Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Best Lemon Cake Recipe

This pregnancy has had me craving foods I have absolutely never liked and never even imagined liking. I have never (before) liked lemons nor spicy foods. While pregnant,

  • I have called my Dad to ask him to please bring me a 2liter lemonade because I couldn't drink anything else ---since it didn't taste like lemons!
  • I've asked my Hubby to freeze water with lemons,
  • We've bought more lemons for salads and meals than I could count! 
  • I have ordered buffalo chicken wings several times and not find it very spicy,
  • And I have also used dijon mustard generously in my sandwiches.  
My Hubby is hoping I will, at least, like lemons after Baby # 2 is born. We shall see what happens in a about two months. (Can you guess what we're having because of these cravings!!!???)

SOOO when I found this AMAZING Lemon Cake recipe over at Make-a-Cake Series, I immediately showed it to my Hubby so he could make it for me. Yay, how lucky am I? :-)  

Want to see how he  made it?

1. We got a lemon cake mix at the store and added lemon zest to it.

2. Mix it real well. 
3. Bake the cake according to the directions on the box. 
4. Once it COOLS, add the lemon curd - we used Martha Steward's recipe for it.  
Let me tell you, this was my FAVORITE part of the cake! The curd had such a powerful and strong lemon flavor that really made me wish the cake had more layers of curd. That's how good it was! 

5. Then we put it in the fridge so he could candy the lemons and make some lemon syrup as well.  For this step, you basically slice the lemons, put them in the pot with lots of sugar and water.

6. Set the lemons on parchment paper or plastic wrap until they cool down. 

7. Once everything has cool down, make the frosting for the cake. My hubby used cool whip cream for the frosting.

8. Top it with the lemon candy.

9. Enjoy!


  1. lol. you are too adorable with your prego cravings!

  2. I love that you have a baker for a hubby. Mine loves to cook but not bake. Thanks for following Mommy Time Out

  3. Funny how tastes change when your pregnant. Yummy looking cake!

  4. Looks awesome...oh, and you should totally change the name of your blog to He Cooks, I Eat - catchy!

  5. Hi, Thank you for stopping by our blog. I'm following you back.

    The cake looks great!!!!

    Have a blessed week.

  6. Thanks for stopping by! That lemon cake looks soo GOOD!

  7. What a beautiful and tasty cake. I also craved very spicy food while pregnant as well as milk, bread, and pasta.

  8. I just made a vanilla cake this month with lemon curd, and lemon butter icing. I know exactly what you mean about having more layers for the curd! I contemplated a homemade whipped cream topping. Darn that looks good.

  9. Hmm...mm... this cake looks so very tempting! Thanks for sharing.