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.