Lemon Cake Help!

Decorating By LucyintheSky Updated 10 Jul 2009 , 2:51pm by BakeLoveMom

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LucyintheSky Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 2:34pm
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I've never made lemon cake before, so I'm in need of some advice. I use a commercial "yellow" cake mix that I normally add vanilla to for flavor. Can I add lemon flavor in place of the vanilla to make it a lemon cake? Also, if this works, would you use lemon extract that you just buy in the grocery store?? And how much? I don't want to go overboard and end up with a "puckery lemon" cake! Thanks so much!!

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Kimmers971 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 2:41pm
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Boxed lemon cake mixes are very good, personally I use DH and add a teaspoon of lemon extract to enhance the flavor.

Good Luck!

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CakeandDazzle Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 2:41pm
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Here is a couple WASC varations from the gourmet flavors posting...

Lemon Cake - MacsMom's variation
1 lemon + 1 white cake mix

2 c cake flour

2 c - minus 2tbls - sugar

1 ½ t salt

1 t baking soda

1 1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate

1 1/3 cup water

2 c sour cream

8 egg whites

¼ c oil

1 T Princess Emulsion

** ¼ c poppy seeds + 1 t almond extract, optional.

Lemon Cake (1/2 Recipe) - Dandelion56602
1/2 Fr. Vanilla Mix
1/2 Lemon Mix
1 C AP Flour
1 C Sugar
3/4 tsp Salt
3 Eggs
1/2 box Lemon Pudding
Juice of 2 Lemons + water to equal 1 1/3 C
Zest 2 Lemons (abt 2 T)
2 T Oil
8 oz Plain Yogurt
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Princess Emulsion

I only bake from scratch so i have no others suggestions on box mix!

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BakeLoveMom Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 2:51pm
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I also use the DH Lemon Supreme cake mix...I have one customer that she only orders this flavor, I try to get her to try others, but she loves that one,...and she is picky.
I also take one box mix and mix beat in Heavy Cream to make a lemon cream filling. Give it a try, I don't think you will be dissapointed. The two together are fantastic.


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