Lemon Cake - Real Juice Or Essence?

Decorating By lucia Updated 23 Jul 2008 , 1:18pm by chloe1979

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lucia Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 12:59pm
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I need to make a Lemon flavoured cake, I have a basic white cake recipe that works and taste great and was just going to add some lemon rind/zest but wasn't sure if I should add real lemon juice or lemon essence.

Thanks in advance for your help - Lucia

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MikeRowesHunny Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 1:15pm
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I sub out 1/4c of the liquid in the recipe (usually buttermilk), for lemon juice and add the rind of 1 lemon per batch. HTH!

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chloe1979 Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 1:18pm
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I usually do a couple tablespoons of lemon juice and the zest of a lemon. My standard response from people is, "I don't normally like lemon cake, but..." and then they stuff their tummies full of it. I also put lemon juice in my buttercream. That sweet-tart flavor is addictive.

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