For my birthday last Saturday I chose Lady Bird Johnson's Famous Lemon Cake. My partner re-engineered the recipe and gave Lady Bird a new interpretation. The result was a sweet cake with the wonderful taste of fresh fruit. In addition to lemon, he added lime and tangelo to the cake and frosting.
Play-by-Play: It started with a mistake. Jeff accidentally added lime rind and juice to the cake batter instead of lemon. That gave him the idea to use lemon and tangelo juice plus rind to the frosting. The cake can either be three layer or bundt style. He chose three layers. The frosting was doubled but he could have used more.
Over the top touch: Jeff got the brilliant idea to place the flesh of tangelos on top on the icing between cake layers. To make it citrus-proof he also added frosting to the bottom of the layer going on top of the tangelo flesh.
Result: Lady Bird never tasted so good. This was like a fruit pie but cake style.
What's your favorite cake?
(Weekend Cooking is hosted by Beth Fish Reads).