Tuesday, April 17, 2012

lemon loaf cake {tuesdays with dorie}

this weeks tuesdays with dorie recipe is lemon loaf cake. to check out the recipe head on over to the host blogs: treats  & the beauty of life

i was slightly apprehensive after my epic pizza rustica fail on easter. it looked amazing but i over baked it, who does that? i remembered late yesterday that today was the day to bake the cake. i looked at my lemon tree and didn't feel like picking any of my tumor like lemons so we headed off to the store for a few normal ones. after i fed the wee ones this morning i whipped it up, replacing the heavy cream with buttermilk and adding in a tad of lemon extract.  after the cake had cooled i cut a slice and loved seeing the slice flecked with lemon rind. it was gorgeous. i decided to lightly grill two slices and topped them with fresh whipped cream and locally grown strawberries. payton was ecsastic because she has been begging me for a strawberry shortcake, the show is her newest obsession and she simply loves cake. this ones for her! 




the cake has a slight crunch to the crust, which i love on any pound cake. the cake is moist, a little extra because of the buttermilk vs. heavy cream replacement. the slightly grilled cake adds a different flavor, pairing it with the cool whipped cream and fresh berries slips me straight into the summer months. you could easily use this cake for a parfait, with some homemade jam or simply by itself.

9 comments:

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

What a delightful blog! And your Lemon Loaf Cake sure looks delicious with those strawberries and whipped cream! Thank you for the warm welcome to the TwD!

Cassie said...

I miss your baking soooooo much! Looking at these pictures actually makes my mouth water. And lemon sweets have become my fav!

Heather Kinnaird said...

Your loaf looks amazing - great dessert idea!

Sweet and That's it said...

Looks delicious & how lovely your fotos!

Amanda said...

Looks so yummy! I'm going to try it tonight!!!

Cher Rockwell said...

Grilling it is a grand idea. So summery...

Cathleen said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Great idea to grill it! Looks like a lovely dessert!

jen said...

Wow. I love that you grilled it a bit. It must have had a fantastic texture! I love strawberry shortcake!! Your daughter is so lucky! :P