How Do I Make A Lemon Cake?

Baking By kelbel404 Updated 18 Oct 2009 , 12:16pm by kelbel404

kelbel404 Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 1:48pm
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Hi everyone,

I must apologise for asking what to you all is probably a really stupid question, however I'm new to cake baking and am trying my best to teach myself icon_biggrin.gif
I've offered to make a cake for a friend, they would like a lemon sponge. Can I make my sponge as normal and add lemon zest to the mix? Would this be the best thing to use? Any answers would be greatly appreciated!!! thumbs_up.gif

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bashini Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 1:53pm
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Hi there, no question is stupid. icon_smile.gif Yes, you can add lemon zest to your cake batter and if you are adding any liquid, then you can replace it with lemon juice too. To make it more lemony, make your normal buttercream and add few tablespoons of lemon curd to it. You can add lemon curd until you get the right taste you want. icon_smile.gif

HTH. icon_smile.gif

kelbel404 Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 1:56pm
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You're a star!! Thanks sooo much thumbs_up.gif

kellyanne1981 Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 4:35pm
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lemon curd bc is amazing icon_smile.gif

Sweet_Guys Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 4:39pm
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There is also lemon extract that you can use, too.


Cristi-Tutty Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 5:42pm
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wow this must be delicious!! I love lemon Thank you

kelbel404 Posted 18 Oct 2009 , 12:16pm
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Thanks all I'll give it a go and see how I get on. Thanks again

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