So today is Neil’s birthday. Happy Birthday NEIL! Now, I thought I loved Lemon, Neil brings it to a whole new level. That was one of the reasons I knew he was perfect. Every year growing up his Mom, on his birthday would make him this Lemon Cake. A few years ago, I asked him what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday and he asked me to make the cake his mom would make for him. I was so nervous, thinking this was some old family recipe, that she has made it so many times she doesn’t really know the recipe it just kind of comes naturally to her. So many thoughts were going through my mind, and then I got the recipe. Relief! Neil’s favorite cake comes from a box with a few additions! I did import these few ingredients when we were home over the holidays just to make sure I had them.
Lemon Cake Recipe
Preheat oven @350 F
1 Lemon Cake Box
1 Box of Lemon Jello (small box)
3/4 Cup of Water
3/4 Cup Wesson Oil
2 greased 9 inch round cake pans.
1 batch of Lemon Buttercream Frosting
In a bowl place all the ingredients and mix together until all combined. Evenly distribute in cake pans and bake for 30 minutes, until tester comes out clean. Let cool on rack before frosting.
Frost one side of the cake and I then put a layer of Haribo gummies. To some, this may sound a bit much, but Neil has the biggest sweet tooth and it is his Birthday, so I thought I would go overboard on the Sugar.
The add the next cake layer and frost the remainder of the cake. I decorated the top with some Lemon Heads. If you like Lemon and Sugar- then look no further this is the cake for you!
That is great. My mother used to make the vanilla or chocolate Betty Crocker cakes for our birthdays, then add a marshmellowy frosting (in lavendar for me and green for my brother) then stick gummy worms on it. To this day, that is my favourite cake ever
Amazing! I’m drooling. I always put lemon cake in the super fancy category. Great to know a recipe with only 5 ingredients!
Tooooo funny…my dad loves that cake. Just add chocolate frosting and he would be in heaven. I remember how shocked I was to find out that this simple cake was his favorite. Aren’t we surprised by those we love sometimes?!
As usual you did a great job baking!