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

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog 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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