Monday, September 20, 2010

shhh! It happens...

Well, Saturday I spent the day with my mom and dad.  We "celebrated" my dad's 100th day post transplant, as it is a milestone for transplant patients.  To help celebrate, I made a cake.  Because you can't have a celebration without CAKE!  After much deliberating, I decided on a lemon pound cake.  Glazed Lemon Pound Cake to be specific.  I know, yum!  I even made the cake as written - no changes or substitutions.  Yes, I'm shocked too.  However, I didn't quite follow ALL the directions.  Such as "spray budnt pan with nonstick baking spray with flour".  Apparently, WITH FLOUR is key here.

yep, non-stick my ass.
I sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray, but obviously, that wasn't enough.  If I had gone with the recipe that called for multiple sticks of butter, this probably wouldn't have happened.  But noooo, I had to be more health conscience.  Not that there is anything healthy about this cake.  So, what did I do?  Did I cry?  No.  Did I bake another cake?  Hell no. (pronounced HAY-ell no)
I slapped that baby back together, poured some glaze on it (which held it all together nicely) and called it a day.  My dad nevers wears his glasses anyway.  I knew he wouldn't notice.  (He thought my chocolate chips waffles were a steak.)  And I knew my mom wouldn't care, because she's cool like that. 

So, we had cake.  Less than picture perfect, but pretty freakin' good.
Ingredients - recipe from
•2-1/2 cups flour

•1-1/2 cups sugar

•2-1/2 tsp. baking powder

•1/2 tsp. baking soda

•1/4 tsp. salt

•1/2 cup orange juice

•1/4 cup lemon juice

•3/4 cup canola or safflower oil     I used canola

•2 tsp. vanilla

•4 eggs        I only used 3 eggs b/c the hubs bought HUGE jumbo eggs - they had to be from a mutant chicken

•1-3/4 cups powdered sugar

•1/2 cup lemon juice


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray 12 cup bundt pan with nonstick baking spray with flour. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, salt, orange juice, 1/4 cup lemon juice, oil, vanilla, and eggs. Beat well until combined.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake at 325 degrees F for 40-50 minutes until dark golden brown. While cake is in oven, combine powdered sugar and 1/2 cup lemon juice and whisk to blend.

Remove cake from oven, beat powdered sugar mixture again, and carefully spoon 1/2 of the lemon and powdered sugar mixture over cake. Loosen edges of cake and turn out onto serving plate. Slowly drizzle remaining lemon mixture over cake. Let cool.
It was very good.  I don't know if I would call it a pound cake, b/c it wasn't as dense as normal pound cake, but definitely a good cake.  Next time, I will play around with the ingredients just to see if I can make it with less fat, and I will add blueberries!  B/c I love lemon and blueberries.  The glaze is very sweet and very tart at the same time.  I think some lemon zest would be a good addition to the cake as well as adding some orange juice to the glaze.  Damn, now I want to make another cake.  Guess me and Mr. T. Two will be heading to the grocery store.  Always fun with a 2 yr. old.  Hope everyone had a FABU weekend!


  1. I love that you made another cake! I think I'd have done the same...time pending, of course :) Congrats on your dad's transplant, that's wonderful! I work with kidney transplants now and it warms my heart every day to see that success!

  2. congrats to your dad! That's so awesome!

    I love your cake quick fix. We've all been there. My solution is usually to smother it in frosting. Sounds delicious!

  3. Wow - 100 days - glad he's doing good!

    I would definitely do the blueberry/lemon combo - its one of my favorites! :D



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