Saturday, February 6, 2010

Layered Lemon Cake with Lemon Flavored Buttercream Frosting

I had a friend pay me a great compliment the other day. She said she would love to come and cook with me and try and learn something. I was completely flattered, although I am not a REAL chef, or a master of anything. I can follow any recipe and love to search the web for delicious recipes, but I don't invent things on my own. It is kind of like if I did awesome paint by number pictures, you couldn't really say I was a great artist. Anyway, the compliment was paid and it made my day and so we went to planning and chose two delicious cakes to make. One was a maple, apple, carrot cake with maple flavored frosting. The ingredients made you think it was meant to be a "healthy" dessert. But it didn't come out muffin like or anything. It was like a moist spice cake with a delectable maple cream cheese topping. I'd post a picture, but none of the pictures I took would do it justice. So just let your mouth water and think moist, cream cheese with a hint of real maple flavor. I do have pictures of the layered lemon cake. We made a homemade white cake that was thick and creamy. The batter tasted better than anything from a box. I always make sure I taste the batter of everything I make.

Amanda made the lemon curd filling. We both thought the name lacked in description. This filling was so lemony, it was delicious. There was freshly squeezed lemon juice and grated zest with enough sugar to thicken the glaze.

The lemon filling seemed to be a little thin so we poked holes in the cake so the lemon flavor soaked into the whole cake. Then we frosted it with twice as much buttercream frosting as it suggested. As we frosted, the lemon filling mixed in with the frosting so you could see little specks of yellow on top. It looked delicious.......

And it was delicious......just ask me, I know.


  1. I guess I should make plans to come to Pennsylvania to bake with you... or better yet, why not you and Jim come visit us in Heidelberg??

  2. Wow those look good! Where did you get the recipes?