Rectangular Lemon Layer Cake Anyone?

For a kid-friendly potluck reception, I signed up to bring cake.  How I came to this choice was not a straight path.  The occasion was a potluck reception after a piano recital where my kids were performing.  In thinking about what I could bring for the reception, I put myself in the kids’ shoes.  All […]

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Basics: Lemon Curd

To make a lemon layer cake special, lemon curd spread in between the layers as a filling or mixed into the frosting will do wonders.  It is a lemon, butter, sugar, and egg combination that is cooked until thickened, just like a custard. Lemon curd comes to us from British cuisine, dating back to somewhere […]

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Handy Dandy Hot Milk Lemon Bundt Cake

Lemon Hot Milk Bundt Cake

Here is a vintage cake that has risen up to the top of my pile of go-to coffee/Bundt cakes:  the hot milk cake.  It is like a light pound cake, or perhaps it can be called a sponge cake alternative.  The key to success comes from melted butter mixed in hot milk.  When joined with […]

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Lemon Drizzle Cake (All-in-One Method)

In my baking world, nothing spells Spring more than a lemon cake.  And when it comes to lemon cakes, few top the rustic charm of the British Lemon Drizzle Cake.  I baked a Lemon Drizzle Cranberry Bundt Cake for Christmas, but cheated by using oil instead of butter.  This time around, I wanted to make amends […]

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