new to do with them. Glad to have seen this at Thursday's Treasures. I hope you'll share at my weekly party: Best wishes for tasty dishes this week!

  3. I love this recipe! In fact I made it also! Wasn't it just great? Thanks for sharing this at the Summertime Facebook party! I am happy you shared!

    Cynthia at

  4. Ok, so I've always wanted to try meyer lemons and I love streusel, so this sounds like the perfect recipe for me! It looks sooooo delicious!

  5. I love this recipe with the meyer lemons. It gives the coffeecake a beautiful yellow color and looks so moist. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

  6. This sounds wonderful, I'm always looking for new Meyer lemon recipes and will have to try this one!

  7. I love Meyer Lemons and I love coffee cake~ This is the perfect recipe for me:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  8. This looks absolutely delicious! Had to pin. :) -Kelly @ Mostly Homemade Mom

  9. This looks great, I love how the crumb is so yellow. I wish we could get meyer lemons here in the UK. I'd love to try them. I found your blog on The Weekend Re-treat over at The Best Blog Recipes.

  10. This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I am going to have to try this recipe when I can find Meyer Lemons again. Pinning it to my recipes that caught my attention on FFF

  11. I love Meyer Lemons. We've got a Meyer Lemon tree in our yard that produces tons of them, and I'm always on the lookout for a new recipe - yours looks fantastic! I'd love for you to bring it to Tuesday's Table -

  12. Lemon is so delicious! Found you on Tuesday's Table :)

    We'd love to have you link up at our 1st SUPER SUNDAY Linky Party, stop on over:

    Not Your Average Super Moms!

  13. You had me at "lemon." :) Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  14. One of the most favorite cakes I remember from childhood was the lemon drizzle cake my gram made -- and this is about the same recipe! So happy because I never found anything this close to her recipe!