Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Lemon Meringue Cake

The minute I saw this cake in the bakers case at Tartine Bakery, I knew I wanted to try it.  Alas, Tartine charges $60 for a cake, and since they are located in San Francisco, it's not exactly an easy trip for my next special occasion.  Luckily for me, my mom bought me the cookbook, and this recipe is first in the cakes section!  

I wanted to make this for my sister-in-law's birthday, but she declined (lame), so it appeared on our Thanksgiving table instead- and it looked magnificent, if I say so myself.

This in one of those looks-complicated-but-is actually-several-easy-recipies-together jobs.  Lemon genoise is soaked with lemon syrup and layered with lemon cream and caramel, then covered in italian meringue and beautifully blow-torched to toasty perfection.

Who doesn't love a recipe that calls for a blow torch??

I won't post the recipe since it isn't mine, but look for it in the Tartine Cookbook.


The Food Librarian said...

Beautiful! I love Tartine and I made this, so many dishes to wash making all the elements. I'm with you - blow torch needed? I'm there. Your cake looks wonderful!!!!

e said...

I adore lemon meringue pie, so this cake would proabably make me very very happy if it were to show up on my table. I'll be seeing you on Friday at the potluck, right?

Jacque said...

I saw that in the Tartine cookbook and thought it looked great. Wow, $60? I'd make it for that, LOL.

Yours looks delish, I'm glad it was enjoyed.

Kits Chow said...

Wow, This has to be the ultimate lemon meringue pie.

I'm trying to get rid of kitchen gadgets but I'm seriously considering adding a blow torch to my collection now.

CECIL said...

I am at awe!! That's just gorgeous! Now I suddenly feel like I need to get myself a blow torch. :D

Mom said...

This case looks as good as it did at Tartine. Bravo Lauren