Friday, February 19, 2010

Lemon Cake

This is exactly what it looks like - another Barefoot Contessa recipe! I've been on a roll with her lately. This lemon cake turned out wonderfully delicious but I think it would have been even more delectable if I had not made one slightly major foible. I failed to notice that not all the sugar was supposed to go into the cake - some of it was to be reserved for the lemon syrup that is poured over the cake while still warm. Well, since I had already put more than the required amount of sugar in the batter, I thought I'd leave off the syrup, fearing that it would be too sweet. With every bite, I kept imagining what it would be like with that moist, extra lemony syrup layer at the top of the cake. So while it was good, I'll read the recipe more carefully before I start baking next time.

Try the Barefoot Contessa's Lemon Cake here: Lemon Cake Recipe


  1. It still looks incredibly yummy! I wish you could pass me a slice as I finish up my morning coffee. :)

  2. Oh, I love lemon cake. ...and with lemon syrup over it--YUM! This looks very pretty! Thanks for posting it.