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PostSubject: Re: Strawberry and Lemon Cake Recipes   Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:26 pm

Wow they sound delicious but super duper easy which is even better Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Strawberry and Lemon Cake Recipes   Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:00 pm

YAY! Glad the cakes were a hit. You put a lot of time and effort into them, not surprising you want to take a break.

Kick back and relax, you deserve it. bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Strawberry and Lemon Cake Recipes   Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:27 am

They were both hits. It was way more than necessary, but better safe than sorry. Several took some home.

One woman asked me to do a cake for her son's birthday this weekend. I turned her down; it takes some recovery time between cakes. Yeah, I'm a wuss. Razz

Afterward, when my friend's son and son-in-law arrived to take care of the leftovers, her son said he wants me to do his birthday cake next year. Think I'll give the recipes to his wife, since she'd like to bake him one.

Not that she was complaining, but she mentioned earlier this year that his mom always bakes his birthday cake. That might be because she wasn't very well versed in cooking when they first married. She's improved a lot over the last year or so, branched out and experimented in the kitchen.

Think I'll also suggest she get her MIL to make the fondant, since my friend has the recipe and mixer for it. Maybe then everyone will be happy.cheers

Whew, time for a beverage. The minefield of relationships is thirsty work. drunken
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PostSubject: Re: Strawberry and Lemon Cake Recipes   Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:21 am

Sounds yummy, Mary. bounce
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PostSubject: Strawberry and Lemon Cake Recipes   Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:04 am

First, I tried a lemon cake from scratch. While it tasted lemony, it'd also make you pucker--from the dry density of it and not the lemon. silent

Trial number two, while it's a cheat with a box mix, was a hit. Bonus is it's dense enough to hold up to frosting and fondant. cheers


Cake mixes- A few brands are available here. On caking websites, everyone prefers Duncan Hines. I used the Classic White, Deliciously Moist mix.

Lemon Cake*

1 box of white cake mix
1 small Lemon Pudding (3.4 oz)
1 cup Sour Cream
3 Eggs
1/2 cup Water
1/3 cup Vegetable Oil

Preheat the oven to 350F.
Mix everything. Pour into greased and floured pans.
Lower temp to 325F to bake in aluminum pans. This recipe yields about 5 cups of batter--real thick batter.

*To boost the lemon, I add zest from one.


Strawberry Cake
This is also the recipe Gran used.

1 box White Cake mix
1 small box strawberry Jell-o
3/4 cup Vegetable Oil*
4 eggs
1/2 cup water
1/2 pint frozen whole strawberries, thawed & chopped finely in blender

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix cake mix and Jell-0. Add oil, eggs, and water and mix with mixer for 2 minutes. Add strawberries until well blended. Pour in greased and floured pans.
Turn oven down to 325F.

*3/4 cup Oil was too much. Your hand comes back greasy after touching the cake, so I downsized to half a cup and will probably use a little less next time.



So both cakes retain moisture and to give the taste a little boost, spray or dab it (using a paper towel) with simple sugar.

Simple Sugar is made by boiling equal parts sugar and water until the sugar dissolves. I tossed in lemon rinds and juice for a flavor boost.
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