Best Lemon Cake
I need to get a lemon cake for someone's b-day party in a few weeks.
Any recommendations on where I can get one that won't cost me a fortune and is really good? I'm not really a lemon cake eater so I have no leads.
Costco has a very good lemon cake, made with real lemon bits in the batter and a lemony topping. Quite large. I think it's $6.99. Got this for a potluck at church and it was gone so fast I didn't have time to save a piece to take home. Excellent moist lemon taste.
MIRIAMS' LEMON CAKE
1 Box Duncan Hines Lemon Cake
3/4 Cup Water
3/4 Cup Oil
1 Box Lemon Jello
Combine above ingredients.
Beat for 4-5 minutes.
Grease & flour Bundt Pan.
Bake for 50-55 minutes @350 degrees.
Allow cake to cool slightly and remove from pan.
Poke 40-50 holes in top & sides of cake with long toothpick.
Glaze: 1/3 Cup Fresh/Bottled Lemon Juice
2/3 Cup Powdered Sugar
Mix well. Brush into top and sides of cake.
Wrap well in tin foil & freeze for at least 24 hours.
Slice thin while frozen or defrost and serve. It's always a winner!
I highly recommend the lemon cake at Sweet Lady Jane if you want to really splurge (a full cake costs about $50).
Vons Markets actually make fairly good cakes. I was extremely impressed with a half-sheet cake that I ordered for a birthday celebration. Not only was the frosting and lemon layer excellent but the cake itself was light and rich like a cake from Hanson's Bakery. You can order any kind of cake you like at any Von's for a decent price. I paid under $35.00 for a three layer 1/2 sheet cake which beats out any privately owned bakery. The picture is the cake I ordered. I asked for pale pink decorations and asked them to write only "Happy Birthday" on the cake. It was gorgeous and tasted great!