by Hari Won
Guys, I'm really feeling sun deprived. We've had some cold, damp, icy weather these days. Followed by more snow. And more rain. And bone chilling cold. You get the idea. I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of spring. Desperate for it in fact! I've decided that since it isn't coming fast enough, I'm going to start welcoming spring in early myself! So I've been posting all things sunny and bright on my Facebook page, and pouring over springtime posts from blogs that I follow, and scouring Instagram for some energizing inspiration. I've even been literally stocking up on cheerful, sun-kissed things for the house. I've got some serious colour cravings happening.
All the more reason to bake this outstanding Flourless Meyer Lemon Meringue Cake. You might say I've gone a bit overboard with Meyer lemon purchases lately, but their bright golden yellow colour just screams happiness to me. They're tart and definitely sweeter than a regular lemon, and they have an almost exotic floral scent. I knew that I would be using some to make a flourless lemon cake, as I've always been completely smitten with Nigella Lawson's Clementine Cake. The idea is similar, in that the whole fruit is included in the recipe. That means the whole Meyer lemon is pureed right into the cake. Four of them in fact.
Well, that's a lot of happiness in there if you ask me.
The best news here friends, is that this cake simply gets better with age. It's incredibly moist and bakes up as if it's been drizzled with a lemony syrup or something. You can top it with a dreamy meringue, like I've done here, or you can serve it with a simple dusting of powdered sugar or a lemon glaze at tea time, all are just as good. Either way, the cake is a snap to make, and the lemon flavour is like a sweet kiss from the sun. Your friends will never believe that it doesn't contain any flour what-so-ever.
Honest to goodness, as I was baking this the other night (for the second time in a week!), the sun came out for just a brief moment. It was shining so brightly through my kitchen window that I couldn't help but feel like Mother Nature was hearing my plea. It felt, for just a few minutes, that spring might soon be on its way.
I hope the sun is shining bright wherever you are!
Preheat oven to 350° and spray a 9 inch springform pan with non stick spray and line the bottom with parchment.
About Hari Won
Hari has been a close friend with Josh since kindergarten. Her place is right around the corner from Josh’s.
She claims they are only friends. Hari also loves to drink. By accident, she tried her first taste of beer in middle school; felt in love with them since then.
Life has been up and down lately for Hari. She and/or other friends often meet up with Josh for a few packs. They may drink through the night, while taking turn to tell their life stories.
Hari received her BS degree in biochemistry from University of Phoenix. She hoped to become a great brewmaster someday...