Saturday, June 8, 2013
Sweet Saturday.... Lemony Goodness
I have made a lot of "sweets" prior to the weight loss journey....which probably explains the need for a weight loss journey.... Anyways, for the next few weeks, at least, I am going to share one of these sweets each Saturday, along with a link to some "sweets" I want to try from pinterest on cheat days!!
Lemon Blueberry Cake
My friend Brooke celebrated her birthday last week, so I knew I was going to be making her a cake! As far as cakes and food in general go, we pretty much have the same tastes. I knew I really wanted a good lemon dessert, and I was tight on money, so I wanted to use things I had at the house. I knew she would approve of lemon as well, so when I found a lemon cake mix in the pantry, I was excited! I wanted to do more than just make a lemon box cake, so I jazzed it up a little.
So here it is... Lemon Cake with Blueberry filling and a lemon buttercream!!!!
Lemon Cake Mix (and whatever it calls for)
Lemon Zest... about 3 lemons
juice of the lemons from above
1 cup of blueberries, plus some for garnish
6 cups of powder sugar
1 stick of butter
a few tbsp. of heavy cream
For the cake, I baked it according to the box. I added some lemon zest to the batter, and that is it.
In a saucepan, I combined blueberries, 1 cup of powder sugar, juice of one lemon.
Let it cook until you have a light boil.
Remove from burner and cool.
You can either mash the blueberries if you want it chunky or puree it in a blender like I did. I added more powder sugar to thicken it a little more.
In a mixer, beat butter and slowly add remaining powder sugar and lemon juice from remaining lemons.
After you've added all of the sugar, gradually add heavy cream until you get the consistency you want. Stir in remaining lemon zest.
Place one cake on plate.
Top with blueberry filling.
Place second cake on top.
Ice the cake with the buttercream.
Decorate... I used a little fresh mint and blueberries.
Pinterest Lemon Goodness on my "to make list."
Hellloooooo! I love this cake! Heck Yes for a copycat!!!!
and then there was a muddy buddy recipe.... oh me, oh my....
Peace, Love, and Geaux Tigers