lemon

  • Glazed lemon pound cake Glazed lemon pound cake

    Glazed lemon pound cake

Glazed lemon pound cake

It’s about that time of year when my after-dinner cravings are for something a bit lighter, tangier, fresher. I’m not as likely to reach for the dense-chocolate cake or the decadent cheesecake, the fruits are plentiful and ripe and in abundance. Still, sometimes you want to have something on hand for when company comes over on the weekend, and this recipe perfectly fits the bill. This recipe comes from Real Simple magazine, a publication I am often ripping pages out of due to the high success rate. Substitutions: I didn’t make any, but I would have no hesitation in using lower-fat Greek yogurt. Would I make this again? Certainly, the tang of the lemon pairs nicely with the sugary glaze and it’s just the thing to serve alongside a double long espresso. Grade: Five stars out of five. Simplicity rules here and this recipe is hard to mess up. (Do […]

  • Lemon-kissed buttercream cupcakes Lemon-kissed buttercream cupcakes

    Lemon-kissed buttercream cupcakes

Lemon-kissed buttercream cupcakes

  While I tend to fall back on tried-and-true cupcake recipes such as vanilla bean or Devil’s Food, sometimes I yearn for a little lemon. I made these for a springtime party but I’ve also made them since then for a baby shower. I found this recipe online when I wanted something a bit more sophisticated at the last minute and I knew I had lemons in the fridge. I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned before but I’m not the biggest fan of buttercream. I love how it looks when you pipe it, but there are certain recipes that just taste much too buttery for my taste. This recipe changed my mind. This has become my favourite buttercream recipe ever. If you don’t like lemon, suck it up and try it out anyway. You will be pleasantly surprised I think. A testament to how much I like this recipe is […]