Lemon Meringue Cake
Lemon Meringue Cake is a delicious dessert that combines the tanginess of lemon with the sweetness of meringue. It is a popular cake that is enjoyed by people all over the world. This cake is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or just a weekend treat.
The ingredients for Lemon Meringue Cake include:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
For the meringue topping:
4 large egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Here’s how to make Lemon Meringue Cake:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk.
Stir in the lemon juice and zest.
Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
While the cake is baking, make the meringue topping. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
Once the cake is done, remove it from the oven and spread the meringue on top of the cake.
Return the cake to the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the meringue is golden brown.
Let the cake cool completely before slicing and serving.
Lemon Meringue Cake is a classic dessert that is easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser. With its tangy lemon flavor and fluffy meringue topping, this cake is sure to be a hit at any event. Give it a try and see for yourself why Lemon Meringue Cake is such a beloved dessert!