Some light googling led me to this lemon cake recipe, and the comments made it sound easy and no-fail, so it was an easy choice. I'd never made a cake from scratch though, so I was a little anxious how it would come out.
|lemon cake ingredients|
My kitchen aid mixer was awesome for this project, as many steps require mixing for several minutes. I was also happy I had my handy dandy zester, which made zesting all those lemons much easier!
The cake came out a little dry, but that may have been due to forgetting the step of dousing the cake in lemon syrup right when it comes out of the oven. I did this step the next morning, and the syrup didn't soak into the cake well.
However...the icing was AMAZING. I really could have eaten the entire bowl of it.
In the end, the cake turned out pretty well, and my future-mother-in-law was happy! Success!
PS: This cake is also delicious for breakfast!