Meyer Lemon Snack Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting #SundaySupper

Happy Easter!!!

Today is another edition of #SundaySupper.  Since today is not only Easter it’s also Lemons and Oranges Day!  So to celebrate Mother’s Nature beautiful citrus fruit, we had to make a dish with what else lemons or oranges.  Today’s dish is a fabulous snack cake made with Meyer Lemons that my friend Marty gave me.  I couldn’t believe how wonderful a Meyer Lemon tasted!  It is so sweet!!  Yes a sweet lemon!  Crazy!!  But it’s so good and because it’s so sweet I cut back on the sugar in my recipe!  Yah!!  Oh and today’s recipe is a Meyer Lemon Snack Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.

Meyer Lemon Snack Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

This cake is so light and fluffy and has the most wonderful lemon taste and then topping it with a cream cheese frosting that has fresh Meyer lemon juice in it, oh man!  I was totally licking the bowl on this one.  I was pretty impressed on how light the cake was considering I didn’t use any oil in it, but I did use vanilla yogurt which adds a nice moisture to it!

Meyer Lemon Snack Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

This recipe makes 12 nice slices of cake and to top it, it’s guilt-free!  A slice of cake with frosting is only 137 calories!  Which is so perfect!!  I brought this dish to work and I was surprised on how much of a hit it was.  I wasn’t sure how it would go over considering I made it on a Saturday night and took it to work on Monday.  I did ask my pals on Facebook on how to store the cake.  I didn’t know if I could keep it out or put it in the refrigerator.   They said to put it in the refrigerator,  but it will affect the texture of the cake, but your safe to know the frosting, being dairy, wouldn’t make anyone sick.  I’d rather be safe then sorry!  After taking it out of the refrigerator,  about an hour on the counter the cake turned out perfect.  It wasn’t quite as light as the day I made it, but it was still very good and was eaten up pretty quick!!  So if you do make it or make anything with a cream cheese frosting, be sure to refrigerate it!  Or leave the cake out and put the frosting in the refrigerator and frost your cake when your ready to serve it!!

 

Meyer Lemon Snack Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Meyer Lemon Snack Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 12 Slices
  • Serving size: 1 Slice
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
A light, healthy lemon flavor cake topped with a lemon cream cheese frosting.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp freshly grated meyer lemon zest
  • ¼ cup margarine, melted (I used Brumble and Brown)
  • ¼ cup vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup non-fat milk
  • Frosting:
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese, ⅓ less fat
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ tbsp meyer lemon juice (juice of half a lemon)
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray an 8 x 8 pan with cooking spray; set a side.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine egg and lemon zest. Add melted margarine, yogurt and milk; mix well.
  5. Add flour mixture to egg mixture and stir until combined.
  6. Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  7. In a large bowl add cream cheese, 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, vanilla extract, 1½ tablespoons lemon juice and lemon zest and beat until light and creamed; about 3 minutes. Spread frosting over cooled cake. Top each serving with lemon zest, if desired.
Notes
Calorie per slice: 137, Fat: 4.4, Cholesterol: 22.6, Sodium: 242, Potassium: 20.8, Carbs: 21.9, Fiber: 1.4, Sugar: 11.7, Protein: 3.3

Meyer Lemon Snack Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

This cake not only makes a wonderful Snack Cake it would be perfect to whip together for your Easter brunch or breakfast!  I think any lemon fan will love this cake!  Oh and one last thing, if you can get your hands on some Meyer Lemons, you must get them.  They are so much better than a traditional lemons, however I am a huge lemon fan!  I use a lemon everyday for the past year!  I use it in my water, which is great to detox for the kidneys and it helps the metabolize the fat.  Yes, please!  I love anything that helps get rid of fat!  lol  This is just another reason why I love lemons.  As a kid I used to eat them raw!  I’d peel them like an orange and eat away!  I know I was a weird kid!  :)

I hope you have a wonderful Easter or a great Lemons and Oranges Day!  Be sure to check out what other citrus dishes that the #SundaySupper has made!

Toodles,

Jennifer

Meyer Lemon Snack Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

 

 

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Comments

  1. samantha says:

    I was wondering, if you don’t have pastry flour, would regular whole wheat flour be okay instead? This looks so good!! I absolutely love lemon.

  2. Now this is my idea of a snack cake! Lovely!

  3. I love how light this is!

  4. Another winner! I love the props with the blue and yellow…makes your pictures just pull together so nicely. Your cake sounds heavenly too!

  5. Sounds soooo good! Yummmm! I could go for some right now!

  6. I’m digging the light and airy texture (it looks that way in the photos). So nice for a treat when you want something sweet but not heavy. A keeper recipe!

  7. Under 140 calories?! Amazing! That means 2 pieces is acceptable right?

  8. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    Only 137 calories including cream cheese frosting… love it!!! What a great recipe, and love the colors in the fabrics in these pics- just plain pretty!

  9. Since it has some whole wheat flour in it then it is good for me right? 😉 But seriously this does sound amazing, not sure I could stop at one square

  10. A snack cake with a little bit of everything that I love! Lemon, especially meyer, whole wheat flour and yogurt, such a wonderful recipe.

  11. Mmmm, this time of year, I simply crave citrus. Your cake looks perfect!

  12. Love the yogurt in this, looks so moist!

  13. Seriously yummy cake. I love meyer lemons way too much. This is perfection.

  14. I’ll try it with vanilla yogurt as well. It sounds so good, and another plus that it’s not many calories 😀

  15. Wow Jennifer, this snack cake looks divine! It’s so moist ‘n fluffy, and that cream cheese frosting is to die for. I can’t believe there are so few calories in there – it’s practically health food! 😉

  16. Jennifer, my mouth is watering! I absolutely love any thing lemon…and cream cheese! Pinning on my Lemon Board! (=

  17. Wow! First you had me with the chocolate and coconut desserts and now with the lemon! I just LOVE all things lemon!!!!! Perfect for Springtime!!!!! :)

  18. sounds really yummy! I’m glad storing it in the fridge worked out for you! :)

  19. yummm ! looks lovely !

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