Is anyone else an impulsive shopper like me?
Come on, admit it… You know you are. You can’t help it, the items are just staring at you saying “Buy me, you need me, you have no space and no reason, but you are going to buy me anyway.”
It happened again last weekend for me at T.J. Maxx, I went in for one item, and walked out with new dish towels and a new toy for the guy. I mean, he needed the toy, we are going on a weekend trip to Bar Harbor, so if we are going to eat lobstah all weekend, he should too.
I do the same thing when grocery shopping, it’s horrible. Oh, this hanger steak is only $5.99 a pound, sure I’ll buy it even though I have 7(!) Omaha Steaks sitting in my freezer. That is how I ended up with a bag of Meyer lemons sitting in my fridge for a month. They were only 2 dollars! I hadn’t worked with them before, so I had to buy them. The hard part was deciding what to make: a curd, a tart, jam, a cake. Oh the choices! So I kept putting it off, until this past weekend when I wanted something sweet to go with breakfast (which happened to be steak and eggs using that hanger steak).
I adapted this recipe from Baking Bites but swapped out the buttermilk for greek yogurt, since I had none on hand. I personally liked the swap and think it made a more delicate and moist cake. You are welcome to use the original recipe or use my swap.
Recipe:Adapted from Baking Bites 3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cups unsalted butter, room temperature 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons Meyer lemon zest (about 4 lemons)
1/2 cup Meyer lemon juice
1/2 cup greek yogurt For the glaze:
2 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice
1 cup confectioners sugar
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10 or 12 cup Bundt pan.
In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of your stand mixer, or in a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time until well combined. Scrape down the sides, then mix in the lemon zest. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture, then the Meyer lemon juice. Mix in an additional third of the flour mixture, then the greek yogurt. Finally add in the remaining flour. Carefully spoon the batter into the prepared Bundt pan.
Bake for 40-45 minutes until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let the cake cool completely and invert onto a cooling rack. In a small bowl whisk together the Meyer lemon juice and confectioners sugar to make the glaze. Place the rack with the cake over parchment paper and pour the glaze evenly over the cake.
Guilty as charged. Except it happens to be with kitchen gadgets. Probably doesn’t help that I work at a specialty cooking store!
Great recipe and I love Meyer Lemons too. 🙂
Oh yes, that’s another one for me too! I’ve tried to calm down with that one, only because I don’t have any room left. I don’t lie when I say I have a little red kitchen!
Lovely recipe. And I what a cute pug!
This looks so good. Nice photos.
I find kitchen gadgets hard to resist but always keep the size of my kitchen (itsy bitsy) in mind. Doggie toys, on the other hand, are overflowing around here! 🙂 What a cutie. Bar Harbor sounds amazing. We’re headed to Kennebunkport and Portland this summer and I can’t wait. Oh, and I want some of this cake, too!
You must and I mean must go to Duckfat in Portland. We stopped there for lunch on the way up and it was AMAZING!!! I’ll have it in my trip recap soon. It’s a Belgian Frites and sandwich shop but they fry everything in DUCK FAT! Duck Fat! Plus they have poutine, what can be better?
TJ Maxx (or equivalent – In Canada I go to HomeSense. Same concept) will do just that each and every single time. Hear the guilt in my tone? Yes, I too have suffered. Especially when it comes to kitchen utensils. But hey, thats where I got my bundt pan to make a bundt cake! LOL! I like your swap, yogurt is an excellent substitution. Lovely cake!
i love meyer lemons, and i love that you turned these into a bundt cake – your cake looks fabulous! i like the addition of the yogurt, i bet this is so moist!
When my friend Joanna and I go shopping we “do the dump.” Before we get to the checkout line we check in with each other: “do I really need this? How many times will I use it? Can I find it cheaper elsewhere?” and then we “dump” what doesn’t make the grade. She once did a Facebook check-in saying that she was at a store with another friend so I texted her, “don’t forget to do the dump!” 😉
I am excited to try this recipe – looks great! The recipe says 1/2 Greek yogart – is it 1/2 cup or 1/2 of 6 oz carton? Could you clarify
Thanks for the catch! It’s 1/2 cup and I’m going to fix it in the recipe now.
Thanks for the recipe. My mom just gave me her bundt cake pan and I’ve been dying to try a recipe. Since it is now citrus season and I didn’t go to the store today I used navel oranges instead of lemons and I used lemon yogurt instead of plan greek. Just used a bit less sugar. And it will be an orange glaze. It’s in the oven as we speak! I can’t wait to try it out. I’ll let you know how it went.
The orange worked out great! Thanks for the recipe. Can’t wait to try it with the lemon.
So happy hear! Thanks for letting me know.
Just made the cake with home grown Meyer lemons. I added some ginger and cut sugar back to 1 cup. I’m making a berry syrup to pour over cake.
Thanks for sharing.
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