For Abby’s birthday party I made one of the Cake Dr.’s lemon cakes and tinkered with the recipe even more on my own.
Abby loves lemon cake.
So do I.
So does Hubs.
This cake had so much lemon in it, you’d swear you should be puckering. I’ve discovered that if you are using fresh lemon juice and zest, the effect isn’t nearly at potent as you’d think. This cake was bright and refreshing without being too heavily flavored for the hot summer birthday party.
The Lemon Curd was my idea. I spread it between the layers of the nearly cooled 9” layers. I say nearly cooled because I wanted it to melt a bit and absorb into the cake itself, so the layers were still a bit warm to the touch.
I used a basic cream cheese frosting and added 2tsp of lemon juice and 1tsp of lemon zest.
It was a happy, happy cake.
Because I’m so NOT a cake decorator, I used this cool OXO tool to get lemon zest curls from 7 lemons. I spread the curls around the base of the cake and added my sparkler candles.
Let’s look at it some more, shall we?
Isn’t that cute? I’ll explain later about the crazy way this party was thrown together…