Tell me I’m not the only one who is forgetful. It seems like at least once a day I walk into a room and can’t remember why I went in there. I try to chalk it up to having too many things going on in my brain at once, but it’s frustrating nonetheless.
Recently, I bought some lemons for a specific baking purpose. But afterwards, I could not remember why I got them, no matter how desperately I tried. Not wanting them to go to waste, I decided to make the best of it and come up with some way to use them. And that is what brings us to this coffee cake.
This soft-yet-dense coffee cake is bursting with lemon flavor. There’s lemon juice and/or zest in each of the three components of the cake. If you love lemon, then I think you’ll adore this cake!
Added to all that lemon flavor is a good dose of cream cheese. I spread the sweetened cream cheese filling between layers of cake batter to create a distinct line of filling. But if you prefer, you can swirl it with the top layer of cake batter for a little different look.
I’m not much of a coffee drinker, but I would think the flavors of this cake might lend themselves better to a pairing with your favorite tea. It’s also a lovely sweet treat for breakfast or brunch. I’ll gladly take a slice for dessert, too!