Triple-Layer Lemon Cake
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling BakE: 20 min. + cooling
Loved the filing and frosting but I did not like cake at all, barely had a taste and the batter was thick and gooey
My triplets wanted a lemon cake for their birthday so I thought I would give this recipe a try. It turned out to be a total disaster and it didn't even make it into the oven! I consider myself an intermediate baker but I'm always willing to admit that it could have been an operator error. All I can think of is that there has to be an error in the ingredients or the quantity. I was afraid to throw the batter down the disposal so I had to put it in the trash. I almost substituted the oil for butter and wish I had. The batter turned into a very thick glob of flour and sugar. It looked more cookie dough but I couldn't even fold in the egg whites because it was way too thick. If any other readers have any ideas as to what I did wrong I would appreciate your advice. The pictures of this cake had our mouths watering and I'm very disappointed that I wasted all the ingredients.
Instant husband pleaser. It's a huge cake and absolutely delicious. My filling didn't set up enough, too runny, so I added 4 oz. whipped topping to get better consistency. After spreading filling between layers, I stuck 2 drinking straws through the 3 layers to keep it from sliding and refrigerated it a couple of hours to firm it. It was much easier to frost a cool cake with room temp. frosting.
I just made the filling and used a boxed cake and frosting and it was amazing! The filling was perfectly tart and really easy to make. My husband said he wanted to dig into the cake and eat just the filling. Everyone loved it.
I used my own sponge recipe for the cake and just used the frosting and filling from this recipe and I have to say, as someone without a sweet tooth - I've had two slices of this myself! The filling and frosting are out of this world. I have been overloaded with compliments! I made this for one son's birthday and two of his friends have begged me to make this for their birthdays too along with my youngest son - a confirmed chocoholic! I think we can safely say this is a resounding success and has become an overnight legend here! Thank you so much for sharing a truly delicious recipe.
My husband loves everything lemon, so I made him this cake for his birthday. He loved it. The only alterations I made were -- double the lemon peel in the filling and frosting, and an additional tablespoon of lemon juice in the frosting. I also used freshly squeezed lemon juice rather than from the bottle. Delicious!
cake is not very moist, very crumbly, icing recipe needs to be increased as those measurements really don't cover the cake. Flavor was fine, and it has a regal appearance (besides the very thin frosting)
I made this recipe to bring it in to the office. While I particularly don't much care for lemon cake, the cake did receive excellent reviews from my co-workers. The white cake in this recipe is very light and moist too.
Made this fabulous cake for my son's 5th birthday. The whole family loved it and we were all glad he requested lemon cake this year. (A tip for lemon lovers, I doubled the lemon juice in the icing.)