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Lemon Cake

Scott_S Apr 7, 2008 07:48 AM

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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    catsmeow RE: Scott_S Apr 7, 2008 08:28 AM

    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.

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      ginnyhw RE: Scott_S Apr 7, 2008 09:07 AM

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

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        Allstonian RE: ginnyhw Apr 7, 2008 10:41 AM

        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.

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          jpcat RE: Allstonian Apr 7, 2008 10:43 AM

          I think ginnyhw might mean Athans in Brookline

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            Allstonian RE: jpcat Apr 7, 2008 10:51 AM

            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.

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              ginnyhw RE: Allstonian Apr 8, 2008 03:50 AM

              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. pamalamb RE: Scott_S Apr 7, 2008 10:34 AM

        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. Chris VR RE: Scott_S Apr 7, 2008 11:35 AM

          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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            Blumie RE: Chris VR Apr 7, 2008 12:20 PM

            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.

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            heard RE: Scott_S Apr 7, 2008 12:34 PM

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

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              tweetie RE: voodoocheese Apr 7, 2008 04:32 PM

              Lakota Bakery, Mass Ave, Arlington Heights makes a lovely, luscious lemon cake. I've also seen, though not tasted, one at Russo's in Watertown.

              1. cassis RE: Scott_S Apr 7, 2008 05:28 PM

                Hi Rise makes a wonderful mini lemon pound cake, they might also make a full sized cake.

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                  ts44 RE: Scott_S Apr 8, 2008 09:26 AM

                  Rosie's bakery has a wonderful lemon cake. They have locations in Inman Square, and I think one closer to Porter Sq on Mass ave too. Their Lemon cake is fantastic.

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