This week's Sunday Slow Bakers selection by Ida was a perfect birthday cake for someone who likes light lemony things. And that would be me.
I had some help this week from my neighbor's visiting niece, Kimber. She and I baked brownies the last time she visited, so I was happy to have her join me on my Sunday baking. I actually wish we had a bigger challenge for her this week. This cake was really very simple and easy. It doesn't have very many ingredients and goes together quickly.
We followed the recipe almost exactly. I only had to make one tiny substitution—I used 2 lemons and an orange instead of a lemon, a lime and an orange. But I don't think the cake suffered. I almost ran out of powdered sugar, but my neighbor saved me there. So everything went quite smoothly.
My tasters agreed that it was quite tasty, with a distinctive lemony flavor and a great texture. You could easily serve this as a nice, light finish to big meal. Or you could enhance it a little with some fresh fruit or even some homemade ice cream (raspberry sorbet would be delicious). It also makes a nice afternoon cake with tea. But I wouldn't want to go and put 43 birthday candles on it, or anything like that. No, not that.