Monday, January 26, 2015

Lemon Cake with Lemon Buttercream Icing

Boo Bear has decided he wants to learn how to cook. That thrills me to no end! I love cooking, baking and creating in the kitchen. It's really and truly a labor of love to me.

I'm thinking what sparked this was watching cupcake wars on Netflix. He loves to watch that show and it's inspiring him to want to learn to cook more.

So this weekend we went in the kitchen and created a one layer lemon cake with lemon buttercream icing.

I love lemon stuff and so does my kiddo. Hubby was also enjoying the cake.

The only thing I want to do is figure out how to make the icing where it isn't as sweet. It's not as bad the next day but to begin with, whew!

So here's the recipe and our finished product. It's fairly easy and something can be whipped up in no time. I think it's a great recipe to have when you just want a small cake and not a lot of leftovers. It makes one layer and the icing we did made a good amount. You could adjust for whatever you like.

One Layer Lemon Cake: (Adapted from Betty Homes and Gardens Cookbook)

1 1/3 C all-purpose flour
2/3 C sugar
2 TSP baking powder
2/3 C milk
1/4 C butter, softened
1 egg
1 TSP Lemon Extract

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray Bakers Joy on 8 x 11/2 in round cake pan. Mix together your flour, sugar and baking powder. Add milk, butter, egg and lemon. Beat with a mixer at low speed until combined. Then beat on medium speed for one minute. Put the batter in the pan and cook for about 30 minutes or until your toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan then place on your cooling rack to completely cool before icing.

Lemon Buttercream

1 stick of butter, softened
2 TSP of lemon extract
3-4 C of powdered sugar
Milk to make it thinned out

Mix all together with your electric mixer to the desired consistency. We added lemon extract to make it a little more lemony so you can play with the amounts to your desired taste.

Here it is :)

So what do you have cooking this week? Share your kid friendly recipes with me so I can try them out here!

1 comment:

  1. Jenni, this looks wonderful! Congrats to Boo-Bear on a job well done. Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week.


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