Monday, October 25, 2010

Lemon Layer Cake

Last week was Rick's birthday -- I'm married to an old geezer -- he turned 60! --  and he requested a lemon cake.  I scoured my recipe collection, as activity I thoroughly enjoy.  As a matter of fact, I think I enjoy that more than the actual baking.  Anyway, I found a recipe for an orange cake that looked exactly like what I was looking for, except it was orange flavored instead of lemon.

I knew I would probably need to add some additional sugar, because lemon juice is much more tart than orange juice.  Bottom line: I didn't add enough extra sugar.  Rick loved this cake, but it was a tad too tart for me.

I baked two layers and split them.  The filling (the part that needed a bit more sugar) is similar to the filling you would find in a lemon meringue pie.  I used it between each of the layers and on top.  The frosting, which was only applied to the outside, is a simple lemon enhanced butter cream.

It was definitely a pretty cake!


Cindy said...

The cake looks great! My husband is going to turn 50 this year. Did you have a big party for him?

Orion Designs said...

Rick didn't want a big party, so we just had a couple of friends over.

Pricilla said...

The hubby turns 60 in April.

He would love that cake. Lemon curd?
He loves things tart. No comments please.

Jane said...

Ahhh, it looks delicious