The Cake Slice Bakers Cake of the Month this month was Lemon Velvet Squares. For some reason this cake reminded me of something ladies in the 60's or 70's would have baked. Maybe it was the word velvet. Or maybe it was the fact that my grandmother loved lemon desserts. Or that my great aunt had a recipe for a lemon bundt cake that involved lemon Jello.
My grandmother passed away this past October and her birthday was February 6th. My mom's extended family got together at one of my grandmother's favorite seafood restaurants to celebrate her life and honor her with the traditional eating of Texas Gulf Coast fried shrimp :). These Lemon Velvet Squares fit perfectly into our celebration.
|I love corner pieces!|
I really liked this cake. Especially once I added icing! Since the last few cakes have seemed a little bland, I decided to focus on adding more flavor. So, where the recipe called for water, I added additional orange juice and I added A LOT more lemon and orange zest than the recipe called for. For the icing, I used the recipe in the back of the book, but I added more powdered sugar until the glaze became more of a thick icing. The cake was good both with and without the icing, but I preferred it with the icing because....well... it's icing!
|Fresh out of the oven, without icing.|
|First piece gone...|
|With tasty icing.|
|Close up of delicious icing.|
|Lemon Velvet Rectangles.|
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