Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring Flavors

I hope everyone had a nice Easter weekend!   I got to spend a relaxing weekend at home by this beauty...



The fishies were eager to say hi!  Or was that I'm hungry after hibernating all winter?  I'm not sure ;)


I wanted to share with you the dessert I made for Easter--  a Meyer Lemon Lavender Bundt Cake.   I followed Hannah's recipe for the cake, adding in 1T crushed lavender pedals (you could probably use up to 2T, but I ran out).   I made a quick glaze of sifted powdered sugar and more meyer lemon juice/zest (3.5T for 2c sugar).   While the glaze came out a little runnier than I had wanted, it was absolutely delicious.   Everyone seemed to enjoy it, and I couldn't help but go back for a second piece!


Meyer Lemon Lavender Bundt Cake

This was the first time several of the people at our table had tried meyer lemons, but they enjoyed the slightly more complex and less tart flavor.   Have you tried them?   What is your favorite thing to do with them?

ps-  Check out Heather's giveaway for So Delicious!!

27 comments:

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

oooh that cake looks great!

Esi said...

I am obsessed with Meyer lemons as you probably know. Hard to pinpoint one thing I like the most..maybe curd? Love the sound of this cake!

Diana said...

Ohh, that cake looks good!

Lauren said...

I've never cooked or baked with meyer lemons, but I have tasted them in pre-made goodies. YUM!

balancejoyanddelicias said...

beautiful cake! :D Never cooked with meyer lemons, need to try that.

Joanne said...

(This might post twice).

I've never had Meyer lemons before! I really need to get on that.

I love the use of lavendar in this cake...it really dresses it up. Glad to see you had such a fun easter!

Ricki said...

I've never tried meyer lemons (or cooking with edible flowers), but this cake looks fabulous! And beautiful presentation with that perfect glaze. :)

Erica said...

The cake looks just perfect! I would have gone back for seconds too :) I love fruit or fruit flavored desserts... I'm just not much for chocolate!

brandi said...

yum!!! I really want to try baking with lavender. This sounds amazing!

I've actually never been able to find Meyer lemons in the stores here! Sad.

Alisa - frugal foodie said...

That cake looks great! I just tried Meyer lemons for the first time a few weeks ago - quite good.

Kerstin said...

What a gorgeous picture of your cake with that tulip in the background! So perfect for spring :) I've been curious about using lavendar and really want to try baking with it!

Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said...

YUM! That cake looks amazing! I might have to give that a try!! :) Happy Easter Shannon..glad you had such a good time!

Jess said...

I haven't tried Meyer lemons. Do you like them better? The cake is beautiful.

Danica's Daily said...

I LOVE Meyer Lemon anything...especially in cake - looks delish!

5 Star Foodie said...

Wow, meyer lemon and lavender sounds like a fantastic combination! I definitely need to try it!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous. Such a reminder that I need to do more with lavender. It's been just sitting in my fridge when I really should be using it. This sounds like a fantastic use.

I have to admit I've never made anything with meyer lemons, but after my experience with orange confit (which I made a week ago and am posting about shortly) I'd probably do something similar but with the lemons.

elra said...

Oh my goodness Shannon, I'd love to sit down near the pond, watching the fish, and eat a slice of this meyer lemon cake. Life is beautiful!!!!!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I haven't tried them yet! The cake looks scrumptious!

Kelly said...

Those fish are beautiful! I love this gorgeous weather!

Mary said...

Shannon, your cake sounds really lovely. I love to make poached eggs with a light (lower fat) Meyer lemon hollandaise sauce. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Jessie said...

Gorgeous photo! And you Meyer lemon cake looks mouth-watering :) I love Meyer lemons, but I'm pretty boring and usually just make Meyerlemonade with it, or put it on fish. I've gotta bookmark this recipe :)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

when i was pregnant we lived in a house in san diego from the 1920s, complete with huge lemon tree and a small meyer lemon tree. At any given time for 6 mos a year, i kid you not when i say the tree had 50-100 lemons on it at all times!

Mary said...

I am delighted to be one of those at the Easter table tasting the "DEELIGHTFUL meyer lemon cake. It was great and even got a piece to bring home. The food, the company and the serenity of the fish pond made for a perfect Sunday afternoon.

Juliana said...

Wow, the cake sure looks delicious.. Love the pictures :-)

Chef Fresco said...

I just had lavender for the first time last weekend (in a cappuccino none the less)! I'm intrigued by your cake -looks delicious!

Nicole Chow - HealthyChow.com said...

What a beautiful koi pond! Where was this? It looks so exotic, yet tranquil and serene. I've never had/tried a meyer lemon. But, I remember a friend telling me she made string beans for Thanksgiving with a meyer lemon sauce. She said it made all the difference in the world. Now after seeing your bundt cake, I'm dying to try them. Your cake looked so perfect!

Hannah said...

I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed the cake- Your modifications sound wonderful! :)

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