Meyer Lemon Sunflower Oil Coffee Cake

Deb Abbott Meyer Lemon Cake















Another delicious recipe from Deb Abbott, this one is for a Meyer Lemon  Coffee Cake using Kricklewood Farm Sunflower Oil.  Deb is not only a great home chef – she is also a great photographer who takes beautiful shots of the dishes she prepares.


Meyer Lemon Sunflower Oil Coffee Cake
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If you love lemon bars, you will LOVE this coffee cake. Meyer lemons are less acidic and slightly sweeter than the standard lemons found in the grocery store, and provide a perfect balance against the tart lemon curd swirled into this silky batter.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 servings
  • Streusel
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Meyer lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh Meyer lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Cake
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup Kricklewood Farm Sunflower Oil
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1½ teaspoons Meyer lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fresh Meyer lemon juice
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • ¼ cup prepared lemon curd
  • Garnish: confectioners’ sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8-inch round deep cake pan with baking spray with flour.
  2. For streusel: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugars, lemon zest and juice, and salt. Drizzle with melted butter, and stir with a wooden spoon until combined. Crumble with your fingertips until desired consistency is reached.
  3. For cake: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat eggs, sugar, and oil at medium-high speed until thick and pale yellow, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in melted butter and lemon zest and juice until combined.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating just until combined. Stir in sour cream. Pour three-fourths of batter into prepared pan. Spread with lemon curd, and top with remaining batter, smoothing top with an offset spatula. Sprinkle with streusel.
  5. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes. Run a sharp knife around edges of cake to loosen sides. Invert onto a plate, and then invert again onto a wire rack. Let cool completely. Garnish with confectioners’ sugar, if desired.


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