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Lemon Meringue Cake

Lemon Meringue Cake

Lemon Meringue Cake is one of my all time favorite cakes.

I love just about anything lemon, but I especially love lemon meringue pie. I also love lemon cake. This recipe combines my love of lemon pie and lemon cake  into one dessert.

I have made this many times over the years and although it has several steps, it is actually a very easy, yet impressive dessert to make.

I had this cake for the first time at a friends house in Oregon, but the recipe originally came from an old Taste of Home Magazine. You know how much I love Taste of Home recipes, so it is no wonder that this recipe is one I love.

Lemon Meringue Cake

This cake works anytime of year, but it is a perfect cake for spring.

For my gluten free readers I posted in my allergy site how I adapted this to be gluten free recently.

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  1. This looks so good! I love lemon! My birthday cake every year is lemon. 🙂

  2. My husband would LOVE this cake!! (And I would, too!)
    I just might have to head to the grocery store, pick up a few things and surprise him for Easter.
    Thanks for sharing this!

  3. YUM! I love lemon anything, and combining pie and cake ~ genius;-) after I cooked the cake part and it cooled, I put it into a glass pie/tart pan and put That on the cookie sheet to make it easier to serve. It’s wonderful and would make a lovely Easter dessert! thanks for the recipe:)

  4. I love lemon too!!! This looks yummy!

  5. This looks so good but I think I will use a cake mix. Nice Spring time dessert. Thanks.

  6. So obvious, and yet I never heard of such a thing before! A perfect spring or summertime cake! Thank you for sharing!

  7. I am in the process of making this for tomorrow’s family dinner. I am doubling it and making it in a 9×13 cake pan though, as my round cake pans are missing 🙁 Thank you for sharing .

  8. Made this for our Easter (2011) dessert! Boy oh boy, was my family thrilled! My meringue turned out about twice as high as your pictures and it was definitely a huge hit. Beautiful, beautiful dessert!

    • @Tami, Tami, I am so glad that your family liked it and that it turned out so well for you. I agree it is a beautiful and impressive dessert that is really not that hard to make.

  9. I made this cake along with a chocolate chip cookie cake for my husband’s birthday–it was ridiculously popular! I was thrilled at how beautiful it came out; I have never made meringue before, so I was a little nervous, but it was amazing! Next time I’m doubling the cake & filling and making this a 2-layer!

    • @Tanya, Thanks for letting me know how much you enjoyed the cake. It really is an easy and impressive dessert to make. And a two layer one would be really good!

  10. Lynn! I made this yesterday and it was fabulous thank you! You instructions were brilliantly clear, and its such a pretty little cake. I blogged about it this morning and will put the link below. If there is anything about the post you are not happy with I will of course change it 🙂 Thank you for a lovely recipe indeed



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