Lemon Meringue Cake

Recipe by MarieRynr
YIELD: 1 cake




  • For cake, cream together butter and sugar.
  • Beat in egg plus egg yolks.
  • Sift together dry ingredients.
  • Stir vanilla into milk.
  • Add dry ingredients alternately with milk.
  • Mix well and pour into a buttered and floured 9 inch round cake pan.
  • Bake at 350*F for 25 to 30 minutes, til top springs back when lightly touched.
  • REmove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
  • For filling, stir together in top of double boiler, sugar and flour.
  • Stir in egg yolks, water, lemon peel and lemon juice.
  • Cook over simmering water until mixture bubbles and thickens.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Let cool 5 minutes, then stir in butter until melted.
  • Mix well.
  • Let cool completely.
  • For meringue beat together egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
  • Continue to beat while slowly adding sugar, until stiff peaks form and is glossy.
  • To assemble, place cake on oven proof plate, spread with lemon filling then cover completely with meringue.
  • Bake at 350*F until meringue is lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • Serve to some very appreciative friends and family!