Lemon Meringue Cake

Lemon Meringue Cake

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Patsy Mills

By
@CookinDiva45

Delicious, surprising variation on lemon meringue pie!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
6-8
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1
    egg
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/3 c
    milk
  • ·
    filling:
  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 1/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    water
  • 2
    egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 c
    lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1/2 tsp
    grated lemon peel
  • ·
    meringue
  • 4
    egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1/2 c
    sugar

How to Make Lemon Meringue Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. First 8 ingredients are for cake. In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and egg yolks; mix well. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour and baking powder; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 9-in. round baking pan. Bake at 350-deg. for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. For filling, combine sugar and flour in a heavy saucepan. Stir in water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil, cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in lemon juice, butter and lemon peel. Cool to room temperature without stirring. Place cake on a baking sheet; spook filling on top of cake to within 1/2-inch of edge.
  4. For meringue, let egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a small mixing bowl and with clean beaters, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form. Carefully spread over filling, sealing to edges of cake. I begin at the outer edges, fill to middle. Bake at 350-deg. for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Printable Recipe Card

About Lemon Meringue Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtag: #lemon



Leave a Comment

16 Fresh Cucumber Recipes to Try This Summer

16 Fresh Cucumber Recipes to Try This Summer


Since cucumbers are 95% water, they help with hydration and are fantastic to add to your summer menu. They’re not just for tossing into a garden salad or slicing for a snack either. From soups to creamy and marinated salads, dips to drinks, here are 16 fresh cucumber recipes to try this summer.

Recipes for an Easy and Tasty Family Picnic

Recipes for an Easy and Tasty Family Picnic


Looking for an activity to do with the family? Have a picnic! Whether it’s in a local park or just in your yard, on a nice summer day take your meal outside. I’ve put together a menu of easy recipes for a family picnic everyone will enjoy. “Hot, humid summers in the heartland call for […]

17 Healthy Summer Dinner Recipes

17 Healthy Summer Dinner Recipes


These light and fresh dinner recipes are perfect for hot summer nights. Full of flavor and easy on your waistline, the entire family is going to love these healthy recipes. Salads, grilled chicken, salmon, and more make for delicious healthy meal options to make this summer.