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Best Lemon Cake

WandererLA Nov 15, 2006 08:53 PM

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.


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  1. davinagr RE: WandererLA Nov 15, 2006 09:34 PM

    I like Miss Grace Lemon Cake, there's a location in Encino.

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      eartha RE: WandererLA Nov 16, 2006 04:59 AM

      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.

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        compucook RE: WandererLA Nov 16, 2006 06:11 AM

        Miss Grace is very good, but probably more then $22 a cake. Costco's is moist and acceptable,but to me has a fake lemon taste. I have an easy recipe that you make one day ahead. It calls for a boxed mix, lemon jello and real lemon juice. Let me know if you want it.

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          davinagr RE: compucook Nov 16, 2006 02:36 PM

          Compucook I'm in, I'm a lemon junkie, would love the recipe.

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          compucook RE: WandererLA Nov 16, 2006 04:14 PM


          1 Box Duncan Hines Lemon Cake
          3/4 Cup Water
          3/4 Cup Oil
          1 Box Lemon Jello
          4 Eggs

          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!

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            beatle9 RE: WandererLA Nov 17, 2006 12:10 AM

            I highly recommend the lemon cake at Sweet Lady Jane if you want to really splurge (a full cake costs about $50).

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              AnnieAmie RE: WandererLA May 22, 2009 01:08 PM

              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!

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                bulavinaka RE: WandererLA May 22, 2009 01:48 PM

                Jamaica's Cakes on Pico in West LA.

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