A person’s favourite cake flavour says a lot about them. In my family, the favourites range from outrageously decadent, to refreshing and light. It’s my dad’s birthday tomorrow, and he never celebrates. This year he asked to go to dinner, and I couldn’t pass the opportunity to make the day even sweeter for him. My dad is one of the refreshing-and-light dessert people, so I wanted to make something he’d actually be excited to try. I came across The College Housewife and her Lemon Blueberry Cake with Lemon Buttercream recipe, and I am hooked!
Let’s start off by saying I’m no pro in the kitchen. I follow recipes and follow them well. So, I was thankful that Elizabeth’s recipe was so simple and easy to read while helping execute a totally instagrammable birthday cake. If you haven’t made your own cake batter before, I highly recommend it. It’s really rewarding to see it all come together, and taste test along the way.
Tasting the batter for the first time was super exciting. The lemon juice and lemon zest were so refreshing, while the sugar and vanilla balanced it to create a fresh lemonade flavoured batter. Throwing in the blueberries was fun and made me feel like a ~bit~ of a MasterChef.
I baked the cake and split the layers, whipped up the buttercream and started decorating. Maybe my cake is a little wonky, but the buttercream and decorative fruits hide it well. What I loved about this recipe is that the expectation and reality were not that far at all. It was really satisfying to put something together that isn’t too far from the original.
Tomorrow after dinner, my parents and sister will come over for some birthday cake after dinner. I’m so excited to get to whip it out and taste more than dipping my finger in the mixture!
Until next time…