Meyer lemons. If you've never had one then you are missing out. These are a fruit that is a hybrid between two citruses: lemons and mandarin oranges. So they aren't quite as acidic as most lemons and are best saved for sweet applications. If you are looking for the fruit then you'll see them appear mostly from November to January. However, this product likes to make its debut when they aren't in season. And that is ok in my books.
Memorial Day has come and gone. What did I bring to my Mom's BBQ? Trader Joe's Meyer Lemon Cake. If someone is taking care of dinner, it is only fair to bring dessert right? If you are heading to a BBQ this summer, then you might want to keep a box of this on the shelf. Let me explain.
Meyer lemons are a really fun and interesting fruit. They aren't available year-round sadly. They seem to be available from November to about March. They make for some amazing baked goods or even in iced desserts. They don't seem to be ideal for squeezing over say seafood because as they taste like a mix of lemon and a mandarin orange.
When I saw this I got a bit excited. Best of all, there are minimal ingredients required to make this. Butter, water, and an egg are all that is required in making this.
Most of the time is truly inactive. You'll spend about 5-10 minutes in actually getting this ready, but most of the time will be spent either baking or cooling this.
The end result is a moist, tender, and citrusy cake. It has a soft texture with sprinklings of orange and lemon peel to reflect the natural flavor of a Meyer lemon.
The icing is just as simple. Mine only needed a tablespoon of water. If you want a thinner frosting, then yes, add extra. What is pictured on the box looks more like a glaze than the icing that I got from the package.
How do you know if something you brought is a success at a party? When you don't have leftovers. And everyone around the table has cleaned their dessert plates.
For $3.29 this is reasonably priced and a worthy item to keep on your shelves. Just keep in mind this is a seasonal item on Trader Joe's shelves.
Here is the visual rundown of what you get if you buy this product:
The box of Trader Joe's Meyer Lemon Cake Mix with Lemon Icing:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare:
Out of the package you get two packages: one icing, one mix:
Before going into the oven (and yes, parchment paper will prevent you from scrubbing those corners of a loaf pan):
After being cooked you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Meyer Lemon Cake Mix with Lemon Icing again. It seemed to be a hit with the crowd that I brought it to.
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Trader Joe's Meyer Lemon Cake Mix with Lemon Icing
Product Name: Trader Joe's Meyer Lemon Cake Mix with Lemon Icing
Product Description: Trader Joe's Meyer Lemon Cake Mix with Lemon Icing is a returning seasonal favorite cake.
Trader Joe's Meyer Lemon Cake Mix is a seasonal favorite on store shelves.
- Trader Joe's Meyer Lemon Cake Mix with Lemon Icing is a very well done seasonal cake mix variety.
- This is seasonal.