My friend Molly loves lemon cake and I have to admit that the right lemon drizzle dessert will awaken a feeling of summer frivolity in my own taste buds. So here I am on the Friday of my birthday weekend and I am craving a slice of birthday cake. Yes, birthday cake tastes differently from everyday cake. I don’t know exactly, maybe the wish makes it magical, but it definitely is a different kind of cake then everyday cake. And lemon birthday cake would be magical and summery… The last time I baked a birthday lemon cake was for my friend Alex and it was in the shape of a sandcastle. That was a good cake. I actually lightly buttered the pan and instead of flour used cinnamon in the mould so the darker edges would look like wet sand. My pan was from Williams-Sonoma, but it’s still available for $29.95 from Amazon.com, £32.25 from Amazon.co.uk, and $32 plus S&H from Nordic Ware.
So, I went searching online for recipes to make my mouth water and here’s what I found. I’ll check back after the big birthday weekend with the result and let you know which I tried and how the baking worked out.
Lemon Mascarpone Layer Cake from Pathani Khan
Lemon Explosion: Lemon Sponge Cake with Lemon Curd Filling & Cream Cheese Frosting from The Baking Barrister
Lemon Layer Cake from BlindDonut
Lemon Baked Goods from Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen
Sweet Lemon Cupcakes from Williams-Sonoma
Moist Lemon Cake from Odlums
Moroccan Lemon Cake from Belina Garcia
Tangy Lemon Cake from Odlums
Mary Ann Cake with Lemon Curd and Blueberries from Williams-Sonoma
Not quite lemon cake, but definite lemon-y goodness…
Limoncello Thumbprint Cookies from Local Lemons
Best Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze from Steamy Kitchen