It's the 20th of the month folks, which means I get to revel this months choosen cake by our group, the lovely Cake Slice Bakers.
The group this month, voted for a cake that was super soft and super light. "Lemon Velvet Squares" from our book Great Cakes by Carole Walter sounded like everything an old school tea shop dessert should be, but I didn't want to do them square so I pulled out my bundt pan, popped in the flavoursome batter, watched it rise and puff up like it should do in the oven. Hooray for baking going to plan...
Now I did make some changes to the original recipe in the book... The recipe called for orange rind and orange juice, but we like lemon round these here parts. So I just doubled the lemon requirement and really liked it!
The taste was sublime. So citrus and fresh.
I would have like the batter to be a little wetter, I think it could have done with some buttermilk but it's perfectly ok without.
The lemon sauce I put on it more than makes up for it.
I have to say that this book is growing on me. It's off to a very slow start for sure, but I will say this, this cake is the best so far.
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