Lemon Cornmeal Cake with Meyer Lemon Glaze (Bon Appetite)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lemon Cornmeal Cake with Lemon Glaze
Lemon Cornmeal Cake with Meyer Lemon Glaze
and some California Strawberries

When the April 2009 issue of Bon Appétit arrived at the library, I started to salivate (as usual). They have a section on cakes that is just beautiful!

Then, I was going through my way overflowing Google Reader and found that Tracey's Culinary Adventure made the cake! It looked fantastic and I just had to try it out. I've been making the Everyday Food Orange Cornmeal Cake practically every day. I love this one too! You should definitely try both of these recipes!

Lemon Cornmeal Cake with Lemon Glaze

The recipe calls for a crushed blueberry sauce, but I didn't have any and threw on some strawberries instead. The cake was so lemony delicious that it didn't need the sauce at all!

Lemon Cornmeal Cake with Lemon Glaze

Okay, totally off-topic, but I seem to always have one competitive reality show going (no, I'm not talking about Octo-mom's competitive crazy person show - dude, she wins that one). I'm hooked again on the Amazing Race. Did you know that Mike White (screenwriter/actor of School of Rock, Chuck & Buck, The Good Girl) is in it with his 68 year old father? Totally my favorite team. The LA Times had a great article about it - Mike calls himself an "Amazing Race scholar." Sundays at 8 pm on CBS! It's not too late to join in the fun. And the host Phil is just so cute.

Lemon Cornmeal Cake with Lemon Glaze
Lemon Cornmeal Cake with Meyer Lemon Glaze: I give it 4 forks!
You can find the full recipe here on epicurious!
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53 comments:

Irene said... [Reply to comment]

I absolutely love using cornmeal in cakes, scones, pretty much anything. And adding Meyer lemons? Perfection.

Pearl said... [Reply to comment]

oh my gosh - everything you make always looks so flawless!

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

This cake looks picture perfect and utterly delicious.

justJENN said... [Reply to comment]

I worry for Mike's father cause he keeps complaining about his groin. He's never going to make that one mile run to the finish line.

Tracey said... [Reply to comment]

I'm so glad you liked it Mary! Your pictures are gorgeous. I'm hooked on Amazing Race too - Mike and his dad are awesome (though I definitely worry about Mike's dad...).

Susan C said... [Reply to comment]

I'm always looking for more ways to use the Meyer lemons, and this does look lovely.

I should watch Amazing Race just to see that father-son team. They're from Pasadena and I was on the YWCA board with Mike's mom a few years ago.

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

Love the soft crumbs and the frosting.

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

Picture perfect cake!

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

You and your reality shows. Haha, I am totally guilty too although I don't watch AR...I am much more a Real Housewives of OC/NY person.

Oh, the cake! Sounds delicious.

girlichef said... [Reply to comment]

This looks so good...and there's that ever elusive (to me, at least) Meyer Lemon again!

Also, the Amazing Race is my favorite! My husband and I have been trying to figure out where we knew Mike from...thanks!

Audrey said... [Reply to comment]

I've seen a lot of recipes (well not a LOT) for cakes with cornmeal, and have always wanted to try one. I guess it's because I'm on the sweet (northern?) end of the cornbread spectrum. Also, with the lemon, the glaze and the strawberries, this one looks especially appealing. (I know your gorgeous picture has a lot to do with that!) Thank you for posting this!

Karen Brown Letarte said... [Reply to comment]

Your cake looks sooooo delicious! Another one I've got to try! Cornmeal is one of my favorite baking ingredients. It's the secret ingredient in my world-famous lemon chess pie. :)

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

OMG this looks so good!! Can't wait to try it :)

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said... [Reply to comment]

That looks so good! I love anything lemon-y and yours looks perfect!

Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

The cake section of that Bon Appetit is amazing, I'm dying to make every single one of them! Your take on the lemon cornmeal cake is beautiful!

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

Oh yea, that looks so good! I love all of your baking adventures. Everything looks perfect!

Hillary said... [Reply to comment]

Any baked good made with meyer lemon gets my automatic approval :) Have you tried these cookies?

The Bahens said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful cake, and it looks amazingly tasty!

pinkstripes said... [Reply to comment]

Another beautiful cake! It looks delicious.

Carol Peterman said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful! I haven't gotten all the way through my new issue of Bon Appétit, but now I know I will be making this cake.

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

Glad to see it turned out. I was really intrigued by the cake in the magazine as well. It looks beautiful!

Cafe Johnsonia said... [Reply to comment]

And I'm heading into the kitchen to start making this right now! I've been trying to decide what to make all day...because there really is such a dessert shortage around our house and all. :)

Jacque said... [Reply to comment]

I've really grown to like cornmeal in desserts.

This cake looks wonderful... so perfect!

Elyse said... [Reply to comment]

I'm a reality tv fiend, too!! I love Mike and his dad!! My boyfriend is even more hooked on Amazing Race than I am...but, alas, I digress. The point right now is that your cake is making hungry! It looks so delicious!! I'm definitely going to have to get myself some cornmeal to make this!

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

Tell me that you want me to include this in the round up next week? what round up? my meyer lemon mania!!! Consider entering the PEEP contest also.

kellypea said... [Reply to comment]

Absolutely fabulous. Saw this one in the magazine and just knew I'd see it on someone's blog. Bingo! So want this right now.

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

I've had that recipe bookmarked for sometime now - and I am just waiting for an occasion to make it!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

i've never made a corneal cake, but this sounds delicious, and the glaze sounds amazing, too! yummmmmmm!!!

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

I am so excited now to make this cake, it looks great!

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

This is one of the first things I bookmarked when I got this issue in the mail! I haven't gotten around to it yet, but you made it look so delicious! I love that you used strawberries instead of the blueberries.

Debbie said... [Reply to comment]

I have made cornmeal makes and I love them!!

Kerstin said... [Reply to comment]

Oh yum - love the lemon glaze, what a perfect cake for spring!

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

I love how the texture looks in the pictures... sounds like a winner of a recipe!

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

this cake looks gorgeous. I saw this recipe and I want to try it too :) Nice cake

Emily said... [Reply to comment]

Holy smokes, yum. -e

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

i bought bon app this month just for that cakes spread, and i've had my eye on this one, too. yours is gorgeous!!

☾ Ash ♡ said... [Reply to comment]

This looks like an absolutely perfect dessert for Easter :)

Ingrid said... [Reply to comment]

Another great meyer lemon dessert! Thanks, especially as I haven't seen that magazine and probably won't!
~ingrid

andrea matranga said... [Reply to comment]

complimenti hai un bel blog con delle ottime ricette e anche delle foto stupende.

andrea matranga said... [Reply to comment]

scusa non so se ti è arrivato il mio commento????? comunque ti facevo i complimenti per le tue ricette e per le foto

Donna-FFW said... [Reply to comment]

I have to try this cake.. I just wish I could get my hands on Meyer Lemons.. Interesting addition of the cornmeal.. it looks gorgeous!

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

Oo I'll have to check out that issue of Bon Appetit! The cake looks delicious, as your cakes always do!

HoneyB said... [Reply to comment]

This looks awesome! I love the lemon glaze and think the strawberries work just as well as blueberries!

Kerrie said... [Reply to comment]

This was absolutely amazing. Even my husband ate it, and he usually avoids all things lemon. Thanks for posting this. I will definitely make this again

carmencooks said... [Reply to comment]

Ooooh this looks so good. I kind of overlooked this recipe when I flipped through the magazine (haven't had the chance to really read it yet). I'll have to try it out!

April said... [Reply to comment]

Oh gosh, it looks so nice! It would probably be a great spring/summer dessert.

The Blonde Duck said... [Reply to comment]

I didn't know you could use cornmeal in a cake. I'd love to sample a slice!

And I agree with Pearl. Everything you make is exquisite!

How To Eat A Cupcake said... [Reply to comment]

Mmmm those strawberries sure are looking good! Great post!

SUGAR B said... [Reply to comment]

OMG! OMG! OMG!

Girl Japan said... [Reply to comment]

How did I miss this post? I have never tried cornmeal in cakes but gosh... the photos say a MILLION yummy words.

Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

Questo dolce è davvero fantastico!

lyndsay said... [Reply to comment]

i just drooled AGAIN. your posts always make me drool. embarassing. luckily no one's around...!

Angela@spinachtiger said... [Reply to comment]

I have been is the most lemony mood lately. This looks so good. Something I will make for sure.

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