Harvesting Improved Meyer Lemons today in the dome. The Geodesic biodome always smells amazing from the fresh citrus harvest in my Ohio winter. Can you believe it is winter and we are enjoying fresh citrus? In this post, I share my favorite Lemon Cake Recipe and some tips on growing your own.
Lemon In My Home Garden
I’ve been growing a lemon ‘tree’ in my home garden since 2009. It seems weird calling it a ‘tree’ because it really is the size of a small shrub or plant. With just a little bit of care, you can basically grow these new varieties in any hardiness zone. The most important thing is to protect the tree during cold snap and freezing weather.
I’m going to use them in this yummy recipe for a sweet dessert to celebrate the weekend. Nothing beats the taste of fresh lemons.….. you’ve got to try these in your home garden not only because they are tasty but because it is a beautiful plant to grow.
Lemon Cake Recipe
This has got to be one of the most moist cakes I have ever put together in my home kitchen. The key ingredient to really make this cake dance is the fresh citrus. Below are the basic ingredients you will need for this recipe. You will also want to scroll down on this post to get the complete directions and printable recipe card.
Image of the cake is coming soon... I always get so excited about the gardening involved that I forget to snap a photo before the food is gone. This recipe will be devoured in no time so take your photo FAST!
Lemon Cake Recipe
Prep Time: 8 mins
Cook Time: 20-23 mins
One of my favorite citrus cakes to make year-round. You will love growing your own lemons and creating recipes like this delicious Lemon Cake.
- 1 1/2 cups of unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs,
- 3 cups cake flour *if you do not have cake flour, see note below
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- zest of 2 lemons
- 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
Have you grown citrus in your home garden? I would love to hear from you so be sure to comment on this post feature on my site.
Happy Lemon Farming,
THE CAKE LOOKS GREAT. ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE IS ..WHY SO MUCH SUGAR? I TRY TO BE A LITTLE HEALTHIER. THIS RECIPE CALLS FOR A LOT OF SUGAR & BUTTER.
CAN EACH BE REDUCED?
Good point… I wonder how stevia would do in this recipe instead of all the sugar. I’ll try to experiment with this ideas later this week. Look for a new edit to the recipe soon.
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