Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"Welcome To Tasteful Tuesday"

Well good morning, and after all the talk about our senses yesterday what better sense to give into than taste, wow, I made this wonderful Lemon cake for a social at church Sunday, and everyone raved about it. It is so moist and so tastey. I am going to share the recipe here with you now. Hope you enjoy this as much as everyone at church did. Beings a Christian of course we have to have a little scripture to put in too, it is only fitting that God gets his rightful place before our flesh does, lol I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday, and are enlightened by all the wonderful things of creation around you. God bless you real good today and always.

Psalms 119:103 "How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!"
I looked up the word taste, and you know it occurs 22 times in 21 verses in the KJV

(Exd 16:31 - Hbr 2:9) Look them all up in your spare time, I am sure it will be a blessing to you.
And we think that it is just our invention to taste, giggles, NOT...May we give God the glory for every thing he made, and made so well, and you notice most things he created in us, are to give us pleasure, we need to do a study on Godly pleasure one day, I think that will be very interesting, don't you? Well not the fabulous recipe of the lemon cake. Enjoy and be blessed, let your taste buds just tantalize, and come alive just thinking about it... Hugs

Lemon Layer Cake

2.5 cups sifted flour
2 tsp. baking powder
.25 tsp. baking soda
.25 tsp. salt (optional)
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
2 tsp. lemon zest
1.25 cups sugar
3 large eggs
.5 cup milk
.5 cup lemon juice

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Flour, line and grease 2 8-inch round cake pans.

Combine sifted flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. In a large mixing bowl combine butter and lemon zest and beat until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar (the slower, the better) until completely combined. Add eggs one at a time, then beat 2 to 3 minutes until the batter is light and fluffy.

Beat .25 of dry ingredients into the wet batter, and then add all of the milk. Beat until combined. Add the remaining dry ingredients, alternating with lemon juice, beginning and ending with the dry.
Divide batter between the two cake pans and smooth with spatula.

Place pans on the middle rack in oven. Bake for 25 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly touched. Cool in pans on rack for 10 minutes.

Make the Lemon Butter Cream Frosting:

1 small box of instant lemon pudding
1 stick of soft butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 box of confectioners sugar

In a medium bowl, beat the butter and lemon pudding with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the confectioners sugar in batches and beat until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and beat for one minute.
(Frost the Cake:)
Up to a few hours ahead, spread a thin layer of frosting on the cake, filling in any gaps as you go. Chill until the frosting firms up a bit, about ½ hour. Spread the remaining frosting decoratively over the top and sides of cake. Scatter with bits of lemon slices, or lemon zest, I add coconut to mine too, but  garnish as you like.


Donna said...

My mouth is watering as I read through the recipe. At first I thought you had 5 cups of lemon juice. Then I noticed the decimal point. HaHa That would be some sour cake. Love to read your blog.
Have a great day, Barbara.

Jan said...

Now that would be a large cake with 2.5 cups of flour, Barbara. I love the citrus flavours, it sounds delicious.
Thank you for your words of wisdom too.
Have a lovely week. God Bless

A Gardner's Cottage said...

Mmmmmmm that cake sounds delish! I think I will have to try it. Lemon is my favorite. What a great verse to share the more I grow in my relationship with the Lord the sweeter that verse is. Enjoy your day!

Dee said...

I bet your contributions to your church pot lucks are eagerly anticipated!

Terri said...

Sounds wonderful Barbara! I have a mother-daughter luncheon I'm hosting at church on Saturday and I might try this one. Thanks for the recipe.

Barbara said...

thanks it is the perfect dessert for any occassion at church or any where you are having desserts, Teri hope it comes out well for you, I love it, my dh loved it and all who ate it loved it. Certainly a keeper. ♥ Hugs

Anonymous said...

Now this looks absolutely delicious!
I never thought of putting lemon pudding into the frosting - THAT is a wonderful idea.
Thank you for sharing.

Theresa said...

Yummy cake, looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I don't cook many cakes but my niece cooks a lot of them. I will pass it on to her:)

Have a blessed day!

stefanie said...

oh, my, goodness, that cake is sooooo yummi looking, thanks for the recipe!!
I do sell the books, click under the picture of them on my blog and it will take you to where they are for sale, thanks.

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Sharon said...

That looks so yummy. I also thought at first glance that is was 5 cups of LJ. I will have to try it as I love lemon cake. I have made a frosting that uses Choc pudding.
I love the scripture for today,thanks for sharing.

Lynda Young said...

oh yum that cake sounds so tasty

tea said...

That cake sounds really good! I would love to have some lemon right now. I really liked the verse you shared too.. so true. A study on godly pleasure would be really neat!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

YUM!!! I love anything lemon! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Have a wonderful, sunny (like lemons) day!

Sandra Henderson said...

Do you know I still have a few lemons on my tree? YEs, in the jasmine photo, you can see them a little bit. I am going to pick several today and make this cake. The only thing I do not have is the lemon pudding mix. However, I will use some cream cheese, powdered sugar, lemon zest and juice, vanilla. I will think of you today as I go out, pick the lemons, and make this cake. God has blessed me so much with many talents and friends such as yourself. I know a lot of folks may not be for the computer. But, there's good and bad in anything... With this computer I have found you. Imagine. The entire world out there, and he led me to you right here in my own back yard! He's so wonderful! Have a lovely day!