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Zesty Lemon Cake by claremanson Zesty Lemon Cake by claremanson
A refreshing gluten free lemon zest sponge with a lemon zest butter cream.

One of my favourite ways to use up lemons is to put it in either a cake or lemonade, today I chose cake as it is still a little too cold for lemonade. Nothing in your face big and fancy just a nice, simple cake.

As always I used my basic cake recipe jsut added the zest of one lemon to the cake mix and a littlre more plus lemon juice to taste in the butter cream.

TIPS:
:bulletgreen: When grating lemon zest, do not grate the bitter white, it is not very nice so after a couple of grates check the lemon and rotate.
:bulletgreen: Taste test! It's easier to add more than take away so when making the butter cream add the zest and juice just a little at a time, taste test (with a clean spoon then wash before testing again!) then repeat. Try not to make it too strong though as remember you already have lemon in the sponge.
:bulletgreen: As with most homemade cake, best eaten on day of baking for maximum soft and moist taste and texture.


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:iconangealgirl777:
AngealGirl777 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks yummy delicious! Love lemony cakes! :D
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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:iconangealgirl777:
AngealGirl777 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You welcome! :)
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:iconhorrorxxxgirl:
HorrorxXxGirl Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
The cake looks very moist! :lick:
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh yes, this was taken an hour if that out from the oven, can't get much fresher than that :)
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:iconhorrorxxxgirl:
HorrorxXxGirl Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
That looks like a delicious springtime dessert! :iconlemonplz:
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:iconmissfero:
MissFero Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm actually not a fan of lemon cake. XD

Mostly because my dad loves it so much and I have to make it really often. I've gotten so sick of it. x.x
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
my best friend is like that with coffee cake, always making it for her mum so is not keen on it anymore.
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:iconmissfero:
MissFero Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate how it just ruins it. XD
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:iconbehindthesofa:
behindthesofa Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Looks delicious. I love using lemons in baking. Hopefully I'll be able to get some time for baking in the near future!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love using lemons on a nice sunny day :)
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:iconbehindthesofa:
behindthesofa Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Hopefully there'll be some sunny days coming up soon! I'm getting tired of these cold wintery days.
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
none anytime soon if the weather forecast is anything to go by for the south west, flooding and maybe snow for the next few days it looks like.
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:iconbehindthesofa:
behindthesofa Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
It's crazy at the moment. It's been snowing a lot today. Definitely feels like we're heading back into winter
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
definitely just saw the forecast for the week, rain, rain, rain and cold!
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:iconbehindthesofa:
behindthesofa Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Grr! :shakefist:
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Looks delicious. I love me a good lemon cake. Nom.
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
me too :)
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:iconshaami:
Shaami Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely~ :aww:
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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fbk-photofreak Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Photographer
Everything about this picture is brilliant, from the composition to the colours.. and nevermind that I would LOVE to taste that delicious looking cake right there

Love it :D :D :D
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
aww thank you so much, that means a lot :D have a lovely day :)
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:iconlapoetry-n-photo:
LAPoetry-n-Photo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I ADORE lemon so I'd really love the recipe for this!
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:iconpepikaboo:
pepikaboo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
it looks so good O_O

i want... >_<
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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:iconwaterfaerienaomi:
WaterFaerieNaomi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, look how light/fluffy that is! Too bad my grating skills aren't that good. But something like this will make great practice! :D
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Before I had a food processor I once had to grate 4 whole carrots by hand for a carrot cake, it was torture! I gave up after 2! I wouldn't go near a grate for a good year after that lol!
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ARSugarPie Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
STOOPP IT!!!
(jk, still make stuff)
It looks too delicious!!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: thank you :)
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:iconarsugarpie:
ARSugarPie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :3
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:icontoukatsu:
Toukatsu Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Oh lordy that looks divine. :D
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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:iconangelmusicbaby:
angelmusicbaby Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Photographer
yum :D
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:iconalberticorico:
Alberticorico Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconwooooplz: looks nice
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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:iconalberticorico:
Alberticorico Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem :)
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:iconavpmismylife:
AVPMismylife Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student General Artist
this looks SO GOOD!!!!!!! i want THIS for my birthday :)
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :) have a great birthday :)
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:iconavpmismylife:
AVPMismylife Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconsiraviena:
Siraviena Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:Q_
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:iconhoozuki-chan:
hoozuki-chan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lemon cakes are definitely awesome!! ^^!
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:nod:
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:iconfonejackboy:
fonejackboy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
zesty indeed.
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:iconbellavega:
BellaVega Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It looks heavenly and I bet it tastes even better heh :icondayumplz:
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks, it was great :)
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:icondagger-13:
Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mmmmm that looks lovely :D
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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:iconkagenokarasu:
KageNoKarasu Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Ah, I was kind of thinking it was GF, it was looking kind of flat. :D
Also looks super tasty, too bad I never keep enough lemons on hand for sweets (lemons bars, why must you be so devilishly yummy?)
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