Lemon Cake

Decorating By sugaah Updated 17 Feb 2009 , 1:01am by cakebaker1957

sugaah Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 12:56am
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I have a cake recipe that is tried and true. It calls for milk and to make lemon flavord would I substitute the milk with lemon juice? I wouldn't add both would I? Please advise soon. Thanks

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Ballymena Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 1:53am
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I wouldn't substitute liquid. Buy a good pure lemon extract, not imitation.

prterrell Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 2:22am
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No, do not use lemon juice in place of the milk. This will alter the acidity of the cake batter and disrupt the balance of the leaveners causing the cake not to rise properly. As Ballymena said, use real lemon extract in place of the cake's regular flavoring. Adding the zest of a lemon or two will also give a nice, strong lemon flavor without altering the cake's chemistry.

sugaah Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 3:44pm
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Thanks - McCormick's brand is imitation and that does not work at all!! Will search for a true extract and use zest. Will try now. Thanks again

Luff Ya
Deborah

VickiG Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 3:58pm
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You can add lemon zest to the batter... this will increase the lemon flavor, along with lemon extract.

Or try searching for a lemon cake recipe that is similar to your own to see what can be substituted.

Good luck.

didi5 Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 8:23pm
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In case it doesn't taste lemony enough, you can also wash it with lemon flavoured syrup.

cas17 Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 8:48pm
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you could use lemon flavored yogurt in place of the milk and add some fresh lemon juice or extract.

cakebaker1957 Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 1:01am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sugaah

Thanks - McCormick's brand is imitation and that does not work at all!! Will search for a true extract and use zest. Will try now. Thanks again

Luff Ya
Deborah



I just made lemon cupcakes with lemon curd and i used fresh lemon juice in my buttercream icing and i used lemon flavoring in my cake mix i used a vanilla cake mix added box of lemon pudding and made it really lemony

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