Monday, June 6, 2011

The First and the Last of Them


Much to my dismay, I picked the last of the strawberries this afternoon, but much to my delight I picked the first of the blueberries! I used the first and the last of the season's berries atop a lemon cake. From a box, lemon cake. But wait!

You can dress up a cake mix, and make it so much better than just a "boxed" mix. We always start with Duncan Hines if the ingredients come in a box. In my opinion, all other brands are worthless. (You are entitled to your own opinion.) To the Lemon Supreme mix, Abigail and I added freshly squeezed lemon juice in place of the water. We added the eggs and oil as called for, but also added 1/4 cup melted butter, 1/2 cup flour, 1 tsp. of vanilla extract, and 1 tsp. of baking powder. In the end, we stirred in the zest of two lemons.

Let me tell you, this was a very tart cake! A dusting of powdered sugar and fresh berries were the perfect  embellishments.

7 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

I definitely agree on the Duncan Hines brand. I've never liked the lemon cake though so I'm going to try your additions - it sounds delicious. blessings, marlene

Becky K. said...

My.Mouth.Is.Watering!!

Marilene said...

You have lemons and eggs? Try this:
http://technicolorkitcheninenglish.blogspot.com/2010/08/very-tangy-lime-lemon-bars.html
Made these bars for the first time this weekend, and for sure it was not the last...
XXOO

Mrs.Rabe said...

Sounds fantastic! We love Lemon around here!

randi said...

mmmm....i am assuming you saved me a piece! ;)

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Margo said...

oooh, a tart lemon cake. sounds GOOD.

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