Tuesday, April 17, 2012

TWD—Baking With Julia—Lemon Loaf Cake

TWD--BWJ Lemon Loaf Cake 4-7-12

Baking With Julia for Tuesdays With Dorie this week is the Lemon Loaf Cake on pages 252-253.  Don’t go freaking out on me or anything, but I made it exactly as the recipe was written (again). 

I made this cake for Easter dessert and we had some family over.  I had also made a carrot cake, a cheesecake and some cookies.  The cheesecake was plain, so I made a blueberry compote, some raspberry coulis and for the boys’ sake, I opened a can of cherry pie filling.  Everyone could choose if they wanted any of those on their cheesecake or the lemon cake.

Lemon Loaf Cake Slice

Since this cake isn’t very “light” with its many eggs, sugar, heavy cream and butter, I only took a taste of it.  I thought it was good!  I do wish I had taken the time for put a lemon glaze on it.  I’d planned to, but ran out of time before company came.

Lemon Loaf Cake with Bluberry Compote

I thought the cake was definitely good with the bite I took (okay, two bites, one of each with the two berries)!

Lemon Loaf Cake with Raspberry Coulis

After sending some of our family home with cake, there were a few pieces left.  I stuck them in the freezer and on a day I feel like splurging, I keep thinking it would be really good lightly toasted.

If you want this recipe, our hosts this week are Truc from Treats and Michelle from The Beauty of Life.

13 comments:

Lisa said...

Mmm, it's all good. I don't know which one I'd choose, probably a taste of each.

Lisa Ernst said...

They both look wonderful. I love lemon with blueberry especially. Maggiano's restaurant has a dessert with toasted pound cake, ice cream and fudge sauce. I've never ordered it, but it sound like a great (although high calorie) way to enjoy pound cake.

Im At Home Baking said...

Delicious!!!!

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

Smart boys, I love cherry pie filling;)

Wendy said...

You prob don't need a glaze with those yummy toppings! Your loaf looks delicious. :)

Cindy said...

I did frost it--it was yummy. I also thought a blueberry sauce would be great. Fun cake.

Cookery Courses said...

My all time favourite cake!

Jill said...

Wow, it crowned and cracked just like the recipe said! My tiny version was really flat. Looks great with the berries; I would have a hard time choosing between this cake and the cheesecake.

Veronica Miller said...

It's very pretty! Your breads always turn out lovely. I would have mine plain!

Cher Rockwell said...

I like the "topping bar" conecept to go along with the cake and cheesecake.

Julia said...

Your toppings sound amazing!

Cathleen said...

I loved the beauty of this loaf - yours is gorgeous. However the flavor just was not enough for me. Your blueberry compote looks wonderful!uto

Kayte said...

NO chocolate drizzle on these??? No Nutella plopped on there instead of just fruit? Who are you and what have you done with Katrina???? Your Lemon Loaf looks fabulous...inside and out. The fruit just sends it over the top. Going there with that next time...and there will be a next time soon!