Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Particular Joys of Lemon Cake (and Chocolate Icing!)

I guess I've been on a bit of a cake baking tear around here lately. This chocolate confection was created for our latest book club meeting in honor of "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake". Since it played the title role in the book, I figured I'd better do it right.

I did cheat and use cake mix again this time. I used 2 boxes of yellow cake mix, to which I added the zest and juice of three lemons. I made four layers and decadent chocolate icing with 2 sticks of butter 3 or 4 cups of powdered sugar, 1 1/2 cups cocoa, 1 cup melted chocolate chips and a bit of whipping cream for good measure.

Have you baked anything fun lately?


ArtSnark said...

Never thought to pair chocolate & lemon...interesting.

Made alphabet biscuits with the 6 yr old. Make biscuits as usual. Reserve some dough. Roll & shape extra into letters & put on top of biscuits. Then bake. Big hit with kids

Momma D said...

Wow, that cake looks truly devine.

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