The Cake Slice: Marbled Lemon-Blueberry Butter CakeJuly 20, 2009 at 2:41 am | Posted in cakes & tortes, groups, layer cakes, sweet things, the cake slice | 27 Comments
I really look forward to Cake Slice time every month. The best part, of course, is getting to eat homemade cake!! But the second best part is getting in a little decorating practice. I always keep it simple, mainly because I don’t have the finishing skills to make it fancy, but simple suits me best anyway. One thing I’ve discovered is that a few easy to crank out gumpaste or fondant flowers can make even a mediocre frosting job look pretty good!
I was a little on the fence when I saw we’d be making this particular cake, though. It felt like we’d just done the Triple Lemon Chiffon…although looking at my archives, I now realize that was back in March. My, how time flies– I guess we are due for another lemon cake!
This one’s a different animal from the chiffon altogether. You can tell it’s a butter cake, with its nice tight crumb…it is definitely lemony, which I loved (although I do admit to never measuring zest, and may have been heavy-handed). The frosting is a really rich buttercream…but the kicker is the homemade blueberry jam in the middle (and in the marble). How perfectly summery!
Here’s a printable link to the recipe. Better yet, get your hands on a copy of Sky High: Irresistible Triple Layer Cakes by Alicia Huntsman and Peter Wynne. Cruise through the list of The Cake Slice Bakers to check out all of our sky-high cakes this month.