Don’t you just love birthday cake birthdays? I sure do. Everybody is celebrating, happy, social and not to mention, there is usually cake of some sort.
It is my good friend from work, Jonathan’s, birthday tomorrow. Happy early bday friend 🙂 Since I am such a wonderful friend and love to bake, I volunteered to make his favorite thing, Lemon Cake. More specifically, Nathan’s Lemon Cake (Cooking Light), which I made into cupcakes for ease of serving.
Here is the photo of what the cake would look like:
And my cupcakes…
So the frosting looks nothing like the cake frosting shown above, even though I followed the directions to a tee, but it is still bomb. Don’t you love how whenever you make a dish, 9 times out of 10 it never looks as good as their staged photo? Someday I’ll get there ;).
Of course I had to try a bite from one of the four cupcakes that I saved for Mike and I. Now, I had never heard of lemon cake before today, let alone tried a bite, nor had Mike. And… we were both blown away. This recipe will be going on file. It was so light and refreshing, compared to say, hmmm, just about any other kind of cake. I think this would definitely be a crowd pleaser!
When it came to dinner, neither Mike or I felt like making anything, especially since I had just dirtied up the kitchen baking the cupcakes. What else to turn to other than thin crust frozen pizza!
Along with some cantelouop
Dessert will most likely be a Lemon Cupcake!!!
Can you believe tomorrow is OCTOBER!?!? Do you have a favorite month?