Friday, May 22, 2009

Barefoot Bonus: Lemon Cake

This month's Barefoot Bloggers Bonus recipe was Lemon Cake, chosen by McKenzie of Kenzie’s Kitchen. I love lemons, and this cake is extremely lemony, in a good way.

First, there's lemon zest and lemon juice in the cake itself. Then, while still warm, the cake is brushed with a lemon syrup.

Finally, the cooled cake is glazed with a mixture of powdered sugar and lemon juice. In my case, there's a hint of blood orange juice along with the lemon, tinting the glaze a pale pink.

It's difficult to stop at one piece.

For a morning snack, it can't be beat. This has been 'daughter-approved' and declared almost too lemony. (Is there such a thing?)

Check the Barefoot Blogger site for other opinions.


Megan said...

It looks just like the photo from the book. I'll have to make that this weekend, it will go perfectly with the 15 pounds of fruit I bought today from Costco.

Too lemony? No such thing!

Deb in Hawaii said...

I find it hard to believe something could be too lemony--especially a cake. I really liked this one. Your cake looks great!

karen said...

your cake looks wonderful. i can't wait to try this one. i like lots of lemon so it sounds perfect for me!