Monday, April 16, 2012

TWD: Lemon Loaf Cake

For this round of Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia, we are baking the Lemon Loaf Cake.  A dense, poundcake-ish type cake flavored with lemon zest.  Because there was no lemon juice in the recipe (only the zest),  I ended up make a little lemon glaze to pour over the top, and it definitely helped bring up the zing factor a bit.  Looking at the comments some bakers had made, they found the lemon flavor too mild.....which would probably be the case if you were going to eat this on its own.

I decided to make this cake to bring to our family Easter brunch, and it was a perfect springtime dessert.  We served the cake sliced and topped with some perfectly ripe sliced strawberries and whipped cream.  The cake absorbed some of the juices from the strawberries, but was dense enough that it didn't fall apart with the extra liquid.

To check out the other bakers' results click here.....and for the recipe check out this round's hosts......Truc over at Treats, and Michelle at The Beauty of Life.....and Enjoy!
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15 comments:

  1. Yum! Lemon and strawberries are a great combination. Sounds perfect for Easter.

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  2. I love that you added the strawberrys on top! Im sure it was a hit at Easter!

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  3. Looks lovely! I didn't add stawberries, but I did add glaze and lemon juice, which helped add a little zing.

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  4. Yours looks fantastic, still need to finish mine:)

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  5. Beautiful photo! Fresh strawberries and cream looks like a perfect finish.

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  6. The strawberries definitely throw this into "spring dessert" territory.
    Very nice.

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  7. Definitely perfect for spring and I agree that a little something extra made it better.

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  8. The lemon looks so intense in this cake... so Spring. Please share this on my foodie friday linky today.

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  9. This looks amazing! I wish I could jump through the computer screen and grab a bite. I can smell the aroma of fresh lemons from here...a must try! I found you through sweets for a saturday! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Kristen,
    Your Lemon Load looks awesome, I would just love it. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  11. Yum yum yum! I just finished breakfast and all these recipes are making me hungry again! Thanks so much for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

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  12. This looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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