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Apr 7, 2008 07:48 AM

Lemon Cake

Hi all,

I am looking for a lemon cake for my wife's upcoming birthday...does anyone know of a bakery that has one? Best location would be Cambridge or Sommerville but Allston/Brighton would also work.


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  1. i don't know if cheesecake is what you'd consider, but my favorite cheesecake at the cheesecake factory is the lemon raspberry. I's mainly lemon with a very small amount of raspberry on it.

    1. I have had an awesome lemon cake from Aidens bakery in Brookline. It was a special order for a celebration.

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      1. re: ginnyhw

        What bakery is this? The name doesn't ring a bell and I found nothing via Google, but I'm always interested in a bakery with a good lemon cake.

          1. re: jpcat

            I thought of them, but they don't have anything I'd think of as a "lemon cake" - the closest are a lemon loaf cake or a lemon curd tart.

            1. re: Allstonian

              Yes, I meant Athans Bakery. It was a special order. It was a lemon layer cake. I asked for a cake that wasn't chocolate, had no nuts and no berries and the couple that own it suggested their lemon cake. It was wonderful.

      2. Whole Foods has an awesome lemon cake with raspberry filling - they might be able to make one with a different filling if she doesn't like raspberry.

        1. The Icing on the Cake offers a Lemon Velvet cake that I've only had a taste of, quite a long time ago, but I still remember how good it was so that's saying something! It's described on their site as "Light lemony cake layered with lemon buttercream and raspberry jam "

          Icing On the Cake
          230 Adams St, Newton, MA

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          1. re: Chris VR

            I've never had this particular cake, but I'm a big fan of Icing on the Cake. It replaced Party Favors several years ago as my go-to place for birthday cakes.

          2. Its in Wellesley, but Susu has an amazing lemon cake.