Lemon Cake with Candied Lemons


I love when you people send me recipes.  Sometimes I get stuck, and tend to visit the same online sites for inspiration, so new ideas are ALWAYS welcome.  Especially delicious ones, that include butter and sugar (I promise I won't be pregnant for much longer).  A friend of mine (who also happens to be pregnant) sent me this lemon cake and said a chocolate lover declared this the "best cake he's ever eaten."  Well, as a fellow chocolate lover, I knew I had to investigate such a bold statement.  So I took my GOOD butter, eggs and buttermilk from the Hamptons and set off to bake a cake... (why am I talking like a hobbit on some epic adventure).       

Well, I'm still a chocolate girl, but it IS delicious.  Not overly sweet, perfectly moist, with wonderful lemon flavor.  I decided to use this Vanilla Butter Cream frosting, because I thought that the subtle saltiness in it would balance out the sweet, tartness of the lemons.  I was right!  I love being right.  Also, I don't know if the candied lemons on top are necessary, but they sure are purrrty...  


tara said...

I absolutely LOVE lemon cakes.

I can't wait to make this and I loved that you talked like a hobbit because in my mind hobbits probably make really good cakes, right? I mean they love food and drinking as much as I do... if not more.

Wendy said...

I'm sisters with the friend who sent you this, and I got to prepare it for our other sister's birthday cake. Isn't it a great alternative? Like you said, it's not overly sweet at all. I forgot how much I love lemony baked things.

Linda said...

They are lots of green lemons on my tree, so I'll bookmark this one to do next month !!! Sounds yummy!!!

Lauren Brewer said...

So pretty! And looks delicious!


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