Thursday, June 22, 2006

Lemony Goodness

I. Made. This. Cake.
I did it, totally from scratch, and all by myself. It was so lucious, light and yummy! It may sound like I'm bragging, but you have to understand, I've never made a cake like THIS before, from scratch. This one is tripple layer white cake, from scratch, with yummy lemon curd type filling made on the stove and refrigerated. Ok, so in my case, it was put in the freezer, then almost frozen because I forgot about it - I had missed the "Let sit in fridge for 1.5 hours before using" component. The icing was unlike any I've ever seen before. It is made by whipping egg whites, sugar, vanilla etc together with an electric mixer, while cooking it over a double-boiler. Crazy! But what comes out is such scooshy, light wonderful icing. I have to say I felt a little like Martha. I think she would brand this cake "A good thing." The best part - it was from the "Cooking Light" cookbook! Excellent.

I LOVED baking this cake. Baking relaxes me at the best of time, but this was so fun. I had a glass of wine and chips and salsa while baking, and it was a whole afternoon - about 3 hours. Love it.

Off to do some more baking I think. I'm going to make some prosphora, do some cleaning and grocery shopping maybe. Read: NOT work, NOT think about stressful things. This stuff is all oddly therepeutic for me.

I'm refusing to post my rants about all the moving/visa/car/etc stress. This is, after all, a place for things I love and sometimes neglect. Stressing about the above is definately not something I love, nor is it something I neglect - it gets all-together too much of my time. So, off I go. Till later...

9 comments:

Kat said...

Could you please post the recipe? Yummy!!

coramie said...

You seem to have mastered the art of baking and relaxing at the same time...and look what you produced!! I am SOOOO impressed!! Congratulations!!

Magnificent M said...

I made the almost same recipe from martha a little while ago! Same cake, same lemon curd, same icing. Very yummy. my version was not light though.

T. said...

Mmm..I had a feeling you would have tried something similar M. I totally thought of you when I made it (because of the lemon-ness of it :-). It's not THAT light. They tried, but... I think it's mostly the cake that was lightened - made with fat free yogurt etc. But yes, mmmm...

Magnificent M said...

what is that on the top, the yellow things? I love that type of icing... the name is escaping me... oh wait, no, its escaping me :-) its soooo white and pretty. its like the perfect white to paint walls with.

Sarah said...

It looks lovely, hon! Great minds must think alike: I baked fruit crisp last night for the very same reason, but then left it in the oven to cool... and forgot about it. I just ate some right now for dessert.

T. said...

The yellow things on top are just lemon sugar candy sliced up. That was my addition. I wanted to get those candies that look like lemons, but couldn't find them. I don't know what the icing is called either. They just call it light and fluffy icing. lol.

Sarah - we need to get together and bake and eat !!

Magdalen said...

Hey there! Thanks for popping by my blog. As I comment-replied, my internet sucks right now, and most of the time can't handle something so complicated as updating my blog. grrgh. Want high-speed.
Miss you! When can I call?

Magnificent M said...

mmm, lemon sugar candy, sounds good!