July 20, 2018

Lemon Buttermilk Sheet Cake ~ #TheCakeSliceBakers

If life throws you a lemon - make this Lemon Buttermilk Sheet Cake.

The Cake Slice Bakers continue to bake through The Perfect Cake from America's Test Kitchen. This book has become a fast favorite amongst the bakers.  Not only is it filled with so many great cakes for all occasions, the recipes have been tested multiple times by the Test Kitchen so you know when they say a recipe works you now that it will as they they have ironed out all of the kinks.

As always there were four great choices this month and it was a hard decision. I narrowed it down to two of the cakes, and then kept going back and forth trying to decided. In the end it was easier just to let my family pick which one they wanted me to make, and hands down it was the Lemon-Buttermilk Sheet Cake.

I loved everything about this cake from the ease of making it to the last crumb.  This isn't a fancy cake with all the bells and whistles.  It is, however, the cake you want when you want something that has a delicate sponge-like texture with a hint of lemon and a super easy frosting that has a lovely lemon-sugar crackle to it. This is the cake that everyone will be coming back for seconds (and maybe even thirds) for and asking if they can have the recipe. This will become your go-to cake.

America's Test Kitchen has asked us not to publish the recipes for the cakes we bake, so to make it you can find the recipe for this cake on page 115 of The Perfect Cake.

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through.  This year it is The Perfect Cake from America's Test Kitchen #atkcake.  We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

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  1. Wasn't this cake delicious? Your photos are great!

  2. I love the way your lemon sugar looks, Felice! Enjoyed this bake.

  3. Felice - this looks so tasty! I love the simplicity and amazing results, with the lemon-sugar crackle topping things off well!

  4. Literally, all that's left are the crumbs, I love it! So happy that this cake tastes as good as it smells. That close up shot of the dripping glaze is fantastic!

  5. AHHH that is not fair !!! I want the recipe PLEASE !!!!!!!
    I cannot afford another cook book, I get all my recipes on line now
    thank you kindly, or at least until now !! What a bummer !!

    1. Aloha Mary if you do a search for this cake you will find this particular recipe online as it has been published before. This is a wonderful book and we are honoring the publisher' request not to post the recipes, but maybe you could ask for the book as a gift or borrow it from your local library to see all the other wonderful recipes in it?


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