The Best Damn Meyer Lemon Cake

The Best Damn Meyer Lemon Cake

The Best Damn Meyer Lemon Cake

Lemon extract, juice, and zest permeate a rich and moist loaf to create what really is is the best damn lemon cake we've ever had.André Baranowski

This recipe accompanied Rita Williams's essay "A Giving Tree" (April 2008). We based this stalwart recipe on one from baking maven Maida Heatter, and we really do think it is the best damn Meyer lemon cake we've ever had. For the best results, use a light-colored metal loaf pan. A dark-colored loaf pan will cause the cake to over brown; while glass or Pyrex loaf pans do not conduct heat as well as metal.