Have I mentioned how much I love the internet? And more specifically, food blogs on the internet?? More than any cookery television show or recipe book, food blogs have taught me so much about baking, and introduced me to hundreds of recipes. My backlog of ‘to-try’ recipes is never ending….but I’m not complaining.
How can I, when every now and then I stumble onto recipes like this?
I love citrus fruits, and when I saw Dessert First’s lemon vanilla cake, I knew I had to try it out. But instead of lemons, I used limes and omitted the raspberries. And it was amazing. The cake crumb was perfectly soft and fluffy, thanks to the liberal use of butter and the addition of buttermilk. And the scent and taste of the limes came through very well, giving the cake a refreshing ‘zing’ almost. Perfect.
So much so that there was no need to dress these babies up with anything more than a simple dusting of icing sugar…and even that was just an afterthought.
p/s: I tried this again recently and attempted to make it healthier by reducing the amount of sugar. Not a very good idea cos the cake became a little egg-y tasting and the crumb wan’t as soft. So I think the original proportions are perfect and should not be messed around with…. sugar-overload or not 😉